U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel kicks off a Southeast Asian tour on Sunday meant to stress Washington's so-called pivot back toward Asia Pacific but with attention diverted by trouble in the Middle East.
Three Chinese ships are sailing east to join rare naval drills with the United States as Beijing ramps up its military diplomacy amid regional territorial disputes and other tensions.
The Pakistani military said on Wednesday one of its officers had been killed in “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops across the border in the disputed Kashmir region but an Indian official said his side had only responded to initial Pakistani fire.
A boat carrying scores of asylum-seekers to Australia foundered Tuesday, as regional ministers discussed the increasingly pressing issue in Indonesia ahead of Australian elections next month.
Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country's defense minister said Monday during a U.S. visit.1 Comment
Boats carrying about 20 members of a Japanese nationalist group headed back to port on Sunday after sailing near tiny islands in the East China Sea that are at the center of a dispute between Japan and China.
Three Chinese coast guard ships on Sunday remained near disputed waters around a set of islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by both countries after entering the contested zone a day earlier, Japan's coast guard said.
The Philippines said Wednesday that U.S. spy planes were providing crucial intelligence on Chinese military activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
Gas has started flowing to energy-hungry China through a pipeline from Myanmar, Beijing's official media reported, in a major project that highlights their economic links even as political ties come under pressure.
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani personally stopped the development of a clandestine nuclear weapon in 2003, a former ambassador to the country said Saturday.