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  1. Maverick to head Arroyo's marine corps

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A general who helped lead three bloody coup attempts 20 years ago assumed command of the elite marine corps yesterday. 'I was taken aback by the appointment ... 'I believe the Americans applied pressure to put Sabban there as a counterpoise to whatever is being planned. 'Definitely with this appointment, the marines are now removed from ...

  2. Quotes of the week

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The peaceful election... will make them feel that this will also happen on the mainland. This is the best gift from us Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou I don't believe anyone... behaved in any way that was contrary to the highest ideals that we all live by as marines US soldier Frank Wuterich, who admitted giving the order to 'shoot first, ask questions later' ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry not sure of need for military build-up in Asia

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:20am by AGENCIES

    ... deployment of marines to Australia over the past year. “You know, the Chinese look at that and say, ‘What’s the United States doing? They trying to circle us? What’s going on?’” But Kerry added ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran still able to beat sanctions and sell oil to key markets in Asia

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... in rice, medicine, engineering supplies and steel. Japan remains so eager to buy from Tehran that the government in Tokyo is furnishing the multibillion-dollar marine insurance its ships need ... With EU companies that sell marine insurance to most of the world's tankers banned from covering any shipment by an Iranian-owned company, Asian governments and Iran have stepped ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Taipei outlines plans for Diaoyus park Taiwan will push ahead with plans to set up a national marine park near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, also claimed by Japan and Beijing, a top official said. Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan was speaking a day after dozens of Taiwanese boats entered territorial waters around the disputed Diaoyu islands, known as the Senkakus to Japanese, ...

  6. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Asian ports need to be as efficient as Europe, shipping executive says

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... ports could only achieve 100 moves an hour. A 2006 port benchmarking report by the Marine Department showed that in Hong Kong the number of boxes loaded and unloaded by a single crane averaged ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US has no intention of trying to contain China

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by MARTIN MURPHY

    ... to engage rather than contain. And while Beijing reacted negatively to the US decision to deploy 2,500 marines part-time in Australia by 2016, the increase is a mere blip in the already sizeable ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Monument to replace statue of Hussein that was torn down

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the city, where for decades a giant bronze statue of Saddam Hussein stood until it was pulled down with the help of US Marines on April 9, 2003. Gharib will replace what is left of that statue- just ...

  9. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Neighbours consider joint marine patrols MANILA- The Philippine defence chief says his country and neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and movement of al-Qaeda-linked militants. Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday that he discussed the proposal with his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... ambitions in Asia and its diminishing power to realise them. Militarily, the US is doing what it can: marines are being deployed to Australia, and several small navy ships will be based ...




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