Experts and observers warn US President Donald Trump's desire to keep Syrian oil could promote the view that the US involvement in the Middle East is to extort revenue.
Carrie Lam, said she deeply regretted interference by foreign parliaments in the Asian financial hub's matters after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing.
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US President Donald Trump says he will nominate Republican Representative John Ratcliffe as the new US spy chief, as Dan Coats, the current director of national intelligence gets ready to step down on Aug 15.
The two archrivals have recently been firing off salvos against each other, increasing tension not only in the Gulf but also around the world.
The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran, announcing the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, as Tehran set a 10-day countdown for world powers to fulfil their commitments for a nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.
Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over.
The US has deployed military equipment and pulled non-essential staff from its embassy in Iraq amid tensions with Iran.
Speaking at a news conference with his Polish and Romanian counterparts, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey is taking the utmost care to ensure that the S-400 system is under full Turkish control.
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US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, cautioned that the exact timing would depend on the situation in Syria.
The latest additions will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the US border to 4,350.
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