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China might escort ships in Gulf under U.S. proposal, envoy says

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 22:54
China might escort Chinese commercial vessels in Gulf waters under a U.S. proposal for a maritime coalition to secure oil shipping lanes following attacks on ...

NATO should address China’s rise, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg says

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 21:42
NATO needs to understand the implications of China’s rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the ...

Chinese survey ship leaves Vietnam’s EEZ after standoff in South China Sea

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 21:02
A Chinese survey ship that has been embroiled in a tense standoff with Vietnamese vessels has headed away from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, a Washington-based ...

Magnitude 6.0 quake causes minor damage in Taiwan

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 20:02
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan.Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring bureau said the quake struck 5:28 a.m. Thursday in the Pacific Ocean ...

With eye on Russia and China, U.S. defense chief visits strategic Mongolia

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:40
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is set to meet senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation to deepen ...

Serviceman dead in failed raid to seize ex-Kyrgyz president after his immunity is dropped

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:38
Kyrgyz forces were reported pulling out of a village after an unsuccessful raid to try to arrest the country’s ex-president at his residence in an ...

Pakistan boots Indian ambassador as Kashmir dispute escalates

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:01
Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India’s ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested ...

China rare earths group supports counter-measures against U.S. ‘bullying’

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 07:08
China’s rare earths association said it would support Chinese counter-measures in the escalating trade row with the United States, which it accused on Wednesday of ...

Trump says talks with South Korea under way aimed at getting it to pay more defense costs

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 06:53
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday discussions have begun with South Korea, aimed at getting the country to pay more for the cost of ...

Trump aide John Bolton links future Asia missile deployment to protecting allies including Japan

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 01:14
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday linked the deployment of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) in Asia to protecting America’s allies in the region ...

Removal of Kashmir’s special status may face legal challenges, Indian lawyers say

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
India’s move to strip Kashmir of special rights is likely to face legal challenges, constitutional experts and Supreme Court lawyers said, with some questioning the ...

China boycotts Taiwan’s movie awards

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:02
China’s film regulator on Wednesday said it was suspending mainland Chinese movies and their personnel from participating in Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards this year, ...

North Korea’s Kim: Missile test ‘adequate warning’ over U.S. drills with South

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:35
North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed short-range ballistic missiles he said were intended to send an ...

Taliban threaten Afghan presidential elections, warn voters to steer clear of rallies

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:12
The Taliban warned Afghans on Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to “stand against” the planned September vote.The threat came ...

Threatened with death, Thai dissident musicians fete getting French haven

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:11
Members of a Thai folk music group who feared for their lives because of their fiercely antiestablishment songs are celebrating this week after being admitted ...

Fear mounts in Pakistani Kashmir as tensions soar with India

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:23
Roads were empty, shops shuttered, and hotels vacant in Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, as tension mounted along the de-facto border with India following Delhi’s decision ...

Kashmir on edge and locked down as India looks to split state

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 06:18
India’s lower house of Parliament was set to ratify a bill Tuesday downgrading the governance of the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir, as an indefinite ...

U.S. carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 05:40
A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed through the disputed South China Sea in the latest show of America’s military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving ...

China vows ‘countermeasures’ if U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles to Asia

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 01:54
China said Tuesday it “will not stand idly by” and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region, which it ...

Beijing warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘immense strength’ of government

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 01:40
China warned Hong Kong protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it,” adding the immense strength of the central government should ...

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