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U.S. President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid

The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?

A woman wearing a mask in Iran

Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears 

They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference.

U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic

Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.

Iraqi men unload USAID supplies north of Baghdad.

Fears Mount as Trump Administration Guts USAID’s Iraq Presence

A senior lawmaker fears drastically reduced U.S. diplomatic and aid footprint could pave the way for Islamic State comeback.

The U.S. State Department

State Stonewalls Congress on Embassy Oversight

Allegations of mismanagement at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa go unaddressed.

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.

Not Guilty

Trump’s historic impeachment trial ends on predictable terms, but the political fallout will continue.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address

5 Foreign-Policy Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union

The U.S. president’s third State of the Union address was perhaps his most significant. Here’s what he said—and didn’t say—about foreign policy.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer on Capitol Hill.

Chronicle of an Acquittal Foretold

Months of partisan sparring over impeachment looks set to end in Trump’s exoneration. But there are outstanding questions—some of which will be resolved in November.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show

Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.

Dubai commemorates hosting the 2020 World Expo.

Will Anyone Pay for Uncle Sam’s World Expo Pavilion?

A last-ditch scramble by Trump’s chief diplomat reveals frictions with Congress over how the State Department spends its money.

Somalis wait at a food distribution center outside Mogadishu.

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

U.S. ambassador considers resigning over the issue, which could harm U.S. anti-terrorism mission and aid programs there, officials say.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment

Trump Faces Impeachment Vote

The move on partisan lines will set him up to be the first president in U.S. history to run for reelection after being impeached.

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

Senior Democratic Senator Demands Answers on Pompeo Call Clampdown

Menendez accuses Trump administration of obscuring communications with foreign leaders in wake of impeachment inquiry.

U.S. diplomats William Taylor and George Kent testify at House impeachment hearing

With State Department Under Fire, Lawmakers Form a Diplomacy Caucus

The bipartisan House move seeks to bolster support for U.S. diplomats as Ukraine impeachment inquiry puts heat on the foreign service.

State Department officials testify in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Diplomats Who Testified in Impeachment Inquiry Get Lifeline Through Legal Fund

Donors across the United States have provided more than a quarter of a million dollars so far.

Marie Yovanovitch testifies in the House impeachment inquiry.

State Department Misled Congress on Ouster of Ukraine Ambassador

A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.

Mike Pompeo at the State Department

Pompeo Thrust Into Impeachment Spotlight

The secretary of state takes flak from both chambers on Capitol Hill as his nominee for deputy gets grilled as well.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Feb. 28, 2017.

Now the Public Gets to Decide on Impeachment

Key witnesses will begin testifying before Congress in public for the first time this week. And for both sides, credibility is on the line.

Trump's ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland prepares to testify in the impeachment inquiry.

Plugging the Donor-to-Ambassador Pipeline

Trump gives more ambassadorships to donors and fat cats than most presidents. A House bill seeks to stop that practice for all presidents going forward.

Syrians drive past a town in northeastern Syria following a Turkish bombardment.

Lawmakers Demand Answers on Alleged War Crimes by Turkish-Backed Forces in Syria

Senators are also questioning the State Department on whether U.S.-origin defense equipment sold to Turkey was used in such incidents.