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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned of an urgent need to...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter...
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North Korea Fires Its First Nuclear-Capable Strategic Cruise Missile

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PYONGYANG - North Korea carried out a successful test of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, North Korean state media reported on Monday, seen by many analysts...
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India military seeks to bolster ‘Act East’ policy with naval deployment to South China...

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The Indian Navy has announced the deployment of a naval task force to the South China Sea to bolster security and support allies in the Indo Pacific region amid...
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At least 17 killed in Philippine military plane crash

At least 17 people were killed and 40 others were injured when the Philippines’ Air Force plane crashed on Jolo island in the country’s southwest, Philippine Defense Minister Delfin...
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Rising LNG gas prices in Asia are breaking seasonal records

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After extremely high prices of liquefied gas in Asia in January and February this year due to severe cold and the consequent increased demand for this energy source, interesting...
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US approves Turkey military helicopter sale to Philippines

By Ragip Soylu The United States has approved export licences to Turkey to sell T129 military helicopters to the Philippines, multiple Turkish officials said on Monday. Serdar Demir, a corporate communications president...
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Henry Kissinger warns of risk of U.S.-China ‘Cold War’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned Friday that the U.S. government and the rest of the world has to work together to avoid a "Cold War" between the the U.S. and China...
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Taiwan says it’s looking to buy US missiles with 925-km range

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The head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s strategic planning section has told lawmakers that the government is seeking to procure, from the US, air-to-surface missiles with a possible range of...
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EU sets out Indo-Pacific plan, says it’s not ‘anti-China’

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The European Union resolved on Monday to step up its influence in the Indo-Pacific region, using areas from security to health to protect its interests and counter China's rising...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as...
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The young lion keeps fighting on!

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The Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan has briefly stalled only in the face of strong resistance mounted by the people of the country’s recalcitrant...
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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as...