North Korea Says Hope of More U.S. Talks Is ‘Disappearing’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Saturday that its expectations for more dialogue with…

Taliban Peace Talks Cast Uncertainty on Presidential Vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — On one track is the American negotiations with the Taliban over a troop…

Trump Administration Drops Proposal to Cut Foreign Aid After Intense Debate

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday rejected a proposal from budget hawks in the administration to…

Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race

They were the types of meetings more typical for a political candidate than for the nation’s…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea, but Says Iran Policy Is Working

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

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…