China criticises outgoing U.S. defense secretary, but offers praise too

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 - 12:16 GMT

China's Defence Ministry criticised outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday for his "false accusations" against China.

Exit of trusted Mattis sparks concern among U.S. allies

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 03:00 GMT

Key allies of Washington expressed concern about the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis and the policies of President Donald Trump that prompted it.

Mattis approves U.S. troops for border with Mexico

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 11:50 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin: official

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 12:10 GMT

Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin, an official said Tuesday.

Top Trump aides rush to disavow NYTimes 'resistance' article

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Top aides to Donald Trump scrambled on Thursday to deny authorship of an anonymous New York Times opinion column.

Mattis becomes first US defense chief to visit China under Trump

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 01:50 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014.

Trump signs spending bill, averting government shutdown

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 - 12:00 GMT

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $1.3 trillion compromise federal spending bill despite being "unhappy" with many of its provisions.

Mattis to meet Sisi over counterterrorism cooperation

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 - 12:18 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary said that counterterrorism cooperation with Egypt is growing, and the U.S. remains committed to strong ties with Cairo.

Sobhy, Mattis discuss U.S.-Egyptian military co-op

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 06:16 GMT

A phone call between Defense Minister Gen. Sedki Sobhy and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries.

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 - 02:47 GMT

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart signed a letter of agreement Wednesday for a $12-billion sale of US-manufactured F-15 fighters.

Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on N. Korea

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 - 08:25 GMT

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States could work with China on reining in North Korea

Sisi emphasizes Egypt-U.S. strategic relations

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 - 02:38 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El Sisi emphasized the strong Egyptian-American strategic relations in the face of difficult challenges