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Libyan Newswire

Arshad Mohammed

Monday, June 13, 2016 – 06:33

U.S. President Barack Obama may not decide before a NATO summit next month whether to alter plans to nearly halve America’s forces in Afghanistan, a diplomat and a U.S. official said. A decision had been expected at or before the summit in Warsaw on July 8-9 on whether to stick to plans to slash the 9,800 troops to 5,500 before Obama leaves office next year.

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 06:17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gently pressed Bahrain on human rights on Thursday as he praised security cooperation with the Gulf monarchy, where the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet is based in part as a bulwark against Iran.

Monday, November 2, 2015 – 06:10

The United States disclosed plans on Friday to station its first ground troops in Syria for the war against Islamic State, saying dozens of U.S. soldiers would be sent as advisers to groups fighting the militants.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 06:34

The U.S. military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior U.S. official said, as Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to help the new government fight the Taliban.

Friday, January 9, 2015 – 07:09

U.S.-Cuba talks on normalizing ties will take place in Havana on Jan. 21 and 22, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, as Cuba freed six more detainees as part of the two countries’ rapprochement.

Friday, November 7, 2014 – 06:48

The United States is considering imposing sanctions on Libya’s combative factions to try to prevent a proxy conflict fueled by regional powers from erupting into full-blown civil war and force militant leaders to negotiate, U.S. officials said.

Friday, September 19, 2014 – 05:51

The United States imposed sanctions on two military officers on opposite sides of the ethnic violence in South Sudan on Thursday in a demonstration of U.S. frustration that fighting has continued despite two ceasefires.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 08:33

“Most of the requests were focussed on equipment, although there is some thought about training and assistance in other ways, but that has to be discussed thoroughly,” he said.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 00:00

Roberta Jacobson, the senior U.S. diplomat for Latin America, spoke by telephone in November with Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s heir apparent, about improving ties

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – 00:00

Making her second visit to Mexico in less than a year, the U.S. secretary of state arrived in the central colonial city of Guanajuato as State Department cables released by WikiLeaks revealed U.S. doubts about Mexican intelligence gathering.