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U.S. defence chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

Agencies, Islamabad US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Islamabad on Monday to ask Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership to do more to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighbouring...

‘Progress on deal’ ahead of May-Juncker Brexit talks

Agencies, London British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet key EU figures for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade, the agency news reported on Monday. According to a agency...

UN chief calls for end to armed clashes in Yemen

Agencies, United Nations United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and...

Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

Agencies, New York US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, and that he had had to fire him because Flynn had lied to the FBI and...

Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts – reports

Agencies, Washington The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views,...

Saudi-led coalition provides air support for Yemen’s Saleh

Agencies, Aden Aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Houthi positions in Sanaa overnight on Sunday, residents and local media said, aiming to shore up supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they battle the Iran-aligned...

Pentagon evaluating US West Coast missile defense sites – officials

Agencies, Simi Valley The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise...

SKorea says NKorea still needs to prove critical missile technology, expects pause in testing

Agencies, Seoul North Korea’s latest missile test places Washington within range, but it still needs to prove critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday. But South...