Humeyra Pamuk

Blinken And Russia's Lavrov Have 'Frank' Discussion About Prisoners

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and pressed the Kremlin to accept the 'substantial proposal' that Washington has put forward to secure the release of two Americans detained in Russia.

Families Of Americans Held Abroad Team Up To Pressure Biden

Families of U.S. citizens detained abroad are stepping up pressure on President Joe Biden to intervene to try to free them - some held by adversaries including Russia, China and Iran - but his administration has struggled to outline a strategy.

U.S.'s Blinken Warns Of Threats To Media Freedom In Americas

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday criticized efforts to suppress press freedom in several Latin American countries and said the United States seeks to increase media protection in the region with the most murders of journalists.

Blinken To Meet UAE Leader In Morocco To Shore Up Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates in Morocco on Tuesday in a bid to ease disagreements with Washington's traditional Gulf allies over oil, Iran and the Ukraine crisis.

Blinken Joins Rare Israel-Arab Summit As Iran Deal Looms

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will join a rare summit of Arab and Israeli nations held in Israel on Monday, seeking to reassure Middle Eastern allies over a looming Iran nuclear deal and to garner stronger support for Ukraine.

U.S., Mideast Allies Show Unity In Israel Amid Iran Worries

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a show of unity with Middle East allies at a rare Israeli-hosted summit on Monday, hoping to allay their misgivings about an emerging Iranian nuclear deal and Washington's commitment to the region.