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US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement.

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday vowed more support for the Philippines in efforts to modernize the country's military and improve maritime security as tensions build over the disputed South China Sea.

China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea

China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea

China on Monday called on the US military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding "new uncertainties" over Taiwan

Amir meets US commerce secretary

Amir meets US commerce secretary

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met on Sunday at his Amiri Diwan office with the visiting US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

US envoy decries Chinese "intimidation" in South China Sea

US envoy decries Chinese "intimidation" in South China Sea

A US envoy denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

China, SE Asian states push trade pact despite India doubts

Leaders from China and Southeast Asia states called for swift agreement on what could become the world's largest trade bloc at a regional summit on Sunday

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday

S Korea and US to cancel joint military air drill

S Korea and US to cancel joint military air drill

South Korea and the United States are expected to cancel a combined air drill for the second straight year to avoid tensions with North Korea

Iran's Zarif calls on US to return to 2015 nuclear deal

Iran's Zarif calls on US to return to 2015 nuclear deal

The United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Friday

Baghdadi given burial at sea, afforded religious rites, says US

Baghdadi given burial at sea, afforded religious rites, says US

The United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom

LuLu launches Discover America Festival

LuLu launches Discover America Festival

LuLu Hypermarket Qatar has unveiled Discover America Festival, a week-long showcase of high-quality food products from the United States.