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Obama reassures Gulf rulers on Iran, offers them 'ironclad' security cooperation

May 15, 2015 at 08:20 | Source: FirstPost

Maryland: President Barack Obama pledged America's ''ironclad commitment'' to anxious Persian Gulf nations on Thursday to help protect their security, pointedly mentioning the potential use of military force and offering assurances that a potential n...

U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama summit| Reuters

May 12, 2015 at 05:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON/RIYADH The White House scrambled on Monday to counter perceptions that the Saudi king's absence from a summit later this week could undermine U.S. efforts to assure Gulf states it remains committed to their security against Iran.King Salm...

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail...

Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss North Korea, regional bank

Mar 21, 2015 at 12:45 | Source: FirstPost

SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China meet on Saturday for the first time in three years, to try and improve frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tension over histor...

Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys aim to damp tension, discuss missiles, regional bank

Mar 21, 2015 at 09:45 | Source: FirstPost

SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China on Saturday hold their first meeting in three years, in a bid to warm frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tensions over histor...

U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defence - general

Mar 05, 2015 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defence system to the Middle East,a senior U.S.Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will...

Russia to react to US plan on building missile base

Oct 14, 2014 at 23:33 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) Moscow will react with "necessary steps" to construction of a new US military base in Romania, Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko has said.Implementation of the US plan would undermine Russia's security and f...

Putin warns West, promises new weapons to counter threats

Sep 11, 2014 at 08:46 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the US and NATO, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday as the military successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile launched ...

Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

Aug 26, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the aircraft, the Pentagon said.The craf...

It's Not Just Critics of Israel Who Want to Cut US Aid

Aug 05, 2014 at 15:49 | Source: Business Week

One of the very few bills that landed on President Obama's desk this week, after Congress left for its annual summer recess, was one authorizing $225 million in additional funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system Israel has been using...

Gaza Live: Israeli troops withdraw from parts of Gaza

Aug 02, 2014 at 20:50 | Source: FirstPost

6:45 pm: Israel army says 'safe' to return to part of north GazaThe Israeli army on Saturday informed residents of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza that it was "safe" to return to their homes, as witnesses said troops were seen withdrawing from...

Gaza Live: Hamas denies knowing about missing soldier as US arms Israel

Aug 02, 2014 at 15:13 | Source: FirstPost

3:10 pm: Sisi says Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashesPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provided a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation....

Israel's Iron Dome to Get $225 Million Under U.S. Bill

Aug 02, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. House and Senate approved $225 million in emergency spending for Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system, sending a message of support for Israel as fighting surged in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. House and Senate passage today...

US restocks Israel with ammo as Obama talks tough on Gaza toll

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties ...

Obama talks tough on Gaza deaths as US restocks Israel with ammo

Jul 31, 2014 at 09:11 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties ...

Israel's Dermer on Conflict With Hamas in Gaza

Jul 31, 2014 at 02:00 | Source: Business Week

July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., talks about the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian civilian deaths, and the Iron Dome missile defense system that the U.S. government helped develop with Israel ...

Gaza Live: Israel press ahead with ground offensive as death toll tops 300

Jul 19, 2014 at 08:20 | Source: FirstPost

8.25 am: Israel press ahead with ground offensive as death toll tops 300Israeli forces on Saturday pressed ahead with a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants kept firing rockets deep into Israel's heartland, pushing the deat...

Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Jul 18, 2014 at 11:36 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the administration's plan.The Appropriati...

MH17 shot down by soviet era Buk missile, but no clarity about who did it

Jul 18, 2014 at 10:15 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down.But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in ...

SA-11 Buk: Who launched the missile that shot down MH17?

Jul 18, 2014 at 07:55 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down.But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in ...

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