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'We have short memories': Japan unites with former foes to resist China's empire of sand

It was American soldiers held captive by Japanese troops during the second world war who first dug through the thick, damp mud to build an airstrip on the Philippine island of Palawan.<p>Now, in 2015, two spy planes, one Japanese and one American, stand side by side on that same runway.<p>Conducting …

China

Chinese website shows photos from disputed reef in South China Sea

A Chinese website has published photographs from one of the reefs under China’s control in the disputed South China Sea showing female sailors posing on ocean breakwalls, vegetable gardens being watered and even pigs in a pen.<p>The slideshow of 17 photographs from Fiery Cross Reef shows how quickly …

China

China to Build Military Facilities on South China Sea Islets

China says land reclamation in Spratly islands will be completed in the coming days<p>BEIJING—China said it is shifting work on disputed South China Sea islets from the dredging of land to the construction of military and other facilities as it pushes forward with a program that has aggravated …

China

UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims

Sunday Times says Downing Street believes Russia and China have hacked into American whistleblower’s files, endangering US and British agents<p>Downing Street and the Home Office are being challenged to answer in public claims that Russia and China have broken into the secret cache of Edward Snowden …

Surveillance

South Korea MERS outbreak: Officials brace for 'most important period'

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> In the third week of the MERS outbreak, South Korea is bracing for what national officials call "the most important period" in the effort to curb the spread.<p>So far, nine people have died after contracting MERS and confirmed cases are at 122. One of the new cases includes …

South Korea

The secret US mission to heal Saudi King Ibn Saud

<b>Six decades ago, the US and Saudi Arabia had an uneasy relationship based on oil and regional security, but a secret trip by President Truman's personal physician to treat the Saudi monarch drew them closer together.</b><p>In February 1950, the US ambassador in Saudi Arabia sent an unlikely and unusual …

South Asia

MERS: 5 things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> MERS-CoV, short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in spring 2012.<p>As of June 8, more than 1,000 cases of MERS have been confirmed in 25 countries, according to the World Health Organization. Two of those cases were in the United States. There …

Islamic State -- aka ISIS, ISIL -- Is Winning Its War as President Obama Stumbles

Amid the flurry of Obama administration official statements promulgated by its various presidential and departmental spokespersons, reality is setting in. Despite the happy talk from Washington about ISIL (the Obama administration's preferred acronym for describing the Islamic State), military …

Iraqi army lacks 'moral cohesion' to fight Isis, says UK military chief

The Iraqi army is struggling to deal with attacks from Islamic State fighters, despite heavily outnumbering them, because it lacks “moral cohesion” and effective leadership, according to the most senior British officer to be involved in postwar planning in Iraq.<p>Maj Gen Tim Cross echoed comments by …

Middle East