international security

Rex Tillerson speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.
President Trump waving from Air Force One (© AP Images)

President Trump in Asia, live

President Trump travels to East Asia November 5–14 to strengthen economic and security ties. Check here often for updates on his trip.
President Trump at podium on stage (© AP Images)

President Trump renews America’s partnership with Asian economies

President Trump outlines his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific region” to business leaders from Asia-Pacific economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam.
President Trump speaking at lectern with person seated above and behind him (© AP Images)

President Trump: ‘Now is the time for strength’

President Donald J. Trump had sharp words for North Korea during a speech in South Korea on November 7: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us."
Illustration of people carrying North-Korea-flag-labeled suitcases and walking on globe toward North Korea (State Dept./D. Thompson)

More countries expel North Korean diplomats

Countries around the world are expelling North Korea's ambassadors and cutting ties after its reckless nuclear provocations.
Aircraft carrier at sea (DOD)

Vietnamese officials make historic visit to U.S. aircraft carrier

Vietnamese military officials got a feel for flight operations on a U.S. aircraft carrier during an October 19 visit to the USS Carl Vinson.
Woman fighter holding yellow banner (© Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images)

ISIS’ reign of terror ends in Raqqa. Fight to destroy ISIS...

The rout of Islamic State forces continues across Iraq and Syria, where Raqqa, the city the extremists called their capital, is free from ISIS brutality.
Wanted poster for Talal Hamiyah and Fu'ad Shukr (© AP Images)

U.S. offers up to $12 million to bring two Lebanese Hizballah...

The United States is offering multimillion-dollar rewards for information to bring Lebanese Hizballah terrorists Talal Hamiyah and Fu'ad Shukr to justice.
Rex Tillerson and Ashraf Ghani seated and talking (© AP Images)

Tillerson presses for reforms in Afghanistan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Afghanistan to meet with its leader and emphasize the new U.S. strategy in the war against terrorists.