James Mattis

U.S. and Turkey begin training for joint patrols in Syria's Manbij

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 04:30 GMT

The United States and Turkey have started training together to carry out joint patrols soon in northern Syria's Manbij area.

Mattis dismisses reports he may be leaving Pentagon

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 01:00 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting he may be leaving President Donald Trump's administration.

Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Kabul on Friday to meet the new commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, discuss progress on talks with the Taliban

Trump says U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to keep his job

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 12:00 GMT

U.S President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Defense Secretary James Mattis will remain in his job.

Mattis says too early to tell if Olympic thaw between Koreas will lead to results

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Jim Mattis said on Sunday it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results.

Turkey advised U.S. before Syria strikes; contacts ongoing -Mattis

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Turkey advised the United States ahead of its air strikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia.

Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 - 07:18 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages.

UAE, US discuss boosting bilateral ties

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 07:05 GMT

Mohamed bin Zayed discussed in a telephone call with James Mattis the friendly relations and co-operation between the two countries.

Russian defense minister to begin 1st official visit to Israel

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 - 11:52 GMT

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will start a visit to Israel Monday.

Mattis tells Army to "be ready" on North Korea military options

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 08:50 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis says the US Army "must stand ready" in the face of continued provocations by the North Korean regime.

Rockets explode at Kabul airport after Mattis arrives in Afghanistan; no casualties- police

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 08:40 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital on an unannounced visit on Wednesday hours.

Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 09:58 GMT

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India.

Mattis warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 - 04:20 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a stark warning to North Korea on Sunday.

US secretary of defense visits Kurdistan's Erbil

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:50 GMT

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis paid on Tuesday a visit to Erbil city of Kurdistan Region in Iraq.

U.S. defense secretary arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 07:49 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Iraq on Tuesday, just days after the start of an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar

Abu Dhabi CP receives phone call from US Secretary of Defense

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 11:20 GMT

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received a telephone call from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Mattis: US reached decision on Afghan strategy after 'rigorous' debate

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 01:48 GMT

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed Sunday that the Trump administration had decided on a new strategy for Afghanistan after "rigorous" debate.

US Defense Secretary visits Ukraine in August

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 - 02:10 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis will visit Ukraine later this month, US Defense Department spokesman Eric Bahon announced on Friday.

US defense secretary believes IS leader Baghdadi still alive

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 - 01:30 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis and other US officials believe that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is still alive.

Trump's aide hails liberating Iraq's Mosul

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 04:32 GMT

The deputy assistant to Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, hailed the liberation of Iraq's Mosul as a milestone in the fight to crush Daesh terrorist group.