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US State Department probes cover-up claim over security agents' sex and drug charges

The US State Department has launched an inquiry into claims that its security officials tried to cover up sex-and-drugs charges against diplomats and agents.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 3:33pm

US presses China on Uygur rights after unrest

The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uygur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence in which 21 people died.

State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell called on China to “take steps to reduce tensions and promote long-term stability in Xinjiang”, the vast and ethnically divided western region.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Clinton returns to applause and a football helmet

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation from her staff and an American football helmet to protect her from Washington’s hard knocks as she returned to work.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:41pm

Assad plan ‘detached from reality’, US says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s road map to end the civil war ravaging his country is “detached from reality” and he should step down, the US State Department said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US State Department blamed for ‘grievous mistake’ in Benghazi

The US State Department made a “grievous mistake” in refusing to shut down its mission in Benghazi, Libya, despite the deteriorating security situation in the country, a Senate report said on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

American detained in North Korea

An American citizen has been detained by the communist authorities in North Korea, a country that has no diplomatic ties with the United States, a US official said on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US needs an integrated Asia policy

Chester Bowles, a former US ambassador to India, once called for a single assistant secretary of state to cover the whole of Asia in order to strengthen the US State Department's capacity to think strategically about the region.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Trial by fire for Obama's choice to succeed Clinton

Susan Rice was playing stand-in on September 16 when she appeared on five Sunday news programmes a few days after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

US backs united front to topple Assad regime

The United States has declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Obama to decide who will replace Timothy Geithner and Hilary Clinton

US President Barack Obama now confronts two questions that he has been avoiding for more than a year: who will replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and when?

9 Nov 2012 - 3:57am

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