Jan 17, 2013 20:04 EST
The United States will provide transport planes to French forces fighting Islamist militants in Mali but has yet to decide if it will offer refueling tankers for French warplanes, officials said Thursday.
Jan 17, 2013 18:21 EST
The United States and Somalia on Thursday launched a new era of diplomatic relations, as Washington recognized the African nation's government for the first time since 1991.
Jan 17, 2013 17:22 EST
US President Barack Obama met Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday, as Washington recognized the African nation's government for the first time since 1991.
Jan 17, 2013 17:22 EST
Washington desperately sought news of hostages caught in the crossfire of an Algerian rescue bid Thursday, ordering US firms to boost security in north Africa plagued by rising militant groups.
Jan 17, 2013 16:20 EST
Washington was Thursday trying to determine the fate of US hostages caught in the crossfire of an Algerian military rescue bid, and urged its embassies and US businesses to tighten security.
Jan 17, 2013 13:54 EST
FBI director Robert Mueller traveled to Libya, his office said Thursday, as US investigators continue their probe there into last year's deadly attack on a US diplomatic mission.
Jan 17, 2013 11:40 EST
Russia on Thursday decreed a national park in its remote Far Eastern Chukotka region, paving the way for a joint US-Russian nature reserve spanning the Bering Strait, an idea first proposed by the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Jan 17, 2013 11:23 EST
The US Senate will convene a nomination hearing January 24 for one of its own, John Kerry, whom President Barack Obama has named as his next secretary of state.
Jan 16, 2013 15:41 EST
The United States will on Thursday recognize the first Somali government in two decades, heralding a significant shift in ties since the deadly 1993 attack on US helicopters over Mogadishu.
Jan 16, 2013 15:36 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged Laos to ensure the safety of a prominent activist, whose mysterious disappearance a month ago has sent chills through civil society.
Jan 16, 2013 15:26 EST
The United States on Wednesday confirmed that American citizens are among hostages being held in Algeria after an attack by Islamist militants near a gas field.
Jan 15, 2013 20:39 EST
President Hugo Chavez is making progress as he recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said after returning from a trip to Havana to visit the Venezuelan leader.
Jan 15, 2013 09:58 EST
The United States said Tuesday it hopes to resume searching in Myanmar within months for the remains of servicepeople left unaccounted for in World War II, amid improving military and political ties.
Jan 14, 2013 21:20 EST
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear before lawmakers on January 23 to be quizzed about the deadly attack on a US mission in Libya, just days before she steps aside as top US diplomat.
Jan 14, 2013 15:45 EST
Decades before US President Barack Obama tapped him for secretary of state, John Kerry gained his first experience with global conflicts while riding his bike as a boy in post-World War II Berlin.
Jan 11, 2013 10:43 EST
President Hamid Karzai arrived for White House talks with President Barack Obama Friday that will shape the post-war US commitment to Afghanistan, and ultimately, how many NATO troops remain behind.
Jan 11, 2013 04:35 EST
President Barack Obama hosts President Hamid Karzai at the White House on Friday at a meeting designed to thrash out the scope, and ultimately the size, of the US commitment to Afghanistan after 2014.
Jan 11, 2013 03:29 EST
The United States sought to assure Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it would remain committed to his country even as US officials weigh a major withdrawal of American forces.
Jan 10, 2013 15:01 EST
The United States sought to assure Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that it would remain committed to his country even as US officials weigh a major withdrawal of American forces.
Jan 10, 2013 14:26 EST
Jack Lew's two previous stints as White House budget director and his reputation as a skilled deal-maker will be put to the test now that President Barack Obama has nominated him to be Treasury secretary.