Mattis says Venezuela's Maduro will 'have to go'

Mattis says Venezuela's Maduro will 'have to go'

US Secretary of Defence slammed Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as an "irresponsible despot" who will "have to go."

Mattis says Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability

Mattis says Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that incidents like the killing of a Saudi journalist undermined Middle Eastern stability and that the United States would take additional measures ...

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chief's fate.

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Jim Mattis also said the United States was looking to expand cybersecurity cooperation with the small Balkan country.

Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' on North Korea

Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' on North Korea

James Mattis said the United States and its regional allies will maintain a "strong collaborative defensive stance" on North Korea.

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

Jim Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended US President Donald Trump's decision this month to halt "war games" with South Korea.

Defence minister, Mattis discuss Gulf crisis

Defence minister, Mattis discuss Gulf crisis

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah met with US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Singapore on Saturday.

US picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

US picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

"There is interest that we've picked up from the Taliban side," US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters before landing in Kabul, saying the signs dated back several months.

Tillerson, Mattis call for calming tensions in GCC dispute

Tillerson, Mattis call for calming tensions in GCC dispute

The US secretaries of state and defence on Tuesday called on all sides in the dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to calm tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council ...

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in post-war first

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in post-war first

The United States is poised to send an aircraft carrier to Vietnam in March, officials of both sides said, dramatic evidence of deepening military ties between them, more than four decades after the Vietnam War.

Mattis to discuss N Korea threat on Asia trip

Mattis to discuss N Korea threat on Asia trip

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday that curbing military threats from North Korea would be high on the agenda on his Asian tour this week, ahead of a visit by Donald Trump.

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday played down an apparent split between the US president and his top diplomat over outreach to North Korea, saying America's focus was still on finding a diplomatic solution to the dispute.