US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman take part in a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh in May 2017. Photo: AFP

Defying Congress, Donald Trump okays US$8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

  • Citing national emergency over tensions with Iran, administration will go ahead with 22 arms deals
  • Sales come after Trump vetoed move by Congress to stop US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen
Topic |   Middle East

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US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman take part in a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh in May 2017. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House on May 14. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East as Iran tensions rise

  • Purpose of deployment is to enhance protection of forces already in region
  • Trump administration has claimed it has evidence Iran is threatening possible attacks on American interests or allies in Middle East
Topic |   Iran

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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House on May 14. Photo: Bloomberg
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