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With an eye on China, India to host ASEAN nations for Republic Day celebrations

With an eye on China, India to host ASEAN nations for Republic Day celebrations

Some ASEAN nations are not in good terms with the 'Dragon' over territorial claims in South China Sea.

Beijing cautions US after two if its bombers fly over disputed South China Sea

Beijing cautions US after two if its bombers fly over disputed South China Sea

China has reacted after two United States long-range supersonic bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea, saying it opposes the use of military force by other countries as an excuse to harm Beijing's sovereignity.

India-Vietnam discuss China's aggressive posturing in Asia

After the meeting with Swaraj, the MEA issued a statement saying both sides reiterated their support for peace, stability, security, safety, freedom of navigation and over flight. 

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and is a time for fasting, family and discipline, when believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset.

 

Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

China has built up infrastructure on the four smaller outposts, including land-based guns and communications facilities.

China says it is vigilant as two U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea

The U.S. military conducts such "freedom of navigation" patrols to show China it is not entitled to territorial waters there, U.S. officials said at the time.

Rodrigo Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy disputed islands

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea, a media report said.

Saudi king to work with Indonesia to combat Islamic State: Ambassador

Saudi Arabia is aiming to open more Islamic schools in Indonesia, which will teach religion using the Arabic language, and step up the number of scholarships for students.

China to build first underwater platform in South China Sea

China has maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China sought to improve political and military ties with Vietnam, shelving the maritime dispute over the South China Sea, during Vietnamese Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong's ongoing visit amid Hanoi's push for closer relations with India, state-run media here has said.

China to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the energy-rich South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually.

China developing world's smallest nuclear reactor for South China Sea islands

China developing world's smallest nuclear reactor for South China Sea islands

China would probably be the first nation to use such military technology on land.

China berates visiting New Zealand defence minister over South China Sea stance

This isn`t the first time China has clashed with New Zealand over the territorial dispute.
 

Philippines seeks formal talks with China amid South China Sea tensions: Ramos

Philippines seeks formal talks with China amid South China Sea tensions: Ramos

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which more than USD 5 trillion of trade moves annually.

China preparing for war? Builds military hangers in disputed South China Sea islands

China preparing for war? Builds military hangers in disputed South China Sea islands

China claims most of the South China Sea despite the claims made by The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei over their share of the waters.

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

The US on Monday called for candour and openness ahead of NSA-level talks with China here, the first such high-level political dialogue since an international tribunal rejected Beijing's expansive claims over the strategic South China Sea.

Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations avoided rebuking Beijing or mentioning a recent UN-backed tribunal ruling against its claims in the South China Sea in a statement issued that will be seen as a victory for the regional giant.

Vietnam warns South China Sea is a `test` of ASEAN

Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing`s militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge.

Divide and rule by Beijing throw ASEAN into disarray

Divide and rule by Beijing throw ASEAN into disarray

Southeast Asian nations are in unparalleled disarray over Beijing`s sabre-rattling in the South China Sea, analysts and insiders say, with the fractures set to deepen as staunch China ally Laos hosts top regional diplomats this weekend.