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South Korean, U.S. diplomats to meet in Seoul ahead of negotiations on defense cost

South Korean, U.S. diplomats to meet in Seoul ahead of negotiations on defense cost

  Seoul: South Korean and U.S. diplomats will hold talks in Seoul this week over the allies’ envisioned negotiations on the sharing of the cost for the upkeep of American troops here, a diplomatic source said Sunday. Chang Won-sam at Seoul’s foreign ministry and his U.S. counterpart, Timothy Betts, plan to meet Tuesday. They were […]

Kashmir Issue: Indian, Pakistani forces clash, nine soldiers killed

Kashmir Issue: Indian, Pakistani forces clash, nine soldiers killed

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: As the United Nations Security Council is expected to hold a session on Friday to discuss the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, their forces continued to skirmish at Line of Control (LoC), the international border between two parts of disputed region, which claimed death of at least […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea: JCS

Seoul: North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the sixth such launch in about three weeks. The firing came shortly after a warning that North Korea could end dialogue with South Korea in apparent protest against the Seoul-Washington military exercise and Seoul’s defense plan, announced […]

U.S. defense chief calls for Seoul’s cooperation in safeguarding Strait of Hormuz

U.S. defense chief calls for Seoul’s cooperation in safeguarding Strait of Hormuz

    Seoul: South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper have agreed to work together to support diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea despite Pyongyang’s saber-rattling amid stalled nuclear talks. During the defense talks held in Seoul, Esper also asked for South Korea to play a role in the U.S.-led […]

Mongolia, U.S. agree to enhance defense cooperation

Mongolia, U.S. agree to enhance defense cooperation

  Ulaanbaatar: United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Mongolia’s Minister of Defense Nyamaagiin Enkhbold have discussed the participation of Mongolia in peacekeeping operations and defense cooperation between Mongolia and the U.S., the official state agency has said. The Mongolian side noted that the US is a country of top priority in terms of […]

Jordan sinks military vehicles in Aqaba for underwater museum

Jordan sinks military vehicles in Aqaba for underwater museum

    Amman: An underwater museum, comprising 19 military relics, has been launched in Jordan. Aqaba’s Underwater Military Museum Dive Site offers divers and snorkelers the opportunity to explore military machines stationed along coral reefs imitating a tactical formation, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) said in a statement. The formation consists of tanks, an […]

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does the same: Imran Khan

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does the same: Imran Khan

Washington: Pakistan is willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India does the same, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. “If India said we would give up our nuclear weapons, would Pakistan?” Khan on a three-day official visit to the U.S. was asked during an interview on Fox News “Special Report with Bret […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in a […]

Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

By Alin Ferrer The conflict in Marawi City has entered its fourth week as of now.  On May 22, terrorist groups attacked the city and set it ablaze, an incident allegedly inspired by ISIS.  But let there be no mistake about this: the Maute group is a lawless group of bandits who are pretending to […]

China: An Unnoticed Giant

China: An Unnoticed Giant

The relations between China and South Korea are bad. In March a poll indicated China overtook Japan as Korea’s most disliked foreign nation. The reason is simple: the South Korean decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system annoyed China which reacted with introducing the “unofficial” but biting sanctions against South Korean companies. This is […]

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