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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo stresses need for Gulf unity

5 months, 18 days ago
RIYADH: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United States aims to muster support for new sanctions against Iran. The visit to Riyadh, Jerusalem and…

Sacked Tillerson: US must respond to Russia’s behaviour

7 months, 3 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,…

US allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

10 months, 14 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, 17 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…

US expresses concern about future stability of Pakistan govt

1 year, 12 days ago
WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said that US and Pakistan relationship is extraordinarily important and Pakistan's role is critical to the long-term stability of the region, ARY News reported.…

U.S. Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of state

1 year, 8 months ago
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Wednesday, filling a key spot on the Republican's national security team despite concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief…

Trump taps Exxon chief Tillerson as secretary of state

1 year, 10 months ago
WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising him as a successful international dealmaker who leads a global operation.…