The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department, its duties include advising the President of the United States, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.
The United States will ask the United Nations Security Council to this week discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and the "the possibility of an escalatory DPRK provocation," said a U.S. State.. Reuters - Published
Iran may have been behind Thursday's attack on Iraq's Balad air base, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday, but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence. Reuters - Published
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department foreign policy aid Jennifer Williams arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday morning ahead of their testimony before lawmakers in an impeachment..
Business Insider reports State Department staffer Mina Chang resigned on Monday. Chang served as deputy secretary for the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations. She joined the..
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday downplayed reports of low morale at the State Department. According to Politico, such reports have been exacerbated by the House impeachment investigation...
The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact..
The global presence of Islamic State continued to advance in 2018 through networks and affiliates, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales said on Friday, even though the Trump..
A Republican former congressman turned lobbyist repeatedly pushed for the dismissal of U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, an action later taken by President Donald Trump after he was urged..
Ambassador Philip Reeker is the acting assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. He's the top State Department official overseeing US policy in Europe and Eurasia. According..
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said it was working with Mexico's government to identify the "appropriate tools" to help it tackle the threats that drug cartels pose, after President Donald.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, after a visit to Kabul, will travel to Qatar to rejoin talks with Taliban negotiators on steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a settlement to the war in.. Reuters - Published
A top U.S. diplomat for Europe and Eurasia will travel to Ukraine, Slovakia and Italy over the next week, the State Department said on Tuesday, at a time when Ukraine is at the center of an impeachment.. Reuters - Published
A top U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence that Ukraine - not Russia - interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, undermining an argument used by some supporters of.. Reuters - Published
A top U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday that Russia remains in compliance with its obligations under the New START weapons control treaty, but took a hard line on overall weapons policy by.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has lifted a mysterious "hold" on more than $100 million in security aid for Lebanon, congressional and State Department officials said, more than a month.. Reuters - Published
Argentina's Foreign Ministry will begin negotiations with the U.S. State Department following President Donald Trump's decision to restore tariffs on U.S. imports of Argentine steel and aluminum, a.. Reuters - Published
Colombia's government has the support of the United States as it faces public protests and marches against rumored economic plans, corruption and police violence, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.. Reuters - Published
Mexico's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it would quickly seek a high-level meeting with U.S. State Department officials after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would designate Mexican drug.. Reuters - Published
The United States has recalled its ambassador from South Sudan after the leaders of formerly warring factions failed to agree on a unity government, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. Reuters - Published
The United States is working with Egypt to deter it from going ahead with a deal to buy Russian warplanes, threatening the Cairo government with sanctions if it does, a senior State Department official.. Reuters - Published
Turkey needs to "get rid of" the Russian S-400 missile defense system it purchased, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, to overcome a standoff with Washington, which says the.. Reuters - Published
The United States is deeply concerned about protesters on a hunger strike in a church in Nicaragua who have been unable to access water or electricity, and will use economic and diplomatic means to.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified on Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry, never told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo he believed President Donald Trump was.. Reuters - Published
The nominee for the U.S. State Department's number-two position said on Wednesday he had no reason to doubt reports about China's treatment of ethnic minorities, including the Uighurs, and the.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it was imposing a travel ban on Cuban Interior Minister Julio Cesar Gandarilla Bermejo and his children, citing the minister's involvement in what it called.. Reuters - Published
The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of.. Reuters - Published
The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and sees it as a partner, but removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is a process, Tibor Nagy,.. Reuters - Published
State Department leadership has damaged the institution by failing to resist "foreign and corrupt interests that apparently hijacked" U.S. policy toward Ukraine and by not defending its own diplomats,.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday congratulated Jeanine Anez, a Bolivian senator who became interim president of the South American country following the resignation of Evo Morales, the.. Reuters - Published
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine and a senior State Department official testify Wednesday at the first public hearing in the House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. Reuters - Published
The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. House of Representatives committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday released transcripts from closed-door depositions with State Department Ukraine.. Reuters - Published
The United States is monitoring the political situation in Bolivia and calling on civilian leadership to maintain control after President Evo Morales resigned after protests against his disputed.. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
The United States strongly condemns air strikes by the Syrian government forces backed by Russia targeting hospitals and civilian infrastructure in northwestern Syria, State Department spokeswoman.. Reuters - Published
The House committees leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump released a transcript on Thursday of a closed-door deposition of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. Reuters - Published