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.
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.
US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday.
The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships
Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement.
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 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
A US envoy denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday
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