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The South China Sea debacle is getting more heated

While China was open to "constructive comments and criticism by the relevant countries", it also had the right to fight back, Ouyang Yujing, director general of the foreign ministry's Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs, said.<p>"If [criticisms] are aimed at putting pressure on China or …

China

Pentagon admits US soldiers have been deployed to Yemen to battle al Qaeda

The US military has acknowledged that US soldiers have been deployed to Yemen to battle al Qaeda and its allies. Yemen has been wracked with civil …

Middle East

Tensions Rising Ahead of South China Sea Ruling

As the Philippines awaits an international arbitration ruling that challenges China's claims to nearly all of the South China Sea, it is becoming …

China

Xi Jinping vs. Li Keqiang

TOKYO -- Political tensions are rising in China in a prelude of what is expected to be an all-out battle between the country's top two leaders -- …

China

China Takes Drastic Measures To Save The Regime

<b>China Takes Drastic Measures To Save The Regime by George Friedman, Mauldin Economics</b><p>Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced that he would …

To Thwart U.S. Lasers, China Wants Smokescreens

Protecting against laser weapons is the latest mission for the Chinese military's Chemical Corps.<p>The U.S. and other militaries are looking more and more into fielding real laser weapons. In response, the Chinese People's Liberation Army is placing new emphasis on actual smokescreens to protect …

China's urgency to stockpile oil tells us 2 things

Ship tracking data from Bloomberg shows that 83 supertankers carrying around 166 million barrels of oil are headed to China, which has stockpiled an impressive 787,000 barrels a day in the first quarter of 2016—the highest stockpiling rate since 2014.<p>While the world was speculating about oil prices …

Oil

US Air Force introduces B-52 'Stratofortress' to crush ISIS

The US Air Force has started using its hulking B-52 bombers against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but the enormous aircraft are only …

Egypt mobilises security forces as Brotherhood calls for mass protests

Egypt’s security forces deployed troops outside key public buildings on Monday in anticipation of what some are predicting to be the largest …

Middle East

US deploys F-22 stealth fighter jets to Romanian base on Black Sea

Two American F-22 Raptor 5G stealth fighter jets and a refueling aircraft have been deployed to an airfield in Romania as manifestation of NATO’s …

Yemen conflict: Troops retake Mukalla from al-Qaeda

<b>The Yemeni port city of Mukalla, controlled by al-Qaeda militants for a year, has been recaptured by Yemeni and Saudi-led coalition forces.</b><p>The coalition says 800 militants were killed in the first hours of a joint operation across the south of Yemen.<p>But Mukalla residents said there had been little …

Middle East