Middle East

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments, including efforts to bring peace and stability to Syria and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a “sophisticated” effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic … Continue reading Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments.  The Secretary also thanked the Foreign Minister for Jordan’s continued role in helping to alleviate humanitarian … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House: Trump won’t tolerate Iran threats

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 8:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump’s threatening tweet shows he’s not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran, but claims the U.S. leader isn’t escalating tensions between the two countries. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says that “if anybody’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House: Trump won’t tolerate Iran threats

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Germany urges restraint as Iran rhetoric spirals

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Germany is calling for restraint amid escalating rhetoric between the leaders of Iran and the United States. Foreign Ministry Christofer Burger told reporters in Berlin on Monday: “We support dialogue and talks, and we call on all sides to … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Germany urges restraint as Iran rhetoric spirals

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: ‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the NATO Summit.  Secretary Pompeo and the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

U.S. Department of State News: TechGirls From the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-eight teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls exchange program from July 8–August 1, 2018.  During their three weeks in the United States, participants will strengthen and develop technical skills, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: TechGirls From the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: White House says Iran destabilizing Mideast

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on fallout from U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The White House is condemning Iran’s “reckless actions,” accusing the country of “exporting destabilizing influence throughout the Middle East.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has issued a statement citing actions in Syria and Saudi … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: White House says Iran destabilizing Mideast