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US lawmakers demand: Investigate death of Shireen Abu Aqleh

57 US lawmakers write letter demanding probe into death of Al Jazeera journalist. Ambassador Herzog: PA rejected impartial probe.

'Investigate death of Shireen Abu Aqleh'

Mike Pence calls for release of WH records on opposition to Judea and Samaria communities

Pence org Advancing American Freedom demands that State Department hand over documents detailing admin's policy against communities in J&S.

Release records on opposition to Judea and Samaria communities

State Department: The US still considers the IRGC a terrorist group

State Department Spokesman Ned Price: We'll “pursue other means” if needed to ensure Iran never has a nuclear weapon.

'The US still considers the IRGC a terrorist group'

US warns: North Korea could hold nuclear test this month

State Department says US believes North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test as soon as this month.

'North Korea could hold nuclear test this month'

State Department: Expansion of settlements damages prospects for two-state solution

State Department responds to planned approval of new homes in Judea and Samaria: We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements.

'Expansion of settlements damages two-state solution'

State Department: US preparing for scenario where there's no nuclear deal

State Department spokesperson says US preparing for scenario where a deal with Iran is reached as well as one where one isn't reached.

'US preparing for scenario where there's no nuclear deal'

Blinken tests positive for COVID-19

State Department says Secretary of State is experiencing only mild symptoms.

Blinken tests positive for COVID-19

State Department: Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

State Department says Syrian President's family worth $1-2 billion, despite US-led efforts to isolate Assad.

Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

US officials to travel to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

Senior State Department officials will seek to de-escalate the crisis in Jerusalem.

US officials to travel to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

Blinken speaks to Jordan about Temple Mount violence

US Secretary of State praises Jordan's role as "custodian" of the Temple Mount in conversation about recent violence at the holy site.

Blinken speaks to Jordan, PA, Israel about Temple Mount violence

State Department: If Iran wants sanctions lifted, it will have to address our concerns

State Department spokesperson appears to dismiss Iran's demand that US remove IRGC from terror list.

'Iran will have to address our concerns'

State Department: Russia’s strike on Lviv a 'campaign of terror'

U.S. State Department describes Russia's offensive against Liviv as a "campaign of terror, brutality and aggression."

State Department: Russia’s strike on Lviv a 'campaign of terror'

State Department: We have 'tactical differences' with Israel on Iran

State Department spokesperson Ned Price says there is no strategic disagreement between the US and Israel regarding to Iran.

'We have tactical differences with Israel on Iran'

State Department spokesman: We have a Plan B if no agreement is reached with Iran

State Department spokesman says US has contingency plans if deal with Iran cannot be reached.

'We have a Plan B if no agreement is reached with Iran'

US condemns Be'er Sheva attack

State Department spokesperson says US "condemns abhorrent terrorist attack" in which four Israelis were murdered.

US condemns Be'er Sheva attackplayer

State Department spokesperson: Nuclear agreement with Iran isn't imminent

State Department spokesman says Washington is prepared to take "difficult decisions" to make nuclear deal happen.

'Nuclear agreement with Iran isn't imminent'

US: We're close to a deal with Iran

State Department spokesperson says a nuclear deal with Iran is close, but unsolved issues remain.

US: We're close to a deal with Iran

State Department: We are prepared to walk away from Iran talks

State Department spokesperson says US will pursue alternatives if Iran displays intransigence in nuclear talks.

'We are prepared to walk away from Iran talks'

US to American citizens: Leave Belarus immediately

State Department upgrades Belarus travel warning to Level 4 amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

'Leave Belarus immediately'

State Department: US citizens in Ukraine should depart now

US urges Americans in Ukraine to leave immediately due to “increased threats of Russian military action”.

'US citizens in Ukraine should depart now'

State Department okays possible missile sale to Jordan

State Department approves possible sale to Jordan of guided multiple launch rocket systems and related equipment.

State Department okays possible missile sale to Jordan

US offers reward for info on leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

State Department offers $10-million reward for information about leader ISIS-K.

US offers reward for info on leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

State Department okays potential weapons sales to Mideast allies

State Department approves potential weapons sales to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

State Dept. okays potential weapons sales to Mideast allies

US rejects Amnesty report accusing Israel of apartheid

State Department spokesperson Ned Price: I reject the view that Israel's actions constitute apartheid.

US rejects Amnesty report accusing Israel of apartheid

US dissatisfied with Israeli probe of death of Palestinian Arab

US demands “thorough criminal investigation” into death of Palestinian Arab after IDF operation in Jiljiliya.

US dissatisfied with Israeli probe of PA Arab's death

Senior US official: Iran talks entering final stretch, tough decisions will be needed

Senior State Department official says US is ready to deal with scenario in which Iran refuses to comply with 2015 nuclear deal.

'Talks with Iran are entering the final stretch'

US cancels $130 million in military aid to Egypt

State Department says Egypt did not meet conditions to receive $130 million in foreign military financing.

US cancels $130 million in aid to Egypt

State Department approves arms sales to Egypt

The deal, worth $2.5 billion, includes several aircraft and air defense radar systems.

State Department approves arms sales to Egypt

US to citizens: Do not travel to Russia

Biden reportedly considering deploying US troops to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe amid tensions with Moscow.

US to citizens: Do not travel to Russia

US orders families of Ukraine Embassy staff to leave

State Department orders families of all personnel at US Embassy in Kiev to leave. Non-essential staff can leave if they so desire.

US orders families of Ukraine Embassy staff to leave

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

State Department spokesperson: US very pleased Gantz hosted Abbas at his home in Israel.

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

Sec. Blinken appoints new Holocaust adviser

Former EU Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat is appointed as Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues

Sec. Blinken appoints new Holocaust adviser

US State Department resumes tracking of 'settler violence'

After Trump admin nixed use of term 'settler', stopped citing left-wing NGOs, Biden administration plays up tracking of 'settler violence'.

US State Department resumes tracking of 'settler violence'

US condemns Samaria shooting attack

State Department spokesperson condemns in which Yehuda Dimentman was murdered and two others were wounded.

US condemns Samaria shooting attack

State Department: China, Russia shocked by Iran's intransigence

Senior State Department official says Iran's actions show it is not serious about nuclear negotiations with western powers in Vienna.

State Department: China, Russia shocked by Iran's intransigence

Blinken: Iran isn't serious, the US has other options

Secretary of State criticizes Iran after latest round of talks: They're not serious about doing what’s necessary to return to compliance.

Blinken: Iran isn't serious, the US has other options

Report: Israeli NSO spyware found on phones of State Department officials

iPhones of at least nine State Department employees dealing with Middle East matters hacked using spyware developed by NSO Group.

Report: Israeli spyware found on phones of State Dept. officials

Blinken urged Bennett to halt 'settlement activity'

State Department spokesperson says that Secretary of State urged PM to refrain from unilateral steps during their conversation.

Blinken urged Bennett to halt 'settlement activity'

US condemns Jerusalem shooting attack

State Department condemns terrorist attack in the Old City in which Eliyahu David Kay was murdered.

US condemns Jerusalem shooting attack

State Department approves sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia

The deal is the first major arms sale to of Saudi Arabia under President Joe Biden.

State Department approves missile sale to Saudi Arabia