U.S. Department of State
Mar 22, 2013 02:06 EDT
US officials involved in enforcing international sanctions against North Korea expressed optimism on Friday that China was willing to cooperate to disrupt financing for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
Mar 21, 2013 19:36 EDT
A Cypriot court has found guilty a self-confessed Hezbollah militant who had been accused of involvement in a plot to attack Israeli interests on the Mediterranean island popular with tourists.
Mar 21, 2013 17:31 EDT
Experts from the International Criminal Court have arrived in Kigali to help transfer Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda to the Netherlands to face trial, a US official said.
Mar 21, 2013 16:50 EDT
The United States on Thursday placed Mali's Islamist Ansar Dine on its terror blacklist, accusing the group of close links with Al-Qaeda and of torturing and killing opponents in northern Mali.
Mar 21, 2013 16:45 EDT
At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar, an MP said Thursday, prompting international concern at the country's worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year.
Mar 21, 2013 16:27 EDT
US officials voiced concern Thursday about human rights in fast-growing Southeast Asian nations, pointing to a lack of progress in many places and a worsening situation in some.
Mar 21, 2013 16:18 EDT
Jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called Thursday for a new ceasefire, telling his fighters to lay down their arms and withdraw from Turkish soil, raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
Mar 21, 2013 14:38 EDT
The United States on Thursday welcomed a call from the jailed rebel leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) urging his fighters to lay down their arms, saying it was a "positive step."
Mar 21, 2013 09:46 EDT
The White House hosted award-winning dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, on her first international trip in years, Wednesday after she met lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Mar 20, 2013 23:21 EDT
The United States offered bounties of $5 million each for the arrest of two Americans, including a man known as the rapping jihadist, said to have joined Islamic militants in Somalia.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 20, 2013 03:39 EDT
Palestinians want President Barack Obama's milestone visit this week to lead to a more active US approach to resolving the conflict with Israel, before the West Bank is overrun by Jewish settlements and it is too late for a two-state solution.
Mar 19, 2013 16:34 EDT
Troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time in Syria's two-year conflict, as the newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with the regime.
Mar 19, 2013 15:02 EDT
Washington is working to send a DR Congo warlord holed up in the US embassy in Rwanda to the International Criminal Court and expects he will be given safe passage, a US official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 14:23 EDT
The United States said Tuesday it had seen "no evidence" that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons and warned it would be "totally unacceptable" for the regime in Damascus to use such arms.
Mar 19, 2013 13:54 EDT
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Tuesday and was expected to attend some meetings a day ahead of President Barack Obama's milestone visit, US officials said.
Mar 19, 2013 12:49 EDT
Iran is "struggling" to cultivate ties with Latin American countries that are wary of the United States, and Tehran's influence in the region is on the decline, a top US general said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:17 EDT
Danish tourist Judith Jensen has a long list of don'ts to help her feel safe during her holiday in India.
Mar 19, 2013 08:58 EDT
The International Criminal Court (ICC) called Tuesday for the swift transfer of wanted DR Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague after his shock surrender to the US embassy in Kigali.
Mar 18, 2013 18:40 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for major powers to make concessions to secure a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, as final negotiations started.
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Department of State
|Seal of the United States Department of State|
|Formed||July 27, 1789|
|Headquarters||Harry S. Truman Building|
2201 C Street, NW
|Employees||11,500 Foreign Service & 7,400 Civil Service (2009)|
|Annual budget||$35.1 billion (2007)|
|Agency executives||Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State|
James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary
Jacob J. Lew, Deputy Secretary