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No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve after closed-door parleys on Sunday.

MH370 search facing suspension as hopes `fade`

Hope of finding flight MH370`s final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.

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.

'Don't abandon search', MH370 families plead

Families of those lost on flight MH370 pleaded on Thursday for authorities to continue hunting for the Malaysia Airlines jet on the eve of a meeting that could decide how much longer the frustrating deep-sea search continues.

MH370 search team raises prospect plane could lie elsewhere

MH370 search team raises prospect plane could lie elsewhere

  Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.

US says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea

US military forces will continue to operate in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, the US Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson said on Wednesday during a visit to a Chinese naval base.

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island

Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen headed to an island in the disputed South China Sea Wednesday to protest at an international tribunal ruling which undermined Taipei`s claims there.

Transport ministers to discuss future of MH370 search

Transport ministers to discuss future of MH370 search

Transport ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia will meet Friday to discuss the future of the frustrating deep-sea search for missing flight MH370, officials said Wednesday.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister calls on Modi

 Visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Philippines rejects China''s offer of conditional talks

 Philippines on Tuesday rejected an offer of bilateral talks on the South China Sea conflict with China after the latter demanded they be conducted without taking into account the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague.

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam`s capital as they gathered to protest against China.

South China Sea ruling will intensify conflict, Beijing envoy tells US

South China Sea ruling will intensify conflict, Beijing envoy tells US

An international tribunal`s ruling denying China`s claims in the South China Sea will intensify conflict and even confrontation, Beijing's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

Taiwan sends warship to South China Sea after ruling

Taiwan sends warship to South China Sea after ruling

A Taiwanese warship set sail for the South China Sea "to defend Taiwan`s maritime territory".

South China Sea: Facts on a decades-long dispute

South China Sea: Facts on a decades-long dispute

An international court on Tuesday delivered a damning verdict against China in a Philippine challenge over Beijing-occupied territory in the South China Sea.

Court rules China has "no historic rights" in South China Sea; Philippines welcomes, Beijing remains defiant

Court rules China has "no historic rights" in South China Sea; Philippines welcomes, Beijing remains defiant

The Philippines had challenged Beijing`s right to exploit resources across the South China Sea.

China dismisses US appeal to accept tribunal verdict on South China Sea

China dismisses US appeal to accept tribunal verdict on South China Sea

Dismissing the US appeal to accept the verdict of the international tribunal on the disputed South China Sea as "delusional", China on Saturday said it can not be forced to accept the July 12 ruling.

Malysian police to hunt down IS militants threatening attacks

Malysian police to hunt down IS militants threatening attacks

Malaysian police to hunt down IS militants who issue threats on social media to frighten people.

China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily

China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily

China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on South China Sea-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday.

Will not accept UN tribunal verdict on South China Sea: China

Will not accept UN tribunal verdict on South China Sea: China

China will not accept any third party settlement with regard to territorial and maritime disputes and reject any ruling by an international tribunal in a case filed by the Philippines over the contentious South China Sea issue, a senior diplomat has said.

Eight injured in hand grenade attack in Malaysia restaurant

Eight injured in hand grenade attack in Malaysia restaurant

Police rules out terrorism motive, says attack due to local gang rivalry