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Trump not disturbed that North Korea has ‘fired off some small weapons’

TOKYO: US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, would keep promises that he had made.  “North Korea fired off some small weapons,

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‘Trump plans to bypass Congress for Saudi arms sales’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is planning to bypass the Congress to allow the sale of US7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are involved in a bloody war in Yemen. US Secretary

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Court rules against Trump, banks to provide his business records to Congress

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump’s businesses. In

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Pentagon mulling request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense is considering its military’s request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran. Tehran and Washington have traded barbs with one another this month, following US President

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US will respond with ‘great force’ if Iran attacks interests

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Iran that it would be met with ‘great force’ if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. Washington strongly suspects Shiite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad’s

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US-China trade war hits markets

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: Worries that the US and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harbouring ‘extravagant expectations’ for a deal to end their dispute. Investors added up

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Trump warns Iran of war

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the ‘official end’ of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with ‘all strength’ and said it was

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Iran: We can easily hit US ships in the Gulf

DUBAI:  In a sharp rebuke against the US, Iran said that it could “easily” hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of sabre-rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter US sanctions and

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US orders non-emergency staff from Iraq evacuated

WASHINGTON: The US on Wednesday ordered non-emergency staff evacuated from its Baghdad embassy due to an “imminent” threat from Iranian-linked Iraqi militias. The move added to growing fears that the long-time rivals could be on course for conflict despite both

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Trump hosts Iftar at White House

WASHINGTON: United States (US) President Donald Trump hosted an Iftar dinner at the White House on Monday, to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Anadolu Agency reported. The fast-breaking meal gathered ambassadors, including Turkish ambassador Serdar Kilic, and members

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