Topic: U.S. Department of State
Drug violence, trade, and border issues – including Arizona’s new immigration law – are among the difficult issues to be discussed when Mexican President Felipe Calderón visits Washington Wednesday.
05/18/2010 09:00 pm
China's support of a draft UN proposal for new sanctions against Iran comes after months of efforts by Obama to recover from his missteps with Beijing. What were the trade-offs?
05/18/2010 01:23 pm
A day after Turkey and Brazil announced an Iran nuclear fuel swap, the US says it has secured the support of all five permanent UN Security Council members – including Russia and China – for Iran sanctions.
05/18/2010 01:16 pm
US officials say key military operations in the Kandahar offensive - scheduled for this summer - will be delayed until the fall. The Taliban have taken the Afghanistan war to the streets of the southern Afghan city with a campaign to assassinate key public officials.
05/17/2010 12:10 pm
Kenya's churches are opposing a draft Kenyan Constitution they see as encouraging abortion. Three US lawmakers – targeting the abortion issue – have also sent a letter to the State Department questioning US support of the constitution process in Kenya.
05/14/2010 04:33 pm
A senior Turkish official said Friday that momentum for UN sanctions was building, even as Brazil and Turkey work to find a last-minute nuclear fuel swap deal that would allay Western concerns on Iran nuclear ambitions.
05/14/2010 02:04 pm
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits Tehran this weekend in what both Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a senior US State Department official have characterized as the 'last chance' before a new round of sanctions on Iran.
05/14/2010 09:50 am
Cindy Hickey, Nora Shourd, and Laura Fattal have confirmed that they received visas from Iran. They plan to travel to Tehran's infamous Evin prison early next week to see the jailed US hikers for the first time in 10 months.
05/13/2010 06:07 pm
The question is whether the US-China talks, the first in two years dedicated to human rights, will produce any concrete gains for Chinese citizens. Some human rights activists even worry that such talks will be counterproductive.
05/13/2010 03:38 pm
If the US wants to ensure success in Iraq, it must support cultural exchange programs such as the Iraqi Women’s Fellowship Foundation.
05/12/2010 12:36 pm