Rex Tillerson

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

Published 04/12/2017

U.S. Secretary for Defense, Jim Mattis, sits opposite Britain's Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, before a meeting at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) [more…]

U.S. allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

U.S. allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

Published 03/12/2017

On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an "ironclad" promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies. [more…]

White House staff exits likely as Trump’s first year draws to a close: sources

White House staff exits likely as Trump’s first year draws to a close: sources

Published 01/12/2017

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s [more…]

Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Published 27/11/2017

Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of conducting "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people. [more…]

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

Published 22/11/2017

The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities." [more…]

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

Published 20/11/2017

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/StringerNAYPYITAW (Reuters) - [more…]

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Published 14/11/2017

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U.S.`s Tillerson concerned over Saudi purge, monitoring Hariri situation

U.S.`s Tillerson concerned over Saudi purge, monitoring Hariri situation

Published 10/11/2017

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recent political purge raises concerns and remains unclear but does not appear to amount to mass arrests, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Friday. [more…]

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. [more…]

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. [more…]