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China-Vietnam Territorial Dispute

Vietnam Boosts Defense Against China In Disputed Seas

Vietnam is boosting its naval defense capabilities in the South China Sea as it expects to receive four more Kilo-class submarines from Russia by 2016, a move that experts believe could make China rethink its stance in goading its smaller neighbor in the region.

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Malaysia, Indonesia Fear ISIS Infiltration In Southeast Asia

Malaysian and Indonesian officials fear that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has spread in Southeast Asia and now poses a terror threat to the region.

Chinese naval fleet

Southeast Asia Develops Own Defense Industry Amid China Tension

Southeast Asian nations are using the increasing military budget amid the tensions in China to set up internal defense industry and lessen its reliance on U.S. and European weapon supplier.

Malaria-carrying insects dissected

Study: Drug-resistant Malaria Present in Southeast Asia

Scientists call for ‘radical action’ to impede further spread of a drug-resistant malaria strain in Southeast Asia on Wednesday as studies indicate that it has now reached the border between Cambodia and Thailand.

China-Vietnam Talks

Chinese Diplomat Meets With High Ranking Vietnamese Officials To Discuss Oil Rig

A top Chinese official is scheduled to meet with high ranking Vietnamese officials on Wednesday, the first high-level meeting between the two nations since Beijing's deployment of an oil drilling rig in disputed territories.

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