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US destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks

The move by the US challenges the restriction on passage imposed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam in the South China Sea.

Pakistan PM to meet Trump for talks on improving ties

Talks between Imran Khan and Donald Trump are set to discuss pertaining issues to ease tensions between Pakistan and the United States.

Russia accuses US of pushing Iran situation to brink of war

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov asks Washington to weigh the possible consequences of conflict with Iran.

Foxconn’s billionaire founder urges Apple to move plants from China

A significant shift in manufacturing from China to Taiwan, which Beijing views as part of its territory may also exacerbate tensions between the two governments.

Germany says Europe must maintain own course after US blacklisting of...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the BDI urge that Europe not be dragged down into the trade dispute between US and China.

Huawei ban clouds US-China trade talks, tech sector

China says the Huawei ban by the US could hurt trade talks.

UAE won’t be `baited into crisis’ with Iran as tensions mount

The United Arab Emirates 'won’t jump the gun' to accuse Iran of attacking ships off its coast, as rising tensions leads forecasters to believe the possibility of another war breaking out.

2020 Democrats warn of US-Iran risks as Trump pressures Tehran

Democratic presidential candidates are expressing growing alarm over the escalating confrontation between the US and Iran, and the possibility that it could lead to war.

Global `wall of worry’ feeds rush for treasuries as risks mount

America's debt is up for grabs due to global geopolitical and economic forces aggravated by recent tensions between the US and both China and the Middle East.

Oil climbs on falling US gasoline stockpiles and Gulf tension

SINGAPORE: Oil climbed for a third day in the longest run of gains in three weeks as falling US gasoline stockpiles supported the demand...

Iran says exercising restraint despite ‘unacceptable’ escalation of US sanctions

Iran's foreign minister says they are committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the landmark agreement.

Hardliners target Iran’s president as US pressure grows

Growing US pressure on Iran has weakened pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani and made his hardline rivals more assertive at home and abroad, recent developments show.

US pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker...

US staff from the American embassy in Baghdad and Iraq were evacuated following concerns of perceived threats from Iran.

Middle East tensions take an ominous turn

Tensions between the US and the Middle East are said to be growing with recent developments.

Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

The crown prince's arrival comes amid a vow by India to isolate Pakistan internationally following the deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades.

Taiwan unveils new drone as China tensions mount

China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since they split in 1949 after a civil war.

China slams ‘irresponsible’ US over shelved security talks

SHANGHAI: China's foreign ministry criticised the United States for suggesting that Beijing was behind the cancellation of sensitive security talks planned for this month,...

Too early to measure impact of trade war tensions, say US...

American Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia says both the US and Chinese presidents are businessmen and they are not going to do anything to hurt their economies.

Trudeau, Trump talk steel and aluminum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called US President Donald Trump on Monday to press for a permanent exclusion from US tariffs on aluminum and steel.

5 diplomatic rows looming over Russia’s World Cup

Russia's tensions with the West mean that will prove tricky this year -- here are five sources of international tensions.

North Korea should lower threshold for talks, says South

North Korea condemned sanctions imposed on it, accusing the United States of trying to undermine the improvement in inter-Korean relations.

China seeks Russia’s help to ‘cool’ N Korea tensions

China is ready to work with Russia to help cool down the situation on the peninsula and encourage the parties concerned to resume dialogue, says China's foreign minister.

Seoul on high alert after Jong Nam murder

South Korea intensifies security along border with North Korea as it fears provocation.