Rex Tillerson

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The continuing political stalemate in Northern Ireland requires fresh thinking from all sides, not only from the parties at Stormont but also from the(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney meets US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  in Washington DC

The United States is preparing to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has confirmed. Responding to q(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara:  Mr Erdogan was enraged when the US announced it planned to support a “border force” for Kurdish-run areas. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer

The US and Turkey have agreed to “lock arms” and work together in northern Syria after holding crisis talks aimed at pulling the relationship between (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson meets Turkisb president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday. Photograph: Turkish presidential press service/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting US secretary(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson: “It’s really up to the North Koreans to decide when they’re ready to engage with us in a sincere way, a meaningful way.” Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP

The United States may be willing to hold talks with North Korea, vice-president Mike Pence has signalled, as he finished a week-long visit to Asia. (...)

A Civil defence member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 9th, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian init(...)

Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was shot down after taking fire from a  Syrian anti-aircraft system, near the northern Israeli Kibbutz  of Harduf. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel launched its most intensive air strikes yet against Iranian forces in Syria on Saturday after intercepting what it said was an Iranian drone an(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaking during a rally in Caracas on Wednesday. “The people have decided already: Nicolas Maduro is president of the republic for the 2019-2025 period,” he said.  Photograph:  Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela on Wednesday set a presidential election for April 22nd after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition col(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan chairs a security meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/presidential palace via Reuters

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

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