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Donald Trump warned Iran Sunday against killing protesters who have risen up over the regime’s downing of a civilian airliner(AP)

‘Don’t kill your protesters, US is watching’: Donald Trump warns Iran

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Trump’s salvo came as Iran’s Islamic regime faced a challenge from angry street protests, having come to the brink of war with the US with a series of tit-for-tat confrontations.
The US would like to strengthen military cooperation with China, including repatriating the remains of American soldiers killed in the country during World War II(AP)
The US would like to strengthen military cooperation with China, including repatriating the remains of American soldiers killed in the country during World War II(AP)

US wants to repatriate WWII soldiers’ remains from China

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:47 AM IST
Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who is scheduled to visit Asia next week, will meet with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of a meeting in Bangkok, said Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.
Donald Trump’s new pick for Pentagon chief Mark Esper takes over as acting defense secretary . (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Donald Trump’s new pick for Pentagon chief Mark Esper takes over as acting defense secretary . (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Mark Esper takes over at Pentagon as tensions with Iran flare

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Esper, the secretary of the US Army who served in its much-heralded 101st Airborne Division, will bring the soldiering experience to the Department of Defense that former acting chief Patrick Shanahan lacked.
There was no word yet on when a proper nominee will be named in place of Shanahan. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)
There was no word yet on when a proper nominee will be named in place of Shanahan. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Patrick Shanahan withdraws his candidacy to be Donald Trump’s defense secretary

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Trump followed up the twitter announcement with another post in which he named Army secretary Mark Esper as the new acting defense secretary. There was no word yet on when a proper nominee will be named in place of Shanahan.
In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.(AFP)

‘Get Trump alone’: Kim Jong Un’s game plan ahead of Vietnam summit

By Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 07:47 AM IST
For North Korea, the president’s habit of making concessions on the fly presents an opportunity that’s likely to lead negotiators from Pyongyang to disregard the president’s staff to focus on what he might offer.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media while gathering for a briefing from his senior military leaders, including Defense Secretary James Mattis (L), in the Cabinet Room at the White House.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media while gathering for a briefing from his senior military leaders, including Defense Secretary James Mattis (L), in the Cabinet Room at the White House.(REUTERS)

US defence secretary James Mattis quits amid clash with Donald Trump over Syria pullout, India loses a champion

Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 10:06 AM IST
James Mattis announced plans to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Trump in which they aired their differences, a senior White House official said.
James Mattis, a retired Marine general whose embrace of NATO and America’s traditional alliances often put him at odds with Trump, had opposed the decision on Syria.(REUTERS)
James Mattis, a retired Marine general whose embrace of NATO and America’s traditional alliances often put him at odds with Trump, had opposed the decision on Syria.(REUTERS)

Defence secretary James Mattis quits amid clash with Donald Trump over Syria pullout

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 09:06 AM IST
James Mattis announced plans to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Trump in which they aired their differences, a senior White House official said.
Trump’s administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking a policy barring certain transgender people from military service.(AFP)
Trump’s administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking a policy barring certain transgender people from military service.(AFP)

Trump takes bid to restrict transgender troops to US Supreme Court

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria.
(Photto: Twitter/@lesherb)
(Photto: Twitter/@lesherb)

7-year-old Yemen girl who turned World’s eyes to famine is dead

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:33 PM IST
US president Donald Trump greets visitors during a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, on March 15, 2018.(Reuters)
US president Donald Trump greets visitors during a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, on March 15, 2018.(Reuters)

Donald Trump jokes ‘who’s next’ as tumult engulfs White House

Associated Press, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 04:42 PM IST
An increasingly confident Trump is privately weighing still more changes, expressing frustration with certain advisers and sifting through possible replacements.
US defence secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.(Reuters)
US defence secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.(Reuters)

US defence secy Jim Mattis says signs indicate Taliban open to Afghan peace talks

Reuters, Kabul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Jim Mattis made the remarks during an unannounced visit to Kabul and comes weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have so far given no formal response to Kabul’s offer.
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