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China could decimate US military bases in Asia within hours of conflict

China’s military would be able to use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned. The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a

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US blocks UN rebuke of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes

UNITED NATIONS: The US blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa yesterday to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said. Israel said the 10 apartment

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Taiwan president to visit U.S, likely to anger China

TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the US this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said today, in a move likely to anger China, which considers the island a renegade province. China says self-ruled

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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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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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Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, UN says

GENEVA: The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, said a senior United Nations (UN) security expert, calling it an ‘urgent’ issue that the world should take seriously. UN Institute for Disarmament Research

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Address ship seizure by ‘gangster’ US: Pyongyang tells UN chief

PYONGYANG: North Korea urged the United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres to deal with the ‘illegal’ seizure of one of its cargo ships by the US. “This act of dispossession clearly indicates that the US is a gangster country

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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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Football: U.S. women beat Kiwis in World Cup warm-up

FRANCE: Carli Lloyd scored a brace of goals as the United States women trounced New Zealand by 5-0 in a friendly match in St Louis on Thursday, to extend their winning run to five games ahead of their World Cup

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Release our cargo ship, N Korea demands US

SEOUL: North Korea demanded that the United States release a cargo ship seized on suspicion of violating United Nations (UN) sanctions, Yonhap news agency reported. A spokesperson for North Korea’s foreign ministry made the demand in a statement carried by

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