Thailand`s junta chief said Wednesday he was "upset" by comments from a senior US diplomat during a recent visit criticising the military regime, as Washington`s top envoy in Bangkok was summoned for a meeting with Thai officials.
Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior US diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the US Navy`s Middle East fleet.
A senior US diplomat ordered to leave the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain after meeting with a leading Shiite opposition group said today that the American ally`s move appears aimed at undermining reconciliation efforts between the government and the opposition.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed outrage on Friday over a leaked phone conversation in which a top US diplomat used the f-word regarding the European Union`s handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged Vietnam, where he served during the war, to deepen economic reforms and respect human rights as he began a trip aimed at shoring up Southeast Asian ties.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday raised doubts if Iran was truly prepared to conclude a final deal with western powers on dismantling its nuclear program, but urged US lawmakers not to impose new sanctions.