It's been little more than a year since he took charge of the US foreign intelligence service, the CIA. Now Mike Pompeo is taking over as secretary of state from Rex Tillerson who has been unceremoniously sacked via Twitter.
While US officials said Saudi Arabia needs more time to probe the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Trump said the journalist is likely dead. Turkish police have expanded their search for Khashoggi's possible remains.
Pakistan's newly elected PM Imran Khan faces the first real test as head of government as he holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad. Khan's maneuvering options are, however, limited.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become the next US secretary of state, after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson following a series of public policy rifts on North Korea, Russia and Iran.
The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. The former CIA director had no time to settle, heading immediately to a NATO summit in Brussels.
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