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‘State Dept Alert’: Daesh, Al-Qaeda Terrorists Seek to Attack US Citizens Abroad

The US Department of State said in its latest Worldwide Caution advisory that in multiple regions around the world terrorists, guerrilla groups, and other criminals look to kidnap US citizens for extortion or political purposes.

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A Blockade and a Murder: U.S. Faces Enduring Problems With Saudis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking with unusual candor, said Sunday that the United States had tried but failed to end a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatar, a crucial military partner in the Middle East.

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US ‘hopeful’ on deal to protect Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria after the US leaves.

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Bolton, Pompeo stir up trouble in Washington

US. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton seem to be pursuing former President Barack Obama’s Syria policy, ignoring President Donald Trump’s orders

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Pompeo pledges no IS return on Middle East tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that the Islamic State group would not be allowed to regroup as he headed to the Middle East following President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull US troops from Syria.

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US envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump’s Syria decision

Brett McGurk, the US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State group coalition, has resigned, a State Department official said Saturday, capping a chaotic week that saw the departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Donald Trump’s stunning decision to pull troops from Syria.

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China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.’s Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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Syrian source says U.S.-led coalition fired at Syrian positions in east: SANA

A Syrian military source said on Sunday night that the U.S-led coalition fighting Islamic State had fired missiles at Syrian government positions south of al-Sukhana, a town in eastern Syria, the state news agency SANA reported.

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Pompeo, Mattis to brief US senators on Saudi as concerns mount

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis will brief US senators Wednesday on developments related to Saudi Arabia, amid mounting bipartisan concern about the kingdom, a senior Republican lawmaker said Monday.

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Washington needs an exit strategy for its YPG policy

The same day the congressional elections took place in the U.S., the State Department announced that it would offer rewards for information leading to the arrest of three major PKK figures, namely Murat Karayılan, Cemil Bayık and Duran Kalkan.

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Florida Republican Scott asks that ballots be guarded in U.S. Senate race recount

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott, whose lead has narrowed in the state’s U.S. Senate race, filed more lawsuits against local election officials on Sunday, asking a judge to order police to impound voting machines and ballots when they are not in use.

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Will hold Khashoggi killers accountable: US

United States Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday and said that the US would hold people involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable.

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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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Utah mayor killed in "insider attack" in Afghanistan, officials say

The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state’s National Guard, the town’s temporary mayor Brent Chugg confirmed to CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

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Restrictive rules keep millions of Americans from voting

Millions of Americans will be barred from casting ballots in Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections due to electoral rules at the state level, which effectively exclude many minority voters to the detriment of Democrats.

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