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Turkey cleared by US for $3.5 billion Patriot missile deal, despite S-400 row

Amidst an ongoing row concerning Turkey’s decision to buy a Russian air defense system, the U.S. State Department has cleared Ankara to purchase a package of Patriot systems, with an estimated price tag of $3.5 billion.

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US spent $113m in Pakistan during 2018: report

The United States spent $113.3 million on key programmes and activities in Pakistan during 2018, says a US State Department report released on Friday.

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Khalilzad returns to region to jump-start Afghan peace talks

The United States is once again sending its special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, to Pakistan and Afghanistan to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the State Department announced on Friday. Mr Khalilzad, who will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, is coming with an inter-agency delegation on his third trip to the region in less than two months. He will stay in the region from Nov 8 to 20 and will meet Afghan government officials and other interested parties to “advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and lead to a sustainable peace,” the State Department said.

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Donald Trump cancels $25M in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday.

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U.S. Sees Assault On Idlib As Escalation Of Syria Conflict -Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on rebel-held Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict, as the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus.

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US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced today, a week after slashing bilateral US aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza.

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Trump should release secret report on the true number of Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is supposedly considering declassifying a State Department report that tallies up the true number of Palestinian refugees.

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US Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Nicaraguan Officials

The State Department is imposing more visa restrictions on those it says are responsible for human rights abuses or “undermining democracy” in Nicaragua.

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‘Buy America’: Sale of U.S. arms increases despite Trump’s tough talk on NATO, trade

The Trump administration’s tough international economic policies are ruffling feathers among foreign allies but aren’t undermining U.S. weapons sales around the world, said a top State Department official who is critical of the president’s “Buy America” campaign.

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U.S. urging allies to halt Iran oil imports by Nov. 4

The U.S. administration is urging Japan and other allies to suspend all oil imports from Iran by Nov.

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U.S. official to visit S. Korea to discuss Iran

A senior U.S. official will visit South Korea this week to discuss the Trump administration’s policy on Iran and its nuclear program, the State Department said Monday.

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US denies reaching agreement with Turkey on Manbij

The U.S. doesn’t have any agreements yet with Turkey on Manbij, northern Syria, the State Department said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.

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China using ‘debtbook diplomacy’ to spread its strategic aims in Asia Pacific

The Chinese government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia and the Pacific, a new report presented to the US State Department claims.

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US: Chemical weapons experts have not entered Douma

The US has been unable to independently confirm that a team of inspectors has arrived at the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Douma district, the State Department said Tuesday.

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Russian Embassy in US Slams State Department Over Meddling in Domestic Election

The Russian Embassy in Washington accused the US State Department of interfering in Russian home affairs over claims that the upcoming presidential voting would not be transparent.

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