Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:42
The spectacle of failure in South Sudan is saddening. A nation that was brought to independence with the enthusiastic support of the United States, ending a long civil war, is now being torn apart by its own leaders.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 06:22
A United Nations committee is weighing imposing sanctions on six senior commanders from South Sudan, the first to face penalties over the 18-month war, diplomats said Friday.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 07:06
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir chose a new foreign minister after vowing to improve relations with Europe and the U.S., which has sanctioned the country for more than 15 years over allegations it sponsors terrorism.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 06:51
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Shannon Smith said the United States would not relax travel bans and other sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and his leadership as the European Union did earlier this year.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:41
A top State Department official on Tuesday said the United States is “deeply concerned” about Iran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen. “Iran provides financial support, weapons, training and intelligence to Houthis,” Gerald Feierstein, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for near eastern affairs, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:23
Central Asia is excited by progress in the P5+1′s negotiations with Iran because it presents a valuable economic opportunity that has long waited in the wings: a relief from the pressures of Russia and China. The progress also validates, in a way, the region’s decision to remain non-nuclear, providing states with dubious human rights records something the international community can commend them for.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 06:58
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday extended for one year the existing sanctions against Somalia, including a ban on imports of charcoal from the Horn of Africa country as they benefit the extremist al-Shabaab group.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 07:37
A White House official said Tuesday that Venezuela was not a threat to the national security of the United States, backing off language in an executive order that had inflamed relations with the South American nation and drawn criticism from other countries in the region.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 07:17
The United States has designated a senior leader of the Islamist insurgency in Russia's North Caucasus as a terrorist, subjecting him to sanctions.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:22
Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov has launched a tour of Latin America with a stop in Cuba, where he has called for an end to the U.S. embargo against the island nation.