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Amid North Korea Crisis, China and US Aim to Deepen Military CooperationM
Thu, 17 August 2017|Military|  Views:: : 1 |

  As North Korea threatened to attack Guam and tensions over Korean peninsula kept escalating, China and the United States decide to deepen military cooperation despite different opinions on multiple issues. On August 15, U.S. Marine Corps General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited...

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Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border after 27 years
Thu, 17 August 2017 13:15|Political|  Views:: : 28 |

  Iraqi and Saudi officials today(17 Aug) inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years, officials said. The border has been shut to all travellers except Iraqi Muslim...

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Chinese and US militaries to open direct communication for three-star ranks amid tensions on Korean Peninsula
Wed, 16 August 2017 14:55|Military|  Views:: : 25 |

  The US and Chinese militaries have signed an agreement to open a new communication mechanism for their joint staff departments, a move officials say will reduce the risk of miscalculation. The joint strategic dialogue mechanism was inked on 15 August at the Ba Yi, the People's Liberation Army...

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When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
Wed, 16 August 2017|Military|  Views:: : 11 |

  Recent reports alleged that the U.S. military killed as many as 16 civilians in an airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. U.S. officials deniedthe reports, saying there were zero chance of civilian casualties. Last month, the residents of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan...

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China Will 'Resolutely Defend Its Interests' Against US Trade Action
Wed, 16 August 2017|Security|  Views:: : 20 |

  On August 14, Trump signed a memorandum ordering the US Trade Representative (USTR) to probe into China’s intellectual property practices. Such an investigation could eventually lead to the US imposing trade sanctions on China. Immediately after the order, China expressed “grave concern” toward the decision...

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Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Taleban tells Trump
Wed, 16 August 2017 12:35|Military|  Views:: : 19 |

  The United States should withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan and stop listening to "stooges"in Kabul, the Taleban said in an open letter to United States President Donald Trump on 15 August.

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North Korea missile attack on Guam could 'quickly escalate into war'
Tue, 15 August 2017 12:35|Security|  Views:: : 26 |

  James Mattis, the US defence secretary, has warned that a North Korean missile attack aimed at US territory “could escalate into war very quickly”, saying US forces would know “within moments” if one was heading towards Guam, home to military bases and 160,000 people.

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