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China unveils massive island-building vessel

China unveils massive island-building vessel

China has unveiled a massive ship described as a ‘magic island maker’ that is Asia's largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday.

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

This is the second time this year that an Indian ship is visiting Qatar, the Indian embassy said. In January, the ICGS Samudra Prahari had visited Doha in conjunction with India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations.

Philippines' Duterte hesitant on US visit, warm on China

Philippines' Duterte hesitant on US visit, warm on China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he may turn down an invitation by Donald Trump to visit the United States, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to his home town.

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said.

China likely to build more islands: Philippines

China likely to build more islands: Philippines

Manila expects China to try to build on a reef off the Philippines' coast, the country's defence secretary said Tuesday, a move he said would be ‘unacceptable’ in the flashpoint waterway.

Avoid China-claimed shoal, Philippines tells fishermen

Avoid China-claimed shoal, Philippines tells fishermen

The Philippines told its fishermen Wednesday to steer clear of a fishing ground in the disputed South China Sea to avoid harassment from Chinese authorities.

Chinese, Japanese warplanes in close encounter

Chinese, Japanese warplanes in close encounter

Beijing and Tokyo were at loggerheads Tuesday over accusations Japanese warplanes locked their fire control radar onto Chinese aircraft, as state-run Chinese media said ...

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

China accused Indonesia Sunday of firing on its fishermen and injuring one of them, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea.

Indonesian navy impounds Chinese trawler for illegal fishing

Indonesian navy impounds Chinese trawler for illegal fishing

Indonesian warships have detained a Chinese trawler allegedly operating illegally in Indonesian waters, just weeks after a confrontation between vessels from the two countries ...

China confirms ‘weapons’ on disputed island

China confirms ‘weapons’ on disputed island

China confirmed that it has weapons on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said Thursday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Beijing for ‘militarisation’ of the strategically vital region.

US warship sails by island claimed by China: Pentagon

US warship sails by island claimed by China: Pentagon

A US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea Saturday to assert freedom of navigation, drawing a protest from Beijing, officials said.