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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare swap, an act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

The United States has recalled its ambassador from South Sudan after the leaders of formerly warring factions failed to agree on a unity government, the US State Department said on Monday.

Trump's deputy visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

Trump's deputy visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday.

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