The all-important Department is facing a staff shortage that is affecting the quality of its foreign policy, especially in Africa.
The State Department says the US does not support efforts to rehabilitate Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad, and also does not "support others normalising relations".
Becoming a permanently neutral and federal country is the most realistic way to end the war in Ukraine and re-secure Europe for decades to come.
The sale includes 12 Super Hercules C-130 transport aircraft and related equipment worth $2.2 billion, and air defence radar systems worth an estimated $355 million.
The United Arab Emirates is reportedly pausing discussions on multibillion-dollar deal to buy 50 American-made F-35 aircraft, Reaper drones and other advanced munitions.
The two sides will discuss counterterrorism operations against the Daesh and Al Qaeda, humanitarian assistance, Afghanistan's devastated economy, and safe passage for US and Afghan aids out of Kabul.
The Houthis have detained Yemeni staff in the US compound in a daring attack, which might be a message to Washington that they are in charge in the capital.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
US State Department says civilian infrastructure must never be a target of military action as Syria Clans and Tribes Council calls on international actors to end support to the terrorist organisations in the region.
President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, provided the militant group "gives up the war" as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen's overthrowing of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992.
New advisory directs American citizens not to travel to Afghanistan and asks those already in the war-torn country to "leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights."
US says it's disappointed by Tehran’s rejection to join a meeting but remained ready to "re-engage in meaningful diplomacy" and would consult with the other major powers.
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