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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 3, 2016
Non-Muslims in conflict-torn Rakhine State to get arms, training
Myanmar police will begin arming and training non-Muslim residents in the troubled north of Rakhine State, where officials say militants from the Rohingya Muslim group pose a growing security threat, police and civilian officials said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 2, 2016
Asian MPs urge probe of reported Myanmar abuses as envoys visit troubled Rakhine
A group of parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on Myanmar to probe reports of human rights abuses in troubled Rakhine state on Wednesday, as top diplomats based in the country set off to visit the area.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 29, 2016
In blow to U.S., Malaysia announces it will buy navy patrol vessels from China
Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defense.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 29, 2016
Philippines says Chinese vessels have left disputed South China Sea shoal
Chinese ships are no longer at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea and Philippine boats can resume fishing, the Philippine defense minister said Friday, calling the Chinese departure a "welcome development."
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 26, 2016
Firm that helped build South China Sea islands wins Philippine contract
A Chinese state-owned firm that helped build man-made islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea has clinched a big-ticket infrastructure deal with the Philippines, a rival claimant to the strategic waters, amid Manila's newfound detente with Beijing, a report has said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 26, 2016
San Diego to South China Sea: U.S. Navy tested new command in latest challenge to China
The U.S. Navy destroyer that sailed near Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea last week was under orders from the Third Fleet headquarters in San Diego, a first aimed at bolstering U.S. maritime power in the region, two sources said.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 23, 2016
Chinese warships make first visit to Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay as South China Sea tensions simmer
Three Chinese naval warships arrived in the Vietnamese port of Cam Ranh Bay on Saturday, just weeks after the first visit to the strategic site by U.S. vessels since the former wartime foes normalized relations 21 years ago,
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 22, 2016
U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in disputed South China Sea
A U.S. Navy warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which accused it of intentionally stirring tensions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 19, 2016
Damascus, allies see risks in campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State
The Syrian Army and its allies see a risk that Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul in a U.S.-backed operation, posing new risks for President Bashar Assad.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 19, 2016
U.S. says Islamic State likely to use chemical weapons in Mosul fight
The United States expects the Islamic State group to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group's technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 18, 2016
Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive stokes fears of militant influx
Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case Malaysian militant fighters try to return home after Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 16, 2016
Philippine leader says will raise South China Sea arbitration case with Beijing, won't bargain
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he would raise a controversial arbitral ruling on the South China Sea with China's leaders, and vowed not to surrender any sovereignty or deviate from the July award by the tribunal in The Hague.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 15, 2016
Philippines-China solution on Scarborough Shoal possible, envoy says
A budding Philippines-China friendship could boost chances of removing one of their biggest bones of contention in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador said Friday, as the two sides pursue broad business ties while still at odds over sovereignty.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 11, 2016
China berates visiting New Zealand defense minister over South China Sea stance
China rebuked New Zealand's defense minister at the opening of a high-profile security forum in Beijing on Tuesday, criticizing his stance on tensions in the disputed South China Sea, saying countries "not involved" should not interfere.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2016
Duterte's enforcer: Philippine police chief says has no regrets about drug killings
When Philippines police chief Ronald Dela Rosa gave a rousing speech to his men at a regional headquarters in Luzon, they rewarded him with a gift: a replica of the sword used by actor Mel Gibson in the movie Braveheart.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 4, 2016
Indonesia Air Force holds its largest military exercise in South China Sea
Indonesia's air force is holding its largest military exercise this week, near some of its islands in the South China Sea, in a show of sovereignty over the gas-rich area on the fringe of territory claimed by China, officials said Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2016
China to prosecute former chief in Xinjiang city of Hotan for corruption, abuse of power
China will prosecute a former Communist Party boss in the western city of Hotan, in the troubled Xinjiang region, an anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday, as President Xi Jinping pushes on with a years-long crackdown on corruption.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 27, 2016
Trip to China by Philippine special South China Sea envoy Ramos canceled
A trip to China by former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos, a special envoy chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to initiate dialogue and repair ties with Beijing, has been canceled, an aide to Ramos said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 16, 2016
44 people aged under 18 died of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014: survey
A total of 44 children and young people aged under 18 died as a result of abuse in Japan in fiscal 2014, up eight from the previous year, with more than half killed by their mothers, a government panel survey showed Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 14, 2016
Japanese academic testifies at Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia
A Japanese academic testified at the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia on Tuesday, giving an insight into forced marriage under the regime in the 1970s.

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