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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Defence chiefs offers India assurance on China's growing South Asia ties

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in region Defence Minister Liang Guanglie says Beijing's increasingly close ties in South Asia are aimed at ensuring regional "security and stability" and are not intended to harm any ... - around it. But in a speech released by Sri Lanka's military yesterday, Liang said China had only peaceful intentions in South Asia, while stressing that the Indian Ocean was an important ...

  2. Bombings in Thai south take a sinister new turn

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It is hard to underestimate the cold calculation at work behind the ongoing bombings and killings in Thailand's troubled Muslim south. Given the steady death toll- ... a secure and lasting peace in the south- one of Thailand's poorest regions- would help bridge those divides. Nobody, after all, doubts the underlying threat behind the bombings in the south. ...

  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 22, 2012

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Five killed in bomb blasts in Thai south PATTANI, Thailand- Suspected Muslim insurgents detonated two car bombs in Thailand's violence-prone south yesterday, killing five people and wounding a dozen others. Police said the attackers opened fire on a gold shop in Pattani province's Sai Buri district. No one was hurt and the attackers fled. When security forces arrived ...

  4. South Korea wants a multinational defence grouping

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul President will use European summit to push regional agency South Korea, still guarding the world's last cold war frontier with the communist North, will push its proposal for a multilateral security system for Northeast Asia at an upcoming Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) summit, officials say. President Roh Moo-hyun, now in Europe on his way to join ...

  5. Bloodshed in Thailand's far south prompts rethink

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Luke Hunt in Bangkok As Thailand lurches from one political crisis to the next, the separatist rebellion in the country's south has largely escaped international attention despite ... threat to regional security. On January 4, 2004, a deadly attack on an army base killed four soldiers in the south and set off a tough military response. Only now, however, do Thai police agree ...

  6. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of civilians from the area, and an increase in its propaganda that the South was preparing an attack. But Washington believed the Soviet Union would not risk a third world war by backing Kim ... on why they were going to war and had no deep antagonism against the Chinese, their allies just a few years before. There were 100,000 people killed on the UN side, more than one million South ...

  7. US peacekeeping role still needed in Asia

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US military presence in East Asia may not be appreciated by China or those Japanese and South Koreans living near American bases, but there can be no dispute that Washington's forces are keeping the peace in the region. Remove them, and the likelihood of rows between mainland China and Taiwan and Japan and South Korea escalating into armed conflict rises considerably. ...

  8. South Koreans fear American troop shift is start of downsizing

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... defence posture review being carried out by the US is likely to result in a realignment of US troops in Asia, including South Korea. 'There is no guarantee that the US troops going to Iraq ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul South Koreans have reacted with alarm to Washington's plan to withdraw about 3,600 troops and redeploy them to Iraq, amid fears that it could be part ...

  9. Tape provides wake-up call for Japan and South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Al-Qaeda's threat to target Japan and South Korea for helping American operations in Iraq has jolted both countries into examining their vulnerability ... to be targeted as those from the US and Britain. South Korea sent 675 non-combat troops, mostly medics and engineers, to Iraq in May and has promised to deploy more. Japan's parliament has voted ...

  10. Shadowy insurgents in Thai south not trying to win hearts and minds

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Analysts fear rebels are determined to impose an Islamist social agenda, chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode finds in the second of a three-part series 'We just don't know who they are and we don't know what they want.' Talk to Buddhists and Muslims living daily with the threat of an Islamist insurgency in Thailand's deep south and that phrase becomes a mantra. ...




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