U.S. peace envoy to visit Afghanistan, Qatar, Pakistan, UAE

U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar from Nov. 8 to 20 to push for peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, the State Department said on Thursday. Khalilzad met Taliban leaders in Qatar last month as part of efforts

U.S. Iran envoy aims to end Iran oil exports without price spike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero, U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook said on Wednesday, through a 'calibrated' approach using maximum economic pressure without lifting oil prices. The United States resumed sanctions on Iran's oil, shipping and banking industries on Monday after President

Washington state carbon tax poised to fail after Big Oil campaign

Washington state was heading toward rejecting a ballot initiative to create the first carbon tax in the United States, a tally of about 80 percent of votes showed early on Wednesday, after an oil industry campaign argued it would hurt the economy. The Carbon Emissions Fee and Revenue Allocation Initiative, known

Iran’s Khamenei says the world opposes Trump’s decisions – TV

Iran's top leader said on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran's vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said Iran's arch-adversary the United States had failed to reassert its domination over