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Anti-Islamic State coalition at odds on jihadi detainees

1:47am GMT

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted. | Video

Despite 'wonderful' meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defence system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as "wonderful." | Video

Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

13 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/ANKARA At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was "highly respected" around the world. | Video

Islamic State detainees in Syria a 'ticking time-bomb' - State Department official

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Some 10,000 Islamic State detainees held in prisons in northeastern Syria present a major security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, urging countries to take back their citizens who joined the group and were detained.

Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/ANKARA, Nov 12 At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was "highly respected" around the world.

Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face U.S. sanctions - White House official

11 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is very upset about Turkey's purchase of Russian missile defence systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not "get rid" of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday.

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

10 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: "As champions of American diplomacy, we are in the truth-telling business."

Oil from northeastern Syria being used for local communities -U.S. State Department

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The oil extracted in northeastern Syria is being used by the local authorities for their own benefit, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday, apparently contradicting President Donald Trump's suggestion last month that U.S. energy companies might operate them.

Oil from northeastern Syria being used for local communities -U.S. State Dept

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 The oil extracted in northeastern Syria is being used by the local authorities for their own benefit, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday, apparently contradicting President Donald Trump's suggestion last month that U.S. energy companies might operate them.

Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur activists

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is deeply troubled by reports the Chinese government has "harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained" relatives of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of internment camps who have made their stories public, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

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