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Sacked Tillerson: US must respond to Russia’s behaviour

7 months, 2 days ago
WASHINGTON: Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned in his farewell remarks on Tuesday that Washington must do more to respond to Russia's "troubling behaviour and actions." After he was sacked by President Donald Trump,…

Trump says top diplomat Tillerson out, names Pompeo successor

7 months, 3 days ago
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo. "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He…

Tillerson says end of combat does not spell end of IS

8 months, 3 days ago
KUWAIT CITY: Washington's top envoy on Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying that the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke at a…

US praises Qatar ties, calls for Gulf unity

8 months, 17 days ago
WASHINGTON: The United States praised Qatar for its improved counterterrorism cooperation on Tuesday and warned that its rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors has hurt the fight against extremism. Saudi Arabia and its allies…

US allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

10 months, 13 days ago
BRUSSELS/BERLIN: On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an “ironclad” promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies. The relief in European capitals lasted…

Trump poised to oust top diplomat Tillerson: report

10 months, 16 days ago
WASHINGTON: The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted unnamed senior administration…