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Recent articles by Conor:

Biden embraces Trump accords, but struggles with his withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal amid growing threat

Biden still prefers diplomacy to deal with Iran's nuclear program, Blinken said. → Read More

US pushes diplomacy, prepares sanctions as Ethiopia launches new offensive in brutal war, risking famine

The worsening fighting puts millions of lives at risk amid reports of famine-like conditions and severe food insecurity. → Read More

US investigating reported cases of 'Havana syndrome' in Colombia ahead of Blinken visit

The reports are particularly notable because Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to Bogotá this month, the Colombian Foreign Ministry announced last week. → Read More

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 evacuated from Afghanistan

An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-senator Joe Biden during a congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan in 2008 has been evacuated from the country. → Read More

Biden admits historic low number of refugees, outside of Afghan evacuees

In the 2021 fiscal year, the U.S. admitted its lowest number of refugees in the program's over 40-year history, according to newly released State Department data. → Read More

Biden and China's Xi plan to meet virtually this year after aides' 'meaningful,' substantive' talks

President Biden and China's Xi plan to meet virtually this year after their top aides held 'meaningful,' substantive' talks amid high tensions over Taiwan, trade, more. → Read More

Taliban official's comments on education, jobs fuel more fears for Afghan women's rights

Fears for women's and girl's rights and education in Afghanistan were fueled further by a top Taliban official's comments Tuesday. → Read More

Key takeaways from Blinken's Capitol Hill testimony on Afghanistan withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced more than five hours of questions on Monday from members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He faces Senators Tuesday. → Read More

Blinken meets with unaccompanied Afghan children at Ramstein Air Base

For the scores of other separated and unaccompanied Afghan children, finding close family members to reunify them with is now a challenge. → Read More

Chartered evacuation flights 'need to move,' says Blinken, but US facing 'limits' in pressing Taliban

Chartered evacuation flights from Afghanistan 'need to move,' Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, but he added the U.S. is facing 'limits' in pressing the Taliban. → Read More

Blinken denies Taliban holding Americans 'hostage' as US struggles to help those left behind

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday denied a GOP congressman's claim the Taliban was holding Americans "hostage," keeping them from leaving on chartered planes. → Read More

9-month-old Afghan girl dies after evacuation flight to US

A 9-month old Afghan girl flying on a U.S. evacuation flight to Philadelphia died Wednesday night, a Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. → Read More

Inside State Department officials' scramble to rescue Americans, Afghan partners

An inside look at the efforts by State Department officials scrambling to rescue Americans in Afghanistan, and their Afghan partners. → Read More

Possible case of 'Havana syndrome' in Vietnam delays Vice President Harris' visit

A possible case of "Havana syndrome" in Vietnam delayed Vice President Kamala Harris' visit on Tuesday. → Read More

Inside Kabul airport, lack of food and water, high heat, big crowds drive 1 family to leave

Sources describe chaos, desperation as officials struggle to evacuate thousands. → Read More

Taliban pose threat to Afghan cultural heritage as they sweep back into power

When previously in power, the Taliban destroyed much of the Afghan culture. → Read More

Taliban fighters hunting blacklist of Afghan officials, US-trained forces: Private intel report

The U.S. has received the report from the U.N., but cannot confirm its findings. → Read More

US diplomats warned of Afghanistan's collapse in dissent cable last month

The cable urged the department to begin evacuating Afghan allies. → Read More

An Afghan family's harrowing account of getting to Kabul's airport

On his third attempt to evacuate, "Khan" made it out of Kabul on Wednesday and detailed the troubles of getting his family to the airport as Taliban patrol the streets. → Read More

Afghanistan updates: Taliban seize control, US continues chaotic evacuation

The Afghan government has crumbled to Taliban rule, and the U.S. military is racing to evacuate diplomats and civilians from an increasingly chaotic Kabul airport. → Read More