Mandatory sex-harassment training for US State Dept


Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach MORE sought on Tuesday to refocus the US -led coalition charged with fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on its mission amid a series of confrontations in the region.

US officials already expected the Friday discussions would be hard and had sought to soothe Erdogan's anger by stressing transparency in their support of the Kurds and commitment to Turkey's security.

During his press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, Tillerson said "Jerusalem's borders shall be determined in a later time after intensive talks and discussions between Palestinians and Israelis to put an end to the two-party conflict and resolve the Palestinian cause".

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Monday that all State Department employees will have to take a mandatory sexual harassment training before June 1, 2018. It also follows a major security operation by the Egyptian military to crush Islamist militants who have killed hundreds of people since 2013.

Tillerson, however, said the United States remains committed to fighting terrorism in Egypt.

The campaign also comes ahead of March elections in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi faces no serious competitors, after authorities sidelined his opponents using a variety of charges and disqualifications, leaving only a little-known supporter to run against him. Last year, Washington withdrew some financial aid to Egypt saying it had failed to make progress on respecting human rights and democracy.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit Jordan on Wednesday, according to official sources.

"The final boundaries of Jerusalem are yet to be set between the involved parties", he said.

In Kuwait, Tillerson will meet officials who are attempting to mediate a resolution to disagreements between Qatar and its Arab neighbours Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Egypt.

Shoukry said he discussed Egypt's relationship with North Korea, clarifying that it was limited to diplomatic representation, and that Egypt is critical of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and ballistic missile launches. He also said that Pyongyang knows "what has to be on the table for conversations".

Tillerson, whose trip began Sunday, has already visited Egypt and is due in Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Turkey.