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Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday.

17 Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted on Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters, sources said Friday."Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped...

Vietnam demands 'immediate withdrawal' of China ship in disputed sea

Hanoi - Vietnam on Thursday called for the "immediate withdrawal" of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the standoff over the disputed waters intensified.

'Just a collision': Philippines' Duterte downplays sinking

Manila - The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea was "just a collision", the Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday as he moved to soothe anger over the crash.

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Manila - Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a "hit and run".

Philippines blasts 'cowardly Chinese boat' over sinking

Manila - The Philippines on Wednesday condemned the "cowardly action" of a suspected Chinese fishing vessel accused of abandoning a Filipino fishing crew after a collision in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte warns over South China Sea 'flashpoint'

Apo - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced rare frustration with China Friday, urging progress on a code of conduct for the contested South China Sea, which he warned was becoming a "flashpoint".

Couple's sea home vision sunk by Thai navy charges

Bangkok - An American bitcoin investor could face the death penalty after Thailand's navy accused him of violating the country's sovereignty by building a "seastead" home off the coast, which he insisted was simply in pursuit of a vision of "freedom".

US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

Manila - A US warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took centre stage at key war games in the Philippines Thursday, brandishing military might as fresh tensions bubble in the contentious South China Sea.

Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed island

Manila - The Philippines on Thursday branded as "illegal" the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea -- a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has largely set aside the once tense standoff.

Pakistan navy says it stopped Indian sub from entering its waters

Karachi - Pakistan has stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, the navy said Tuesday, as tensions continue to run high between the nuclear-armed foes.

US vows Philippines defence if attacked in China-claimed sea

Manila - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against "armed attack" in the disputed South China Sea, in Washington's starkest warning yet against Chinese claims to most of the strategic waterway.

US admiral warns of Russia's submarine capabilities

Washington - Russia is bolstering its underwater battle capabilities in a direct challenge to US forces in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, a top US admiral warned Friday.

Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: US

Washington - A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer -- forcing it to change course -- in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday.

Timor bugging whistleblower faces Australia criminal charges

Sydney - Criminal charges have been filed against a spy-turned-whistleblower who exposed a secret Australian bugging operation in East Timor, parliament heard Thursday, in what one MP called an "insane development".

Philippines demands China stop taking fishermen's catch

Manila - The Philippines on Monday demanded that China stop confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, calling the practice "unacceptable".

Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests

Bejing - China's brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say.

US Navy sees 'period of uncertainty' in Gulf

Esbon - Iranian behavior in the Gulf is entering a "period of uncertainty," the head of the US Navy said Monday following President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal.

US Navy sees better Iranian behaviour in Gulf

Manama - The Iranian military's behaviour in the Gulf has changed "across the board" in recent months, the US Navy said on Thursday, after years of tensions in the busy waterway.

US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines says in talks with China state firm on joint sea exploration

Manila - The Philippines said Thursday it is in talks with a Chinese state firm for joint South China Sea energy resource exploration and extraction, in a proposed deal described by President Rodrigo Duterte as akin to "co-ownership" of contested areas.

Philippines, China eye joint exploration in disputed waters

Manila - China and the Philippines are discussing joint mineral exploration in the South China Sea despite an ongoing territorial conflict over the strategic waterway, Manila's foreign secretary said Friday.

Kiribati accused of 'cover-up' over ferry disaster

Wellington - The Kiribati government faced criticism Friday for obstructing foreign journalists attempting to cover a major ferry disaster that has left the tiny Pacific nation in mourning.

Aerial search for Pacific ferry survivors suspended

Wellington - An aerial search for survivors from a ferry that sank in the remote Pacific two weeks ago was suspended Friday with more than 80 people still missing, many of them children, officials said.

'Youngest and brightest' lost in Pacific ferry disaster

Wellington - Many children and teenagers are among those missing after a ferry sank in the remote Pacific, official figures have revealed, with victims described as their region's "youngest and brightest".

At least 80 on sunken Pacific ferry: officials

Wellington - More than 80 people were aboard a ferry that sank in the remote Pacific, officials confirmed Wednesday, as a senior Kiribati lawmaker called for an independent inquiry into the vessel's disappearance.

US aircraft carrier to make historic visit to Vietnam

Hanoi - A US aircraft carrier will port in Vietnam in March, military officials said Thursday, a first for the allies and former foes as they seek to counter Beijing's growing might in the disputed South China Sea.

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

Bejing - Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea.

China island expansion moves ahead in South China Sea

Bejing - China's large-scale land reclamation around disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea is "moving ahead steadily", state media has reported, and is on track to use giant "island-builders" to transform even more of the region.

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea

Hanoi - Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.
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