Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday April 26, 2015
Six military aircraft are operational in Kathmandu but India hopes to push the figure to 13 by tonight, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after a review of relief operations following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Over 2,400 people died afte...
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 22, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to expand Japan's non-combat role in armed conflicts beyond "areas around Japan" could see Tokyo becoming dragged into action in the South China Sea in support of US forces, government and ruling party sources say.
World News | Jane Perlez, The New York Times | Friday April 17, 2015
China is building a concrete runway on an island in the South China Sea's contested waters that will be capable of handling military aircraft when finished, satellite images released Thursday show.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greet...
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 16, 2015
China's military ordered its forces today to be on guard against "liberalism" and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, the latest battle in President Xi Jinping's war against corruption in the services.
World News | Reuters | Monday April 13, 2015
Indonesia wants to hold regular military exercises with the United States near the sparsely populated Natuna archipelago, an area of the South China Sea near China's claims, a navy spokesman said today.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 10, 2015
China and Sri Lanka have held a joint drill at a comprehensive military training base in southern China to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 10, 2015
US President Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its "sheer size and muscle" to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, just hours after Beijing gave a detailed defence of its creation of artificial islands in the con...
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 9, 2015
China on Thursday sketched out plans for the islands it is creating in the disputed South China Sea, saying they would be used for military defence as well as to provide civilian services that would benefit other countries.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday April 9, 2015
Weeks before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit's China, the two countries will discuss whether officers from either side could train at military training academies in each other's country.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 8, 2015
About 11,500 US and Philippine troops will take part in annual military exercises this month near disputed waters in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said today, while denying the drills were a show of force to China.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 3, 2015
Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district today and warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city, a last symbolic foothold of the country's absent president.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 2, 2015
Pakistan is close to signing a $4 to $5 billion deal to buy eight submarines from China, the Financial Times said on Thursday, in what it added would likely be China's largest overseas arms sale.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 31, 2015
China ordered its military on Tuesday to build barracks as simply and economically as possible and avoid using ostentatious or imported building materials, as part of a broader crackdown on graft and excess.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 28, 2015
The Philippines dismissed concerns by China over its plan to repair military facilities in South China Sea, a foreign ministry spokesman said today, insisting Manila has sovereign rights over territories in the disputed areas.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 25, 2015
Japan's Prime Minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said today, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history.
Reuters | Friday March 20, 2015
"The relevant criticism that China's military participated in Internet hacking is to play the same old tune, and is totally baseless."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 19, 2015
Japan and China held security talks today after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions, in a meeting expected to touch on the flashpoint issue of maritime crisis management, officials and reports said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, sparing the government what could have been an embarrassing trial.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Myanmar expressed "deep sorrow" today for the deaths of five people across the border in China's Yunnan province that it has been blamed for, and said it was jointly investigating the incident with Beijing.
World News | Reuters | Sunday March 15, 2015
China's military will take "decisive" measures if there is a repeat attack by Myanmar forces on Chinese territory, a senior military officer said after a bomb from a Myanmar aircraft fell in Chinese territory and killed four Chinese people.
World News | Reuters | Friday March 13, 2015
China will hold an "open trial" for fallen domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, the head of China's top court said, state media reported today, in an attempt to show transparency though the super-sensitive trial will likely be far from open.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 10, 2015
A Chinese man who sold 500 pictures of the country's first aircraft carrier has been detained in a spying investigation, local media reported, the latest web user allegedly exploited by foreign intelligence agencies.
World News | Reuters | Sunday March 8, 2015
China will welcome all national leaders to a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the foreign minister today, the strongest sign yet that it could invite wartime enemy Japan.