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Art of the defense deal: Trump aims to dramatically boost U.S. arms exports

Agencies, Washington The Trump administration is putting the final touches on a plan to dramatically increase American military hardware sales around the world, paving the way for faster and bigger deals with a range of countries from Eastern...

Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day

Agencies, Beirut A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday. Air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on the...

Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand; emergency declared in southern city

Agencies, New Zealand New Zealand’s national carrier on Tuesday cancelled all flights in and out of the capital, Wellington, and the southern city of Christchurch declared a state of emergency as the remnants of tropical cyclone Gita pummelled...

S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

Agencies, Seoul South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea’s defence minister said on Tuesday.Seoul and Washington had agreed to postpone the regular joint military...

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

Agencies, Palm Beach, Fla The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator...

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran’s ‘empire’

Agencies, Munich Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation....

Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

Agencies, Munich, Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in...

Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

Agencies, Washington President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs...