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Mattis says US goal is ‘not war’ over North Korea

SEOUL: Washington's goal "is not war" as it seeks to ease high military tension with Pyongyang, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday, standing at the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas. Tension has flared on the…

Trump weighs ‘decertifying’ Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has railed against a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, but officials say that far from scrapping it, he is considering kicking the decision to Congress. Ahead of an October 15 deadline, several…

US Defense Secretary and NATO chief arrive in Kabul

KABUL: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday, the first member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the war-torn country since he pledged to stay the course in America’s longest war. The unannounced high-level…