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Life terms for 9 Filipinos over 2013 Malaysia incursion

A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defence lawyer said.

Philippine Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 5 sailors, Malaysia says

Malaysia's police chief said that five tugboat crew missing since last week were abducted by the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf.

Nine Filipino militants may face death in Malaysia: lawyer

A Malaysian court has convicted three locals and 14 Filipinos of terror-related offences, some punishable by death, following an armed incursion that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a lawyer said Monday.

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.

Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

The boat carrying 62 people -- all Indonesians and thought to be illegal immigrants -- capsized due to strong waves late on Saturday night.

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".