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  • WATCH: US Navy veteran held captive in Iran since July

    The mother of Michael White, 46, said the State Department told her just three weeks ago that he was in an Iranian prison, according to the New York Times.

    ABC News
  • The world’s 20 most dangerous countries for U.S. travelers

    Twenty countries that U.S. travelers should avoid and the potential dangers they may face in each one, according to the State Department.

  • Congo’s fragile steps toward a democratic transition must not be lost

    If the election commission does not promptly publish the results, Congo may be convulsed by protests.

    Washington Post
  • US reportedly has no timeline for Syria pullout

    The US has no timetable for withdrawing its troops from Syria — but has no plans to remain indefinitely, a senior State Department official said Friday. American-backed forces are still retaking territory from ISIS in Syria, Pentagon officials said, two weeks after Washington announced it would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. Trump

    New York Post
  • State Dept. issues travel warning for Americans going to China

    The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory Thursday for Americans planning trips to China, warning U.S. citizens to "exercise increased caution" when visiting the communist nation. The Level 2 alert cited the Chinese government's use of arbitrary, coercive exit bans placed on Americans, which could include "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" lasting for years.What are the details?"Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving...

  • State Department issues China travel warning

    The State Department updated its travel advisory to China on Thursday, warning Americans to be extra cautious about the “arbitrary enforcement of local laws” and restrictions on “dual US-Chinese nationals.” “US citizens may be detained without access to US consular services or information about their alleged crime. US citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations

    New York Post
  • Pompeo discusses Syria troop withdrawal with Netanyahu

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that the planned withdrawal of US forces from Syria would not change Washington’s commitments to the Jewish state. In his first public comments on President Trump’s decision to pull the ground troops, Pompeo said it “in no way changes anything that this

    New York Post
  • The family of the U.S. citizen arrested by Russian authorities for allegedly spying says he is a retired U.S. Marine

    The family of a U.S. citizen detained in Russia for allegedly spying, American Paul Whelan, says he is a retired Marine who was in Moscow for a wedding.

  • Russia Detains American on Spying Charge

    Russian authorities said they had detained a U.S. citizen for alleged spying, setting the tone for more confrontation between the two countries in the new year.