International / National Security

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what [more…]

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as [more…]

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, [more…]

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press [more…]

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal…

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal…

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United [more…]

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event:…

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington [more…]

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a [more…]

Kremlin says unaware of Iran statement on breaching uranium curbs

Kremlin says unaware of Iran statement on breaching uranium curbs

Published 17/06/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that Iran had so far faithfully stuck to internationally-agreed curbs on uranium enrichment and that Moscow was [more…]

France’s Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets…

France’s Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets…

Published 17/06/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he regretted Iran’s announcement that it would exceed the allowed enriched uranium limit, but that [more…]