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China condemns US warship near South China Sea island as 'serious provocation'

China condemns US warship near South China Sea island as 'serious provocation'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement late last night that China had dispatched military vessels and fighter planes in response to warn off the US vessel.

US warship challenges Beijing's claim yet again, sails close to South China Sea island

US warship challenges Beijing's claim yet again, sails close to South China Sea island

The USS Stethem destroyer passed less than 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) from tiny Triton Island in the Paracel Islands archipelago, which is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, the official told AFP.

China says US warship entered its waters `without permission`

"USS Dewey destroyer sailed less than 12 nautical miles from a reef", claimed by Beijing.

US strikes Yemen in 'self defence', destroys radar sites

In "self defence", three US warships on Thursday fired cruise missiles at a radar installations in Yemen that the Pentagon claimed was used by Yemeni insurgents to target another American warship earlier in.

US warship sail through disputed South China Sea; irks Beijing

US warship sail through disputed South China Sea; irks Beijing

USS William P Lawrence , a guided missile destroyer, illegally entered China's waters near the islands today without the permission of the Chinese government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.

China says US island sail-by `dangerous and irresponsible`

Tensions have mounted in the Sea over Beijing`s construction of artificial islands.

China urges US not to undermine mutual trust as warship enters its territorial waters

China urges US not to undermine mutual trust as warship enters its territorial waters

China urged the US to respect and abide by its laws, and not to undermine the mutual trust and regional peace and stability.

Iran denies it fired rockets near US warships in Gulf

Iran denies it fired rockets near US warships in Gulf

Iran denied on Thursday that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the US aircraft-carrier Harry S Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, rejecting a US report as "psychological warfare".

China summons US envoy over warship sailing in South China Sea reef

China summons US envoy over warship sailing in South China Sea reef

Beijing summoned the American ambassador to protest the US Navy's sailing of a warship into the disputed waters.

US stands ground, says will continue naval operations in South China Sea

US stands ground, says will continue naval operations in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said they will continue with their naval operations in the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese Navy protests after US naval destroyer enters South China Sea despite warnings

Chinese Navy protests after US naval destroyer enters South China Sea despite warnings

Chinese Navy on Tuesday had its first major face off with a US warship after it ignored Beijing's warning and sailed close to artificial islands China is building in the disputed South China Sea, prompting China to denounce the incident as a "threat" to its sovereignty.