US Says It Will Exclude Venezuela and Nicaragua From Summit of the Americas

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The U.S. will not invite the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua to the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas next month, a State Department official said on Thursday. “Absolutely not. We don’t recognize them as a sovereign government,” Kevin O’Reilly, the …

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Iraq Parliament Approves Law Prohibiting Normalization Of Ties With Israel

The Iraqi lawmakers in their Thursday session have unanimously passed a law criminalizing relations with Israel. In a statement, the parliament’s media office banned any kind of relations with Israel, calling on the officials in the northern Kurdistan region to …

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Kuwaiti Ruler Accepts Government’s Resignation

© Ron PrzysuchaSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmed Al- Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait on July 29, 2021. [State Department photo by Ron Przysuch

Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday accepted the resignation submitted by the government a month ago. State News Agency KUNA reported that the Crown Prince issued a decree assigning Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah to stay in …

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Russian Foreign Minister Visits China

Fourth EstateChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov - Chinese Foreign Ministry Press Service

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart as part of his visit to China. Lavrov met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before flying to India, which was only Lavrov’s second travel abroad since the Russian invasion …

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Biden, Putin Speak Tomorrow To Discuss Range of Issues

The US President Joe Biden will hold a phone call on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a range of topics, including upcoming diplomatic engagements with Russia, the White House announced on Wednesday. “The Biden Administration continues to …

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Best Way To Avert A Crisis Is Through Diplomacy: US Tells Russia

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden amid rising tensions over Ukraine. The US said the best way to avert a crisis is through diplomacy. Blinken called on Russia …

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US to Continue Humanitarian Support to Afghanistan

The United States and Taliban representatives have concluded two-day talks in Qatar where they discussed the international community’s response to the humanitarian and deepening economic crisis and other key issues facing Afghanistan.  During the talks, the US pledged to continue …

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US Removes Colombia’s FARC From Its Terrorist-List

The US removed the former rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its list of terrorist organizations after adding them in 1997. “The Department of State is revoking the designations of the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) as …

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