Antony Blinken

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‘Planet Earth is big enough for two’: Biden and Xi meet for first time in a year
US and Chinese presidents meet in San Francisco to discuss the economy, climate, military relations and Taiwan

Amy Hawkins, senior China correspondent

15, Nov, 2023 @10:52 PM

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The Guardian view on Gaza’s casualties: mounting calls for a ceasefire must be heeded
Editorial: Hospitals cannot function. The death toll mounts. Combatants must be held accountable for crimes – but first, the killing must stop


13, Nov, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Blinken leaves Middle East with no progress on hostages or humanitarian pause
Even number of aid trucks passing in to Gaza falls during visit of US secretary of state to region

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Nov, 2023 @6:14 PM

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Israeli troops encircling Gaza City expected to enter in force within 48 hours
Gaza split into two parts, says Israel, as US sends missile-carrying submarine to Middle East

Peter Beaumont and Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

06, Nov, 2023 @5:35 PM

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UK withdraws some embassy staff from Lebanon and tells nationals to leave
Foreign Office says situation has ‘potential to deteriorate quickly’ after Israeli and Hezbollah forces clash

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

06, Nov, 2023 @8:44 AM

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Palestinian Authority should play key role in a future Gaza, says Antony Blinken
US’s top diplomat discusses efforts to restore calm in West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem

05, Nov, 2023 @5:17 PM

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What happens to Gaza the day after the war ends?
A reformed Palestinian Authority or a multinational force have been mooted as solutions for security in the territory, but both proposals have met resistance

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Nov, 2023 @3:32 PM

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Antony Blinken meets Arab leaders in fresh effort to stop Gaza conflict escalating
US secretary of state meets officials from Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and UN as further civilian casualties reported in Gaza

Jason Burke in Jerusalem

04, Nov, 2023 @4:06 PM

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Israeli PM tells US: no pause in Gaza fighting without release of hostages
Netanyahu says ‘full force’ offensive will continue, despite growing concerns over civilian casualties

Jason Burke in Jerusalem and Emma Graham-Harrison

03, Nov, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Blinken urges Israel to show restraint in campaign to destroy Hamas
US secretary of state in Tel Aviv to call for pauses in fighting to allow more aid to enter Gaza

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

03, Nov, 2023 @5:59 PM

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Putin criticised as he withdraws Russia’s ratification of nuclear test ban treaty
US says move will undermine confidence in international arms control, amid concerns Moscow’s nuclear threats are designed to deter Ukraine’s allies

Staff and agencies

03, Nov, 2023 @2:21 AM

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Top Biden officials urge Congress to pass military aid for Israel and Ukraine
In hearing interrupted by protesters, Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin try to beat Republican attempts to kill $106bn package

Robert Tait in Washington

01, Nov, 2023 @1:23 AM

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