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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Australia ahead of Indo-Pacific meeting

The meeting of the foreign ministers will be the fourth such ministerial-level meeting of the bloc of Indo-Pacific democracies created to counter China.

published on : 9th February 2022

COVID case in US Secretary of State Antony Blinken press curtails his Southeast Asia tour

Instead of spending Wednesday night in Bangkok, Blinken flew to the Thai capital for a brief logistical layover before traveling to Guam to refuel and then continuing on to Hawaii.

published on : 16th December 2021

Malala Yousafzai calls for stronger US support of Afghan women

Afghanistan right now is the only country where girls do not have access to secondary education. They are prohibited from learning, 24-year-old Malala said standing alongside US Secretary of State.

published on : 7th December 2021

US, China trade Taiwan warnings ahead of Biden-Xi summit

Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, but an act of Congress passed that year requires the United States to provide weapons to Taiwan for self-defense.

published on : 14th November 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised concerns about Taiwan with China

The U.S. does not openly contest China’s claim to Taiwan, but is committed by law to ensure the island can defend itself and to treat all threats toward it as matters of grave concern.

published on : 31st October 2021

Blinken meets Macron as US seeks to heal rift with France

The Biden administration has acknowledged that last month's announcement of a three-way Indo-Pacific agreement between Australia, Britain and the U.S. known as AUKUS was handled poorly.

published on : 5th October 2021

Foreign Secretary Shringla meets top US diplomats; discusses bilateral ties and Afghanistan

The two diplomats agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, Price said in a readout of the meeting.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Foreign Secretary Shringla meets Blinken; discusses bilateral ties, Afghan situation

Shringla, who arrived in the US capital on Wednesday to hold meetings with senior officials from President Joe Biden's administration, also met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

published on : 3rd September 2021

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants North Korea weapons program dismantled 'without delay'

Pompeo's predecessor Rex Tillerson, who advocated widespread cuts to the department, was unceremoniously fired by Trump in March. 

published on : 2nd May 2018

Mike Pompeo takes oath as US Secretary of State

He replaces Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump in March.

published on : 2nd May 2018

China hopes Rex Tillerson firing won't affect North Korea talks

Tillerson was also thought to have made a major concession to China when he publicly repeated Beijing's rhetoric about the Sino-US relationship during his first trip to the country.

published on : 14th March 2018

Rex Tillerson sacking by Trump spells doom for Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump's sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could sound the death knell for the Iran nuclear deal and further strain US ties with key European allies.

published on : 14th March 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Istanbul amid Turkey-US tensions

After arriving from Ukraine, Tillerson met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu yesterday and later held talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, officials on both sides said.

published on : 10th July 2017