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Iran is new ‘home base’ of Al-Qaeda, alleges Pompeo

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Tuesday that arch-enemy Iran has become a new “home base” for Al-Qaeda, an assertion mocked by Tehran and questioned by experts. A week before President-elect Joe Biden takes over, Pompeo confirmed

Pompeo labels Yemen’s Houthis as ‘terrorist’ group

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has moved to brand Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorists, a last-minute move in defiance of aid groups who fear it will worsen the humanitarian crisis. Unless Congress blocks the decision, the Houthis

Pompeo arrives in India for talks on Chinese threats

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday, kicking off a four-country Asia tour that will focus on the threats posed by China. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has also arrived for the two-day visit.

US, Brazil must reduce dependence on China imports: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (REUTERS): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the United States and Brazil need to reduce their dependence on imports from China for their own security as the two countries reinforced their business partnership. At a virtual summit on

Melania Trump, Pompeo headline second day of Republican convention

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump addressed the second day of the Republican convention. Republicans renominated President Donald Trump for four more years in the White House. The mood at the convention was

US offers $10 million reward to prevent election interference

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a $10 million reward aimed at preventing foreign interference in the November election. The reward marks one of the most public signs that members of President Donald Trump’s administration are taking election

US imposes sanctions on Chinese leaders over Hong Kong laws

WASHINGTON: The United States was imposing visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party officials believed responsible for restricting freedoms in Hong Kong. The move ahead of a meeting of China’s parliament next week that is expected to enact new national security

China may have known of virus in November: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has alleged that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent. “You’ll recall that the first cases of this were known

Qureshi’s tours

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has spend much of the last week on a tour of Iran, Saudi Arabia, US and Qatar diffusing tensions and calling for peace and dialogue in the Middle East on the directions of Prime Minister

US Secretary Pompeo briefs Kurdistan PM Barzani

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani after Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq. In a telephonic conversation, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the regional Prime Minister Masrour

McKinley resigns as Pompeo’s senior adviser: source

WASHINGTON: A US newspaper has stated that the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s senior adviser Michael McKinley has resigned. Michael McKinley said that he was leaving the Department to pursue other opportunities wherever they may lead him to. Michael McKinley’s