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China must build regional security pattern: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has the important task of building a "regional security pattern" in Asia as it lacks a safety mechanism, said a state-run Chinese daily Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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Be prepared for combat: Chinese general


September 14th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior Chinese general has urged the army not to be slack and be prepared for any possible military combat. The remark comes amid rising tensions ... Read more...

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Chinese ships patrol disputed islands


September 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Two Chinese surveillance ships arrived Friday in the waters around the Diaoyu Islands and began patrolling and law enforcement duties, Xinhua reported. This is the first ... Read more...

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Chinese daily warns of China, Japan `full confrontation’


September 13th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) The conflict between China and Japan over the disputed Diaoyu islands "may grow into a full confrontation", said a state-run Chinese daily, adding that "Chinese patience ... Read more...

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China warns Japan over purchase of disputed islands


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has again strongly criticized the purchase of three disputed islands in the East China Sea by Japan and threatened Tokyo with "serious consequences" caused ... Read more...

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Oil jumps on Iran tension


July 4th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose Tuesday as rising Iran tension caused supply fears, Xinhua reported.Iran has again threatened to block a critical shipping route in response ... Read more...

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‘Irrelevant parties should stay out of South China Sea’


April 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China Tuesday expressed hope that "irrelevant parties" will avoid getting involved in disputes over the South China Sea.Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said this at a ... Read more...

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Israel to use all means to stop Iran’s nuclear programme


February 16th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel supports the use of all possible ways to stop Iran's nuclear program, the country's ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender said Thursday."We are in favour ... Read more...

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Over 150,000 Chinese evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The Fujian Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Thursday informed that more than 150,000 people have been evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches southeast China.According to ... Read more...

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China raises typhoon alert


September 19th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China Sunday raised the alert level for typhoon Fanapi as it nears the country's south coast, a media report said. The meteorological authority said it will make landfall Monday ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free Saudi oil tanker


January 10th, 2009 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 10 (Xinhua) A Saudi oil tanker that was seized by Somali pirates in mid-November in the Indian Ocean has been released, officials and a member of the bandit group confirmed ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free Greek ship


December 10th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 10 (Xinhua) Somali pirates have released a Greek ship, MV Capt Stephanos, which they hijacked in the Gulf of Aden in September, a regional maritime organisation said Tuesday.The ship along ... Read more...

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‘India not comfortable to work under any other command besides UN’


November 21st, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India will be “very uncomfortable” taking part in any anti-piracy operation under any other nation's flag if NATO nations objects to the United Nations taking the lead ... Read more...

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India wants UN force off Somalia after its ship is refused protection


November 14th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Just days after foiling two attempted hijacks by heavily armed sea pirates off the coast of Somalia, India has called for a United Nations peacekeeping force to patrol ... Read more...

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Somali forces free hijacked Indian ship


October 22nd, 2008 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Security forces in Somalia have freed an Indian ship hours after reports that it had been hijacked, officials said Tuesday.The security forces apprehended four pirates while four other ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates seize Indian dhow with 13-member crew


October 21st, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 21 (ANI): Armed pirates in speedboats have hijacked an Indian dhow with 13 crew members off the northern coast of Somalia, a maritime official has said.The cargo-laden ... Read more...

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Somali pirates demand $5 mn for Ukraine ship


September 28th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 28 (DPA) Somali pirates in possession of a Ukrainian ship Sunday demanded $5 million in ransom, after originally asking for $35 million, said Andrew Mwangura, head of East Africa's Seafarer's ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack Malaysian tanker off Somalia coast


August 20th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 20 (Xinhua) Armed pirates have seized a Malaysian tanker carrying palm oil in the Gulf of Eden off the coast of Somalia, regional maritime officials said Wednesday.Andrew Mwangura of the ... Read more...

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