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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar's military leader for first time

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Opposition leader Suu Kyi and military chief set to meet for first time at unprecedented gathering Army and political big guns to meet for Myanmar talks Myanmar's president and its powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented meeting today to address cracks widening in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year. The talks will see opposition ...

  2. News - World - EUROPE

    Nato intercepts 19 Russian military planes in space of two days

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by WASHPOST

    ... the West and Russia are at their lowest point since the cold war. Russian military aircraft have significantly increased their activity around Europe since the conflict in Ukraine began this year, ... as a bulwark against the former Soviet Union. The incidents appear to have set European militaries on edge this week. British fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday to bring a civilian Antonov cargo ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Results-based budget system puts military officials in firing line

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:46am by Minnie Chan, AFP

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Budget system places military officials in firing line China intends to keep a much tighter watch on military funds to ensure more efficient spending, state media reported yesterday. Under a new "results-based management system" due to be up and running by 2020, individuals and military units would be held accountable ...

  4. Business - China Business - STOCKS

    Military push powers rally in defence stocks

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by REN WEI

    ... Military push powers rally in defence plays Beijing's rising military ambition is providing ammunition for the country's defence stocks, fuelling a rally on the Shanghai exchange. An index compiled by East Money Information that tracks 64 military-related shares leapt 23 per cent since September 1. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.8 per cent in the same period while ...

  5. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Are these China’s latest military aircraft? Photos claim to reveal new generation of PLA jets

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 04:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A new generation of aircraft expected to form the backbone of the Chinese air force have purportedly been captured on film and posted online by military enthusiasts. The photos of the fourth-generation stealth fighter J-20, Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) aircraft KJ-500 and Y-20 large military transporter, reportedly conducting ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US says ‘scaled-down’ military drills to go ahead in Thailand

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 07:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok The US army will conduct joint exercises in Thailand in 2015, despite considering moving the drills to another location because of the military coup in the country earlier this year The United States said on Saturday a “scaled-down” version of annual military exercises in Thailand would go ahead next year, after mulling moving the drills outside ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China keen on closer military ties with Iran China wants closer military ties with Tehran, Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told the visiting head of the Iranian navy yesterday, state media reported. He reaffirmed the nations' diplomatic ties despite controversy over Iran's nuclear programme. Chang told Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US marine murder suspect moved to Philippines military headquarters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US marine suspect in local custody A US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters yesterday, ... was "asphyxia by drowning", police said. Pemberton, who had just finished participating in US-Philippine military exercises near Olongapo, checked into the hotel with Laude and was the last person ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    The big guns return as Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack do battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... results with their respective former horse of the year winners, Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack, when the big guns return in Sunday's Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy. Ambitious Dragon, given the top honour back-to-back in 2010-11 and 2011-12, and Military Attack, who won the award two seasons ago, will form part of a stellar field which also includes reigning Horse ...

  10. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Signs of easing tensions as China and Vietnam agree to reforge military links

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Minnie Chan, AP

    ... Minnie Chan and Associated Press Signs of calmer season horizon as Hanoi's defence minister holds high-level talks in Beijing China and Vietnam agree to reforge military links China and Vietnam agreed in high-level meetings yesterday to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes, sending the first signals that tensions over their territorial claims in the South ...




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