US, China to hold delayed diplomatic, security dialogue in Washington on Friday amid moves to resolve trade war
China said last month the two sides had initially agreed “in principle” to hold the second round of diplomatic security talks in October but they were postponed at Washington’s request amid rising tensions over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea.
US defence secretary calls for ceasefire in Yemen, asks warring parties to meet with UN envoy in November to resolve crisis
The Pentagon chief said the US had been watching the conflict in Yemen "for long enough" and said he believes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are in a US-backed coalition fighting Shiite Huthi rebels, are ready for talks.
Donald Trump hints US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis 'could be' leaving his cabinet, calls him 'sort of a Democrat'
US President Donald Trump said in an interview airing Sunday that Defence Secretary Jim Mattis "could be" leaving, referring to him as "sort of a Democrat."
Too fat to fight: America's obesity crisis affects Pentagon; nearly one-third of youth too overweight to join army
The new report says the Pentagon has recognised the long-standing obesity problem, and is taking steps to improve the health of its troops.
Announcing Pompeo's visit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying last week said that China and the US would exchange views on bilateral ties and regional and international issues of common concern.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis dismisses news reports of widening rift with Donald Trump; says 'somebody cooks up a headline'
Several news organizations have reported that Trump has become weary of Mattis, a retired Marine general who was one of his first Cabinet selections. He is seen by many as a steadying influence on Trump in the face of sometimes impulsive moves on national security issues.
US defence secretary Jim Mattis claims Russia funding groups in Macedonia to defeat referendum on Balkan nation's name change
Jim Mattis told reporters travelling with him to Skopje that there is "no doubt" that Moscow has been funding pro-Russian groups in order to defeat the referendum on a name change later this month.
Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'
US president Donald Trump is signing an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections. Trump has drawn widespread criticism for not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough, particularly Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.
Donald Trump's NSA John Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions; says 'we will not co-operate, the ICC is already dead to us'
America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
2+2 talks: Pakistan Army chief’s anti-India rant a good sign, indicates success of US-India counter-terror strategy
On Pakistan's Defence Day, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa dared India and vowed to “avenge” the blood of its soldiers.
Mike Pompeo delivers Donald Trump's 'zero' tolerance message on Iranian oil, but leaves India with wiggle room
Given the massive amount of oil India imports from Iran, Washington's demand was always going to be tricky to comply with.
India-US 2-plus-2 dialogue: Commitment to 'free and open' Indo-Pacific will send message to China amid trade war
US, wary of China's growing assertiveness in the region and its influence, has been giving increasing weightage to its Indo-Pacific strategy.
US defence secretary Jim Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan in effort to bring Taliban to negotiating table
Mattis, on his second visit to the country in recent months, will meet with President Ashraf Ghani and the new US commander for American and NATO forces, General Scott Miller.
Donald Trump fumes over 'gutless', anonymous New York Times op-ed as wild guessing game continues; Mike Pompeo denies role saying 'it's not mine'
Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, US President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote a New York Times opinion piece claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart his most dangerous impulses.
Full Text: After India-US 2-plus-2 dialogue, Sushma Swaraj talks cooperation, terrorism and Trump's South Asia policy
On Thursday, India and the US held the inaugural edition of their long-awaited 2+2 dialogue, featuring External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their US counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis respectively
Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover
It's not clear whether US President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster.
Pitching for less protectionism, India's commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan stressed on the need to go beyond trade deficits and frame tariffs as per the prevailing economic strengths.
Daily bulletin: Counting for Karnataka ULBs today, $300 million funds cut for Pakistan; fuel prices at all-time high: day's top stories
The counting of votes will be taken up on Monday for the Karnataka Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections that were held on 31 August. Most of the results are expected by night or early Tuesday.
Pentagon seeks to reprogramme $300 million military aid for Pakistan due to Islamabad's lack of action against terror groups
The Pentagon has sought Congressional determination to reprogramme $300 million of its Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan because of the latter's "lack of" decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy.
India-US 2+2 talks: US defence official says America 'bullish' on high level meet even as concerns rise over S-400 deal
The upcoming India - US - India 2+2 talks - an apex bilateral meetup in New Delhi next week - is not just ‘historic’ but will throw up a set of ‘very concrete outcomes’ which will serve as enablers for the India US relationship well beyond the high optics of September 6 and 7, a top official of the US Defence Department in Washington DC Wednesday.