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Sanctions relief for Iran extended

Sanctions relief for Iran extended

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --The U.S. Treasury Department said sanctions relief on Iran, which includes oil export provisions, is extended through November.
Daniel J. Graeber
John Kerry caught on hot mic talking about conflict in Israel

John Kerry caught on hot mic talking about conflict in Israel

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --John Kerry was confronted by Fox News' Chris Wallace after he was caught speaking on a hot mic about the conflict in Gaza as he was preparing for an interview.
Aileen Graef
U.S. 'comfortable' with Iran's oil exports

U.S. 'comfortable' with Iran's oil exports

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government is "comfortable" with the amount of crude oil exported from Iran, a spokeswoman for the State Department said
Daniel J. Graeber
Partial passenger manifest for Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 released

Partial passenger manifest for Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 released

KIEV, Ukraine, July 17 (UPI) --Malaysia Airlines has released a partial manifest of the passengers aboard downed Flight 17.
JC Finley
U.S. welcomes Chinese rig movement

U.S. welcomes Chinese rig movement

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --The row between China and Vietnam over an oil rig in contested waters highlights the need to find a solution in international law, the U.S. government said.
Daniel J. Graeber
State Department 'deeply concerned' by Bahrain's decision to PNG senior U.S. diplomat

State Department 'deeply concerned' by Bahrain's decision to PNG senior U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State said Monday it was "deeply concerned" that the Government of Bahrain had declared a senior U.S. diplomat persona non grata.
JC Finley
Video emerges showing Israeli police allegedly beating Palestinian-American

Video emerges showing Israeli police allegedly beating Palestinian-American

EAST JERUSALEM, Israel, July 7 (UPI) --Video emerged of Israeli police allegedly beating 15-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Khdeir after he was detained during violent clashes over the weekend.
Aileen Graef
Iran sending drones, military equipment to Iraq, U.S. says

Iran sending drones, military equipment to Iraq, U.S. says

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) --Iran is covertly supplying military equipment to Iraq, as well as using surveillance drones to monitor Sunni militants in the country, U.S. officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
Vietnam asks China to move oil rig

Vietnam asks China to move oil rig

HANOI, Vietnam, June 23 (UPI) --Vietnam's official media reports a request was sent to the Chinese side asking they remove the oil rig positioned in disputed maritime territory.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S.: No major disruption to Iraqi oil exports

U.S.: No major disruption to Iraqi oil exports

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Despite the militant takeover of a key oil refinery, there's been no major disruption to Iraq's crude oil exports, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S. Embassy Baghdad to remain open

U.S. Embassy Baghdad to remain open

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State announced Sunday that the American embassy in Baghdad would remain open despite the deteriorating security situation in Iraq.
JC Finley
ISIS militants post photos of apparent mass executions in Iraq

ISIS militants post photos of apparent mass executions in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 15 (UPI) --ISIS released a chilling collection of photographs Sunday purporting to show the massacre of scores of Iraqi police.
Kate Stanton
Islamic militants prepare to invade Baghdad

Islamic militants prepare to invade Baghdad

BAGHDAD, June 12 (UPI) --Islamist militants are preparing to overtake Baghdad, a spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) warned Thursday.
JC Finley
U.S. objects to Kurdish oil deliveries

U.S. objects to Kurdish oil deliveries

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Washington does not support any export or sale of oil from Iraq without consent from the federal government in Baghdad, a State Department spokeswoman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
State Department: 'Russian propaganda machine' falsely reported spokesperson fired

State Department: 'Russian propaganda machine' falsely reported spokesperson fired

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki fired off a tweet Thursday, accusing "the Russian propaganda machine" of falsely reporting her firing.
JC Finley
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