Officials on both sides describe a series of behind-the-scenes frosty exchanges and grudges between the two leaders going back years, long before the latest row.
- by Michel Rose and Orhan Coskun
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is preparing to fly to Japan within weeks to strike a new deal on defence technology against the backdrop of tensions with China and the aftermath of the US election.
- by David Crowe
Khartoum has become the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past two months in a deal brokered by the US.
- by Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland
Israel hopes to unlock $US500 million in trade deals with the UAE and Bahrain after the three countries signed the Abraham Accords in Washington.
- by James Rothwell
US officials made multiple "high-level" approaches in July and August to Indonesia's defence and foreign ministers.
- by Tom Allard
China and Taiwan have traded accusations over a violent altercation that broke out between their diplomats at a reception in Suva.
- by HUIZHONG WU
France's top envoy to Australia will become its first ambassador for the Indo-Pacific amid rising concerns about the China's growing influence in the region.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
A Perth couple who faced the death penalty after Iranian authorities charged them with espionage have spoken out about their three-month ordeal in a Tehran prison.
- by Nathan Hondros
Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper said Taiwan scrambled jets 17 times in four hours on Friday morning, warning the Chinese air force to stay away.
- by Yew Lun Tian and Ben Blanchard
Despite the pomp of a grand White House signing ceremony and sweeping promises, the documents leave many crucial questions unanswered.
- by Nick Wadhams