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Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines began joint naval patrols in their region Monday as threats from extremist groups increase.

Bodies of missing sailors found in flooded compartments of US destroyer

All seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead.

US Navy destroyer, Philippines merchant vessel collide off Japan

The U.S. ship was reportedly experiencing some flooding but was not in danger of sinking.
June 17, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7

American and Japanese warships make port call in Vietnam

The visit aims to bolster naval ties and provide marine search and rescue training.
May 21, 2017 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Russia offers Philippines arms and close friendship

Russia aims to become a close friend of the traditional U.S. ally as it diversifies its foreign ties.
January 05, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Canadian warship pays goodwill visit to Vietnam

The two navies will be discussing defense ties during the frigate's visit.
October 18, 2016 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese navy conducts rescue missions with U.S. hospital ship

Vietnam is ramping up its maritime might with back-to-back international naval exchanges.
July 27, 2016 | 01:44 pm GMT+7

U.S. says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea

U.S. forces will continue sailing, flying and operating wherever international law allows.
July 20, 2016 | 03:58 pm GMT+7

Vietnam looks to Japan for anti-submarine aircraft

Vietnam is looking to strengthen its military muscle and Japan has emerged as a potential supplier. The Nikkei Asian Review cited a Japanese official as saying that the Vietnamese ...
June 28, 2016 | 02:20 pm GMT+7

Japan protests after Chinese navy ship sails near disputed islands

Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo early on Thursday to express concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the ...
June 09, 2016 | 10:12 am GMT+7

U.S.,Japan, India to hold major naval drill in Western Pacific

A fleet of U.S., Japanese and Indian warships will hold a large-scale joint naval exercise over eight days from Friday in the Western Pacific, close to a Japanese island chain, ...
June 07, 2016 | 07:14 pm GMT+7

Vietnam accelerates military build-up

Vietnam is in talks with a Russian shipbuilder to purchase two more advanced Gepard-class frigates, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
May 31, 2016 | 06:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s special forces take part in anti-terrorism drill in Singapore

Special forces from Vietnam have for the first time joined hands with elite forces from other countries in an anti-terrorism exercise in Singapore on May 9, the Vietnam People’s ...
May 10, 2016 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Vietnam strengthens naval muscle

The Vietnam People's Navy will get its hands on a new Gepard-class 3.9 frigate built in Russia next year after it is put through its paces during a trial.
April 29, 2016 | 07:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fishermen in custody after being caught fishing in Thai waters

Vietnam’s Embassy in Thailand is working with local authorities to ensure Vietnamese fishermen who were caught fishing illegally last week will be treated according to local and ...
March 30, 2016 | 06:35 pm GMT+7