Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Jun 13, 2014

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Southeast Asia has overtaken the Horn of Africa as the world’s hot spot for pirate attacks after concerted international efforts to police the waters off Somalia, the U.N. said Thursday. Last year 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean but none taken ...

Jun 10, 2014

Manila charges six with murder of Japanese man

Philippine police have charged a Japanese national, his Filipino wife and four Filipino men for the murder of a Japanese travel executive in Manila in early May, a police official said Tuesday. The suspects remain at large. Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, was shot dead at ...

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

Jun 9, 2014

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbor, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. The accusation came after ...

China building up more land at Spratly reefs, Manila says

Jun 6, 2014

China building up more land at Spratly reefs, Manila says

China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbors, Philippine officials said Thursday. The Philippines protested ...

Jun 4, 2014

Court to China: Support sea claims

A tribunal in The Hague has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months, despite Beijing’s refusal to respond to a Philippines legal challenge to its vast claims in the region. China has refused ...

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

May 18, 2014

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert protests against China on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea. China has evacuated more than 3,000 ...