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Egyptian-American woman freed in Egypt goes home on US military plane

An Egyptian-American woman detained in Egypt for nearly three years on human trafficking charges was flown back to the United States on Thursday on a US military plane, accompanied by a top White House official.

Pak, China, Afghanistan dominated Mattis-Doval meet: US official

Presence of terror safe havens in Pakistan, aggressive Chinese behaviour and the Afghanistan situation dominated last month's meeting between US Defence Secretary Gen (retd) James Mattis and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, according to an American defence official.

Donald Trump administration asked to push for F-16 sale to India

India has launched an effort to expand its combat aircraft fleet and the competition has reportedly narrowed down to Lockheed's F-16 and Saab's Gripen.

We're not here for your oil: Doanld Trump's defense chief to Iraq

We're not here for your oil: Doanld Trump's defense chief to Iraq

The US military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody`s oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.

NATO allies must pay more or US will 'moderate its commitment': James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned NATO allies Wednesday that Washington would "moderate its commitment" to the alliance unless they boost their spending.

US defence chief hails NATO as 'fundamental bedrock'

US Defence Secretary James Mattis hailed NATO as the "fundamental bedrock" of transatlantic security as he sought to reassure allies today about President Donald Trump's commitment to the alliance.

Kabul endorses US general's call for additional troops

Kabul today endorsed US general John Nicholson's call for thousands of additional troops in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban

US, Mexican security officials speak despite diplomatic rift

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned January summit of the two leaders after Donald Trump said his counterpart should not attend if he was unwilling to pay for the wall.

China ships sail near disputed isles after James Mattis visit: Japan

Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels sailed Monday into its territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after the new US defence chief vowed to defend Tokyo`s control of them.

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China has urged the US to stop making erroneous remarks on the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands after American Defence Secretary James Mattis reportedly said the US-Japan mutual defence treaty applies to the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

US will defend Japanese islands claimed by China: James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Saturday reaffirmed Washington`s commitment to defending Japan.

North Korea nuclear attack would trigger `overwhelming` response: Mattis

North Korea nuclear attack would trigger `overwhelming` response: Mattis

North Korea carried out two atomic tests and a series of missile launches last year, and casts a heavy security shadow over the region.
 

United States, Saudi defence chiefs reject Iran 'interventions'

New Pentagon chief James Mattis agreed in a telephone call with his Saudi counterpart to oppose Iranian "interventions" in the Middle East, Saudi state media reported on Wednesday.

Pentagon chief James Mattis seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, South Korea

New Pentagon chief James Mattis on Wednesday heads to South Korea and Japan, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies about American security commitments in the region.

United States, South Korea to strengthen defenses against North Korea

United States, South Korea to strengthen defenses against North Korea

The two leaders agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defense capabilities to defend against the North Korean threat.

Donald Trump orders 'great rebuilding' of US armed forces

Donald Trump orders 'great rebuilding' of US armed forces

Seeking to enhance US military's capabilities, President Donald Trump ordered "a great rebuilding" of the US armed forces by upgrading equipment, improving training and increasing defence budget.

Russia's Putin 'trying to break' NATO: US defence secretary nominee

Russian President Vladimir Putin is "trying to break" NATO, James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump`s pick for defense secretary, said on Thursday.

Donald Trump taps retired General James Mattis for defense secretary

Donald Trump taps retired General James Mattis for defense secretary

Retired United States Marine Corps General James Mattis will require both Senate confirmation and a special waiver of a law.