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Blinken, on Colombia visit, says human rights accountability critical

By Simon Lewis and Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Accountability for human rights abuses committed during Colombia's decades-long conflict and recent anti-government protests are critical to preventing future abuses,…

Top U.S. and Brazil diplomats discuss ‘unprecedented’ migration

By Gabriel Stargardter RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Brazilian counterpart Carlos Franca to discuss "unprecedented" regional migration and ways to collaborate to…

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan stepping down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down, the State Department said on Monday, less than two months after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and…

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken discusses Afghanistan with Qatar

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani about Afghanistan on Sunday, the U.S. State…

Saudi foreign ministry says discussed Iran nuclear program with U.S. Blinken

CAIRO (Reuters) -Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud met U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington and exchanged views on Iran's nuclear program and international talks…

U.S. hopes Abraham Accords will help Israeli-Palestinian issue – officials

By Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is working to expand normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab nations, known as the Abraham Accords, and hopes restoring…

Blinken to meet Israeli, UAE counterparts next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Israeli and United Arab Emirates counterparts next week to discuss progress made on the so-called Abraham Accords…

Blinken cautions Haitian migrants against ‘profoundly dangerous’ trek to U.S

By Simon Lewis MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday warned Haitian migrants that they would not succeed in reaching the United States, while his Mexican…

U.S. says security cooperation with Mexico ‘due for updated look’ ahead of talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States believes its security cooperation with Mexico is "due for an updated look," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday, ahead of meetings between senior…

U.S. envoy Sullivan to meet China’s top diplomat amid high tensions

By Steve Holland, David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's national security adviser will hold talks with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland on…

Biden aide tells Israeli official diplomacy best way to keep Iran from getting nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told his Israeli counterpart Eyal Hulata on Tuesday that President Joe Biden's administration believes diplomacy is the best way to…

U.S.’ Blinken talks European security cooperation with France’s Macron

By Simon Lewis and Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday discussed a French push for more security cooperation among…