US State Department

Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that Washington and rights groups decry.
The Baku offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were sealed on Friday after prosecutors and armed police confiscated equipment and computers during a raid.        

Historic breakthrough in US-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade US trade embargo.

In the wake of a prisoner exchange, President Barack Obama said the United States was ready to review trade ties and to re-open its embassy in communist Cuba that has been closed since 1961.

Kiev Accuses Moscow of Having 7500 Troops Deployed in Ukraine

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has claimed 7500 members of the Russian armed forces are present in his country, "preventing" Kiev from stabilizing the situation in the Donbass.

On Saturday Poltorak issued a statement reading that "unfortunately the stabilization of the situation in the east of Ukraine does not depend only on us."

Kosovo Jihadist Makes State Department Terror List

Muhaxheri - who sparked outrage in both  Kosovo and Albania in July, when he posted a photograph on Facebook of him allegedly beheading a young man - is one of a list of ten individuals and two organizations who has been listed as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under the US President's Executive Order 13224.