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World - Region
10/22/2023 5:44:00 PM
The United States warned against any "escalation" in the Middle East in the wake of Israel's war on Gaza, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday, hours after the Pentagon moved to step up military readiness in the region.

World - Region
10/13/2023 4:51:26 PM
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived Friday in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv to meet with senior government leaders and see firsthand some of the U.S. weapons and security assistance that Washington rapidly delivered to Israel in the first week of its war with the militant Hamas group.

World - Region
10/12/2023 6:48:46 PM
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday that Washington did not put any conditions on the way Israel can use the weapons it provides for fighting Hamas.

World - War in Ukraine
10/11/2023 8:42:25 PM
Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday that the United States will provide a new $200 million military assistance package for Ukraine, as opposition from hardline Republican lawmakers puts future aid for Kyiv in doubt.

World - Region
10/10/2023 11:44:24 PM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that a small group of US special operations forces are now working with the Israelis to help with planning and intelligence in their counteroperations against Hamas.

World - Region
10/8/2023 9:09:45 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has ordered the Ford carrier strike group to sail to the Eastern Mediterranean to be ready to assist Israel after the surprise attack by Hamas that has left more than 1,000 dead and thousands wounded on both sides.

World - War in Ukraine
9/19/2023 7:03:12 PM
Ukraine will soon receive M1 Abrams tanks from the United States as Kyiv's forces steadily advance in their counter-offensive against Moscow's troops, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday.

World - International
7/5/2023 9:32:09 PM
The Pentagon on Wednesday announced plans to tighten protection for classified information following the explosive leaks of hundreds of intelligence documents that were accessed through security gaps at a Massachusetts Air National Guard base.

World - International
6/3/2023 9:05:30 PM
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday that Washington would not stand for any 'coercion and bullying' of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer dialogue over conflict.

World - International
6/1/2023 1:32:33 PM
Beijing's decision to decline a meeting between US and Chinese defence chiefs is "unfortunate", particularly given recent "provocative" Chinese behaviour, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday.

World - International
5/30/2023 12:53:52 PM
Beijing has declined a US invitation for a meeting in Singapore between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Li Shangfu, the Pentagon said.

World - International
4/19/2023 3:43:25 PM
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday it's important that Turkey makes its decision to allow Sweden to join NATO “sooner versus later,” and said he “feels confident” it will happen before the alliance summit in July.

World - International
4/11/2023 12:12:21 AM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Vietnam this week in the latest bid to build relations with a growing US partner as tensions flare with China over Taiwan, the State Department said Monday.

World - Region
3/24/2023 5:27:30 PM
Fourteen pro-Iran fighters were killed in US air strikes on Syria carried out in retaliation for a drone attack that killed an American and wounded six others, a war monitor said Friday.

World - War in Ukraine
3/15/2023 9:50:34 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he spoke to his Russian counterpart on Wednesday about the destruction of a U.S. drone over the Black Sea, which had brought the two countries closest to direct conflict since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine a year ago.

World - Region
3/9/2023 10:55:17 PM
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin, on a visit to Israel, expressed concerns on Thursday about the settler violence against Palestinians and warned against acts that could trigger more insecurity.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/8/2023 6:26:00 PM
US Secretary of Defense LIoyd J Austin is visiting the Middle East this week to reinforce relations with partners in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/8/2023 3:24:42 PM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tweeted on Wednesday that America’s defence partnership with Egypt is an “essential pillar” of Washington’s commitment to the Middle East.

World - Region
3/7/2023 11:15:22 AM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on an unannounced visit barely two weeks before the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

World - Africa
12/13/2022 9:57:39 PM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned African leaders at a summit on Tuesday that China and Russia risked "destabilizing" the continent with their rising involvement.

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