China, US should avoid military incidents - Rice

2014-09-09 11:10

China and the US need to avoid incidents that complicate relations between their militaries, the US National Security Adviser Susan Rice says.

Iran on agenda for US, Israel talks

2014-05-07 07:15

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran will be on the agenda.

US: Progress in search for Benghazi attackers

2014-02-24 08:44

A senior White House official says the US remains focused on finding those responsible for the 11 September 2012 attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Afghan leader, US at odds over security deal

2013-11-26 09:36

Afghanistan’s president and the US have delivered blunt messages to each other over a pact that governs the future of the American troop presence in the country.

US in question over Brazil spy claims

2013-09-12 08:00

Allegations of US spying on Brazil's president and on its state oil company have raised "legitimate questions", a US official says during talks with Brazil's foreign minister.

US tout democracy amid Egypt military coup

2013-07-05 09:48

The Obama administration has turned to its top officials to tout democracy and transparency for Egypt, a message that took on a hollow tone as the Egyptian military installed a new leader.

Syria blames Saudi Arabia for conflict

2013-06-26 12:02

The Syrian information minister has lashed out at Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh is responsible for his country's conflict.

New claims of chemical weapons in Syria

2013-05-30 15:02

Britain says it has sent a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with new information on three further incidents of alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian government.

New sanctions a punishment for N Korea

2013-03-07 22:19

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test.

Clinton warns of dangers of militancy

2013-01-23 22:11

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of rising militancy in the wake of the Arab Spring, in an emotional and at times heated testimony into the deadly Benghazi attack.

900 000 blocked from aid in Sudan

2013-01-09 11:30

The director of the UN humanitarian operations has blamed the Sudanese government and rebels for blocking all humanitarian aid from two southern states where 900 000 people need help.

Rice withdraws US secretary of state bid

2012-12-14 08:08

Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next US secretary of state, after becoming a lightning rod for the handling of the raid on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Rice tries to win over Congress sceptics

2012-11-28 17:44

Rice is continuing with her push to win over Congress sceptics who are troubled by her Libya remarks.

Republicans ease on Rice pressure

2012-11-25 21:23

Republican opposition to the possible nomination of Susan Rice to be US secretary of state is showing signs of cracking.

White House didn't alter Benghazi memo

2012-11-20 15:01

A "talking points" memo distributed to government officials about the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya was altered by the intelligence community and not the White House, say reports.

Petraeus knew quickly who was behind attack

2012-11-16 13:00

Former CIA director David Petraeus is to tell lawmakers he knew "almost immediately" after the attack on a US mission in Libya that al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia was to blame, says a report.

US defends Israeli attacks on Gaza at UN

2012-11-15 10:02

The United States has strongly defended Israel's military strikes after Arab nations had demanded the UN condemn Israel's deadly attacks on Gaza.

Obama mulls new cabinet picks

2012-11-08 22:37

US President Barack Obama, fresh from re-election and facing a new clash with congress, has an important item on his to-do list - stocking his new cabinet.

UN slams Syrian shelling of Turkey

2012-10-05 10:02

The UN has overcome deep divisions to unanimously approve a statement condemning Syria's shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children "in the strongest terms".

Libyans 'tried to rescue US envoy'

2012-09-18 07:51

Libyans tried to rescue ambassador Chris Stevens, cheering "God is great" and rushing him to a hospital after they discovered him still clinging to life inside the US consulate, witnesses say.

Rice: US, Israel as one on Iran

2012-09-16 19:06

Susan Rice, US envoy the UN says there is 'No daylight' between the US and Israel on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapon.

Sudan, S Sudan 'risk conflict over border'

2012-09-07 09:24

US Ambassador Susan Rice is warning that Sudan’s refusal to accept a map demarcating the border with South Sudan could lead to the resumption of "outright conflict".

Somalia warned over transition deadline

2012-05-16 14:01

The UN powers have expressed concern that Somalia's transitional administration is behind on a timetable to set up a permanent government by August.

UN urges Syria to live up to ceasefire

2012-04-10 20:53

Members of the UN Security Council expressed deep concern about the level of commitment to a ceasefire the Syrian government has demonstrated so far.

US: Abbas statehood move at UN unwise

2011-09-21 21:43

The US ambassador to the United Nations has called the Palestinian push for recognition by the world body "an unwise and diversionary gambit".


Rice: No US intent to engage in Africa militarily

2014-07-30 22:46

Washington does not intend to engage in Africa militarily to resolve the continent's conflicts but is boosting efforts to train peacekeepers, a senior US official has said.

West, Russia square off over Ukraine

2014-02-24 09:06

Western powers and Russia squared off over crisis-hit Ukraine as a top EU envoy prepared to fly to Kiev on Monday to buttress its new leaders' tilt away from Moscow.

S Sudan rallies more troops for fight against rebels

2014-01-10 21:05

South Sudan says it is mobilising thousands of additional troops as it battles to recapture two rebel-held cities, although regional mediators insist they are still hopeful for a ceasefire.

US, Germany to ink no-spy deal - report

2013-11-02 22:42

Germany and the US are to strike a two-way deal not to spy on each other in the wake of the diplomatic furore sparked by the Edward Snowden revelations, a report says.

US: Syria strike would deter Iran

2013-09-09 21:51

The United States needs to strike Syria in part to send a message to its ally Iran over its nuclear programme, President Barack Obama's national security adviser has said.

10 incidents of chemical use by Syria

2013-06-26 23:01

Britain and the US have notified the UN of 10 different incidents of alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian government, a UN diplomat says.

Rice to be Obama's security advisor

2013-06-05 16:59

President Barack Obama will name UN ambassador Susan Rice as his new national security advisor.

FBI names Benghazi suspects, no arrests

2013-05-22 10:02

The US have identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, officials say.

Neighbours prep military after nuke test

2013-02-13 10:04

North Korea's neighbours have bolstered their military preparations and mobilised scientists to determine whether Pyongyang's third nuclear test was as successful as the North claimed.

Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape

2013-01-10 14:28

The composition of President Barack Obama's second term Cabinet has became clearer, with Labour Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three members of the president's team deciding to stay.

Kerry for top diplomatic post – reports

2012-12-16 10:06

President Barak Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, reports say.

Kerry quiet amid Cabinet speculation

2012-11-29 14:01

Senator John Kerry has largely stayed quiet while President Barack Obama considers him for the next secretary of state.

Rice fails to allay Republican concerns

2012-11-27 22:44

Three Republican senators have said after talks with UN ambassador Susan Rice that they are more troubled than ever.

Benghazi: Rice hits out at McCain 'attacks'

2012-11-22 10:00

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, says she has been the victim of "unfounded" Republican attacks over her account of a militant assault on the US embassy in Libya.

Benghazi row: Focus on edited memo

2012-11-19 11:06

The row over the assault on the US mission in Libya has narrowed to focus on how and why the CIA's determination that it was a terror attack was left out of a public "talking points" memo.

Obama vents over attacks on his UN envoy

2012-11-15 11:01

An outraged President Barack Obama has accused Republicans of besmirching UN envoy Susan Rice, re-igniting a fierce row over the slaying of the US ambassador to Libya.

Who will be on Obama's new dream team?

2012-11-14 14:04

Speculation is heating up in Washington about who will be crowned the new secretaries of state and defence.

US 'sceptical' of Syria ceasefire prospects

2012-10-25 07:54

A top US envoy has expressed doubts about prospects for a ceasefire in Syria, accusing President Bashar Assad of failing to keep past promises.

Libya says FBI team heading to Benghazi

2012-10-02 21:50

Libyan authorities have approved an FBI visit to Benghazi following a deadly attack on the US mission there, but details of co-operation still need to be ironed out.

US consulate attack: Libya says 50 held

2012-09-17 07:44

The head of Libya's national congress says about 50 people have been arrested in connection with a deadly attack on the US consulate which resulted in the death of the US envoy Chris Stevens.

US envoy expects turbulence in Mideast

2012-09-16 17:08

The US ambassador to the UN acknowledges the turbulent times in the Middle East amid the rocky transition to democracy.

UN Council steps up Sudan pressure

2012-07-31 22:11

Leading UN Security Council powers have stepped up calls for Sudan and South Sudan to avert potential sanctions by not missing a looming deadline to make a peace deal.

Diamond sales fuel I Coast arms trade

2012-04-19 14:57

Illegal diamond sales are being used to traffic arms into Ivory Coast, and the UN Security Council members want sanctions to be only gradually relaxed, diplomats say.

US feared Libyan killing spree

2011-11-23 22:31

The US feared a killing spree in Libya just like in Rwanda in 1994, ambassador Rice has told Rwanda.

US presses for peacekeepers in Abyei

2011-06-20 22:33

The US will quickly propose a UN Security Council resolution giving UN backing to a proposed Ethiopian peacekeeping force for the troubled Sudanese region of Abyei.

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