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Number of US diplomats doubled in Syria as IS nears defeat: Mattis

Number of US diplomats doubled in Syria as IS nears defeat: Mattis

The number of US diplomats in Syria has doubled as Islamic State fighters near a military defeat, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday.

Emir, Mattis keen to boost defence ties

Emir, Mattis keen to boost defence ties

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday discussed strategic, defence, military and security co-operation between the two countries and means of developing and expanding them.

'Our goal is not war' with North Korea, US defence secretary says

'Our goal is not war' with North Korea, US defence secretary says

The US does not seek war with North Korea but instead the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Friday in a brief address at Panmunjom village inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more US troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.

Mattis arrives in Jordan to meet King Abdullah

Mattis arrives in Jordan to meet King Abdullah

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived Monday in the Jordanian capital Amman, state-run news agency Petra reported, part of a tour that also includes stops in Turkey and Ukraine.

Brash, boastful Trump taps Mattis as defence secretary

Brash, boastful Trump taps Mattis as defence secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he has picked tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defence secretary as he soaked up adulation at a large Ohio rally where he pledged to unite the nation.

Over 1mn people hit as floods worsen in India's tea region of Assam

Over 1mn people hit as floods worsen in India's tea region of Assam

More than 1.2 million people in northeast India have been hit by floods which have submerged hundreds of villages, inundated large swathes of farmland and damaged roads, bridges and telecommunications services, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Diabetes can be a killer as it targets the heart

Diabetes can be a killer as it targets the heart

His diabetes diagnosis in 1990 was a slap in the face for Robb Ensign, 47, who recalled that “it came out of nowhere;...