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Pentagon authorises $1bn for Trump's border wall
Pentagon authorises $1bn for Trump's border wall
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had authoriSed $1-billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along...
'Independent thinker' - former physicist tipped to be new US defence secretary
'Independent thinker' - former physicist tipped to be new US defence secretary
Ashton Carter, a veteran Washington insider President Barack Obama is expected to name as his new defence secretary, built a reputation as a...
Al-Shabab names new leader, vows revenge
Al-Shabab names new leader, vows revenge
The Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a US air strike this week and...
Revealed: High-rank Pentagon officials in charge of torture in Iraq
Revealed: High-rank Pentagon officials in charge of torture in Iraq
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq, that set up...
Iran moves ahead with missile testing, faces more sanctions
Iran moves ahead with missile testing, faces more sanctions
Iran on Monday tested missiles near the Strait of Hormuz, underlining its threats to close the vital oil-transit waterway as the West prepares to...
China concerns evolve: US to send marines to Darwin
China concerns evolve: US to send marines to Darwin
US President Barack Obama will use a visit to Australia next week to announce that America will station marines at a base in Darwin, reports said...
Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary
United States President Barack Obama said he remembered September 11 2001 as a day when a tried and tested US "came together" in the face of...
Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies
President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed that the United States would never waver in its fight against terrorism as Americans marked the 10th...
Gates: US missile strikes in Pakistan to continue
Gates: US missile strikes in Pakistan to continue
United States President Barack Obama is retaining a powerful but controversial US weapon left over from the Bush administration's battle against...
Obama closes Guantánamo, names conflict envoys
Obama closes Guantánamo, names conflict envoys
President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the closing of Guantánamo prison and named veteran trouble-shooters for the Middle East and...
Pentagon denies Pakistan fired on US helicopters
Pentagon denies Pakistan fired on US helicopters
The Pentagon on Monday denied reports that Pakistani troops fired on two United States military helicopters after they crossed into Pakistan from...
Israeli jet exercise 'was warning to Iran'
Israeli jet exercise 'was warning to Iran'
Israel carried out a large-scale military exercise in the Mediterranean earlier this month as a warning to Iran that it has the capacity to make an...

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