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US relations damaged by Washington's links to Kurdish militias: Turkey

Istanbul, Oct 21

Turkey's Prime Minister on Friday said the obvious links between the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), is the cause of great damage to his country's relationship with Washington.

N.Korea threatens US, S.Korea over naval drills

Pyongyang, Oct 19

North Korea on Thursday strongly condemned naval manoeuvers that the US is presently carrying out with South Korea on the peninsula, and threatened to launch an "unimaginable strike" against them.

S.Korea, US begin naval manoeuvres

Seoul, Oct 16

South Korea and the US on Monday began large-scale joint naval manoeuvers in waters off the Korean peninsula amid the heightened tensions with Pyongyang.

US Army dismisses two-star General

Washington, Oct 16

The US Army has fired a two-star General who allegedly sent flirty messages to the wife of an enlisted soldier at his post in Italy.

Trump slams NBC News over nuclear arsenal report

Washington, Oct 12

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US television network NBC over its report that the Commander-in-Chief had sought a dramatic increase in the country's nuclear arsenal.

Row with Turkey not affecting military activities: Pentagon

Washington, Oct 11

The Pentagon has said diplomatic tension between the US and Turkey has not affected their military activities.

US approves possible $15bn sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

Washignton, Oct 7

The US State Department has approved on Friday a possible $15 billion sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems to Saudi Arabia, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

Mattis, Stoltenberg on surprise visit to Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 27

US Defence Secretary James Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived on Wednesday on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where they will meet with the Afghan President.

N.Korea mobilises aircraft in response to US bombers

Seoul, Sep 26

North Korea has moved its airplanes and strengthened defences on its eastern coast after the US dispatched fighter jets and bombers to the Korean peninsula earlier last weekend, a South Korean intelligence source said on Tuesday.

US has not declared war on N.Korea: White House

Washington, Sep 26

The US has not declared war on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the White House said on Monday, in response to remarks of the DPRK's top diplomat.

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