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Officials report progress at Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

The United States and Iran are moving toward accepting simultaneous, sequential steps that would bring them both back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.
  • Apr 19, 2021

With Afghanistan decision, Biden restores foreign policymaking process that Trump had largely abandoned

The administration held dozens of meetings that included high-level arguments to stay in Afghanistan before Biden settled on a choice he had previewed more than a decade ago.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Biden tells Americans ‘we cannot continue the cycle’ in Afghanistan as he announces troop withdrawal

In remarks from the White House, the president said that “it is time for American troops to come home.”
  • Apr 14, 2021

Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021

The military exit will be completed by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war.
  • Apr 13, 2021

U.S. prepares for further talks with Iran as Tehran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility

Officials in Tehran described a blackout that damaged centrifuges at the Natanz facility as an act of “nuclear terrorism.”
  • Apr 12, 2021

U.S. willing to lift sanctions imposed on Iran by Trump that are ‘inconsistent’ with 2015 nuclear deal, senior Biden administration official says

Iran is demanding the lifting of all U.S. sanctions imposed since 2017 — a complicated proposition because not all are nuclear-related.
  • Apr 9, 2021

White House border coordinator to step down soon

Roberta Jacobson, a former ambassador to Mexico, leaves amid a crisis at the border that the administration is struggling to address.
  • Apr 9, 2021

China has made big vaccine promises. When they come up short, nations struggle.

In dozens of places, such as Turkey, China has outsize influence over how the pandemic battle is faring.
  • Apr 7, 2021

U.S. begins indirect talks with Iran Tuesday on reentering nuclear deal

Iran has demanded that the U.S. unilaterally lift a host of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
  • Apr 5, 2021

E.U. to chair meeting of world powers and Iran on U.S. rejoining nuclear deal

The U.S. will not attend the virtual gathering but the Biden administration described the event as a “positive step.”
  • Apr 1, 2021