Gulf Times - United-States
US, Iran back off from escalating tensions

US, Iran back off from escalating tensions

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States did not necessarily have to use its military power against Iran

Trump says no US troops hurt in Iran strikes, Tehran "standing down"

Trump says no US troops hurt in Iran strikes, Tehran "standing down"

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed any US troops stationed there and damage was minimal

UN, Nato call for restraint as situation remains tense

UN, Nato call for restraint as situation remains tense

Nato called on Tehran to "refrain from further violence and provocations" after Iran threatened retaliation to the US assassination of one of its top military commanders

Iran condemns 'Trump's hostile remarks'

Iran condemns 'Trump's hostile remarks'

Iran condemned Donald Trump on Sunday as a "terrorist in a suit" after the US president threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites hard if Tehran attacks Americans or US assets

China urges US 'not to abuse force': foreign minister

China urges US 'not to abuse force': foreign minister

The United States should not "abuse force" and instead seek solutions through dialogue, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a call with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday.

US ready to deal with any North Korean 'Christmas gift' -Trump

US ready to deal with any North Korean 'Christmas gift' -Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off North Korea's warning of a "Christmas gift", saying the United States would "deal with it very successfully,"

US says concerned about Libyan conflict turning bloodier with Russian mercenaries

US says concerned about Libyan conflict turning bloodier with Russian mercenaries

The United States is very concerned about the intensification of the conflict in Libya, with a rising number of reported Russian mercenaries

US accuses Venezuela of bribes to rig opposition vote

US accuses Venezuela of bribes to rig opposition vote

The United States on Friday promised further sanctions to pressure Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, accusing him of bribing lawmakers to block the re-election of his opponent Juan Guaido.

US finalizing rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China, others

US finalizing rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China, others

The Trump administration is finalizing a set of narrow rules to limit exports of sophisticated technology to adversaries like China, a document seen by Reuters shows

US defense secretary securing military bases after Florida shooting

US defense secretary securing military bases after Florida shooting

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he has instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after a shooting in Florida.

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.