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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:45

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean military as saying.

US proposes construction freeze in South China Sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:00

The US is calling for Asian nations to freeze new construction and establishment of outposts in the disputed South China Sea to lower the risk of a conflict.

Japan PM handed letter from Sea Shepherd founder

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:56

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in April ruled that Japan`s whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean was a commercial venture and had no research value, which Tokyo said justified the hunt.

Army kills Gaza militants entering Israel by sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:34

Israeli forces killed four Palestinian militants on Tuesday who landed on a beach in southern Israel a short distance from the Gaza Strip and attacked a military base, the army said.

UN tribunal rules for Bangladesh in sea border dispute with India

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:25

A UN tribunal has awarded Bangladesh nearly four-fifths of an area sprawling over 25,000 sq km (9,700 sq miles) in the Bay of Bengal, ending a dispute over a sea border with India that has ruffled ties between the neighbours for more than three decades.

Beijing`s South China Sea claim `problematic`: US official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:46

China`s claim to the strategic South China Sea - also claimed in part by the Philippines and Vietnam, among others - is based on a line drawn on 20th century maps.

Chile rejects court`s role in sea access row with Bolivia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:15

President Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will seek to have the International Criminal Court of Justice declared an inappropriate venue for settling landlocked Bolivia`s demand for access to the Pacific through Chile.

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 05:34

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were "inextricably linked" and his door was always open for dialogue.

Australia, dismissing "shrill" claims, says 41 asylum seekers handed back to Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:58

Australia said on Monday 41 asylum seekers had been handed back to Sri Lankan authorities at sea, a move that has galvanised opposition to its hardline policy against illegal arrivals and revived fears of rights abuses in Sri Lanka.

Six from Mumbai drown in sea at Raigad

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:22

Six persons, all traders from Mumbai, drowned in the sea at Ekadara beach in Murud area of Maharashtra`s Raigad district this morning, police said.

Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 12:51

The Russian Black Sea Fleet has started its military drills, a media report said Saturday.

Amid China spat, Vietnam to build 32 patrol ships

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:32

Vietnam plans to build 32 new coastal patrol vessels, boosting its maritime muscle and surveillance capacities amid an increasingly tense territorial dispute in the South China Sea with its far larger neighbour China.