In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening
Conflicting reports arise after Donald Trump releases rough transcript of call with Ukraine; document does not reflect White House description of communication
President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong
Former US president Jimmy Carter calls on Donald Trump to cooperate with impeachment inquiry, advises him to tell the truth 'for a change'
Former Democratic US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress’ impeachment inquiry
Donald Trump's troubles compound as Democrats find more ammo in whistleblower's plaint; politics behind impeachment enquiry explained
In the call, Trump seemingly equates Barr with Giuliani, the former being the head of Justice Department, while the latter a staunch supporter of Trump, making appearances onTV debates
Donald Trump impeachment: Transcript of call between US president, Ukrainian counterpart unlikely to be verbatim
Details from a phone call made by Donald Trump that has led the US House of Representatives to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the president isn’t likely to come from a recording or be verbatim, former White House and national security officials say
Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives
Suspended police chief, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka detained over Easter Sunday bombings. Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratna ordered the two held until 9 July. The Easter Sunday bombings killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels.
Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens
"The (Trump) Administration has been clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in Pakistan," an official from the National Security Council, the White House, told PTI. "Because Pakistan failed to address the problem, the Administration suspended security assistance," the official said, requesting anonymity.
Ajit Doval to head panel to assist National Security Council, NITI Aayog vice-chairman, cabinet secy to be among members
The Strategic Policy Group (SPG) will assist the National Security Council and undertake among other tasks, a long-term strategic review of country's security affairs.
Pakistan foreign minister claims he had 'informal meeting' with Donald Trump, White House says it was only a handshake
US President Donald Trump had a handshake with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a luncheon in New York, the White House said, but Qureshi described it as an "informal meeting" when they discussed bilateral ties.
China waging 'cold war' against US, using resources to replace America as leading power, says CIA expert
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert said.
Pakistan's NSA Nasser Janjua's sudden resignation breeds conspiracy theories, unfounded reports of rift with caretaker PM
Nasser Janjua's resignation has created much speculation in Pakistan at a time when media, and almost everyone else, is knee-deep in conspiracy theories.
The US Treasury Department is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25% Chinese ownership from buying US companies with “industrially significant technology,”
South Korea urges North to implement agreements signed by Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, resume dialogue
South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfill the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.
Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash
The decision came after a burst of last-minute diplomacy, punctuated by a visit by Britain's top diplomat and after the deal's European members gave in to many of Trump's demands, according to officials, diplomats and others briefed on the negotiations.
US National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton to leave Donald Trump's administration, announces White House
National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Michael Anton is planning to depart US President Donald Trump's administration, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has announced.
Sri Lanka declares 10-day Emergency: President Sirisena says stern action against those spreading violence; Kandy remains tense
Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a state of Emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the country's scenic Kandy district that left two persons dead and damaged several mosques and homes.
Turning tweets into policy: Donald Trump's surprise tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials, sent them into 'a mad scramble'
A surprise New Year’s Day tweet by Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to US aid for Pakistan, sent US officials scrambling to suspend security assistance
Pakistan expresses 'deep disappointment' over Donald Trump's remarks, says statements were 'incomprehensible'
Pakistan on Tuesday expressed "deep disappointment" over US President Donald Trump's scathing remarks against it.
President Hassan Rouhani has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but is strongly opposed by hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.
Steve Bannon has been described as "The Great Manipulator" and the "second most powerful man in the United States". He wrote Trump's inauguration speech and was said to be the brains behind the travel ban. But who is he really?