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November 18, 2019

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US, S. Korea postpone joint drills in 'act of goodwill'

US, S. Korea postpone joint drills in 'act of goodwill'

The US and South Korea will postpone joint air drills in an "act of goodwill" towards the nuclear-armed North, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday, after months of deadlocked diplomacy with Pyongyang.North Korea has long protested joint military dril

Football diplomacy with Qatar hints at Saudi 'peace' effort

Football diplomacy with Qatar hints at Saudi 'peace' effort

A Saudi-led bloc's decision to play a football tournament in rival Qatar could herald a rapprochement after a two-year stand-off, and signal Riyadh is tempering its muscular approach that stoked regional crises.Gulf powerhouse Saudi Arabia has adopted an aggr

US, South Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

US, South Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

US military exercises with South Korea could be scaled back to aid diplomacy with the nuclear-armed North, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, as Pyongyang warned it was running out of patience.The North has long protested joint military drills, which it condem

US, South Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

US, South Korea could scale back joint drills: Esper

US military exercises with South Korea could be scaled back to aid diplomacy with the nuclear-armed North, Defense Secretary Mark Esper signalled on his way to Seoul, as Pyongyang said it was running out of patience.The North has long protested joint military

What next for Tunisia's new president?

What next for Tunisia's new president?

Tunisia's president-elect Kais Saied has won a clear mandate to fight corruption and promote social justice, even though his role focuses on security and diplomacy.Here is an overview of key policy challenges facing the conservative newcomer: - Change in fore