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Missionary, Businessman, Prisoner, Spy: An American’s Odyssey in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dong-chul, an American businessman in Rason, a North Korean special economic…

Australia’s ‘Unbreakable,’ and Worrisome, Alliance

This week’s Australia Letter is written by Damien Cave, the Australia bureau chief.Sign up to get…

As Japan and South Korea Feud Intensifies, U.S. Seems Unwilling, or Unable, to Help

TOKYO — North Korea had launched its third barrage of short-range missiles in just over a…

Trump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work.

WASHINGTON — President Trump struck an agreement last week to require thousands of Central American migrants…

State Department’s Top Policy Planner Forced Out

WASHINGTON — Kiron Skinner, the State Department’s director of policy planning and the highest-ranking African-American woman…

North Korea Launches More Missiles, U.S. Says, Amid Stalled Diplomacy

WASHINGTON — North Korea launched its third missile test in just over a week, in what…

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took the unusual step on Wednesday of placing sanctions on Iran’s…

In Escalation, Iran Tests Short-Range Missile, U.S. Official Says

WASHINGTON — Iran fired a Shahab-3 medium-range missile on Wednesday, a United States military official said,…

U.S. Punishes Chinese Company Over Iranian Oil

The Trump administration is imposing economic sanctions on a Chinese state-owned oil trading company and its…

Yemen Has Been Prince Mohammed’s War. Now It’s His Quagmire.

From the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, it was Prince Mohammed’s war. Prince Mohammed…

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Modest Deal to End Impasse With U.S.

Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he was willing to meet with American senators to…

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Iran appeared willing to negotiate…

State Department Creates Advisory Panel on Human Rights

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a commission to…

As the Nuclear Deal Totters, So Do the Fortunes of Iran’s Foreign Minister

Iranian hard-liners have long mocked their foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, as the make-believe American, after…

United Arab Emirates Denies Sending American Missiles to Libya

The United Arab Emirates denied on Tuesday that it had supplied a Libyan armed group with…