Aug 04, 2011 06:56 EDT
Vietnam will have a submarine fleet within six years, the defence minister reportedly announced on Thursday, in what analysts say is intended as a deterrent to China's increasing assertiveness at sea.
Aug 02, 2011 08:28 EDT
A surge in pirate attacks off West Africa has led to mounting concern in the shipping industry, and analysts say a gang involved in the lucrative black market for stolen fuel appears to be the main culprit.
Aug 01, 2011 01:03 EDT
Unknown gunmen early Monday attacked NATO oil supply tankers in southern Pakistan, wounding three people and destroying 10 vehicles, police said.
Jul 29, 2011 12:10 EDT
The Philippines said Friday it would seek regional backing for a plan on pursuing joint development of disputed areas in the South China Sea amid China's increasingly robust assertions of its claims.
Jul 27, 2011 12:35 EDT
Baghdad called on Kuwait Wednesday to suspend work on a controversial megaport until Iraq is assured its shipping lanes will not be squeezed by the project but Kuwait said work on the project will continue.
Jul 27, 2011 12:02 EDT
Southeast Asian naval chiefs pledged closer cooperation on Wednesday as they held their first formal talks amid regional concern over China's activities in the South China Sea.
Jul 24, 2011 15:30 EDT
Police in Vietnam allowed up to 300 peaceful anti-Chinese protesters to march in central Hanoi on Sunday after their suppression of earlier rallies sparked anger on the Internet.
Jul 23, 2011 01:10 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning over tensions in the South China Sea while welcoming progress in Korean talks, as she addressed an Asian security forum.
Jul 21, 2011 21:29 EDT
Vietnam has seen an unprecedented seven weeks of anti-China rallies but activists say the demonstrations essentially reveal the limits to freedom of expression in the authoritarian nation.
Jul 15, 2011 13:32 EDT
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday that Kuwait never officially informed Baghdad about a controversial port project, which his country says must be stopped.
Jul 10, 2011 08:18 EDT
Vietnamese police forcibly dispersed an anti-China rally on Sunday and arrested at least 10 people, including journalists, after a series of protests over tensions in the South China Sea.
Jul 08, 2011 01:13 EDT
Singapore port operator PSA International said it has signed an agreement to run a new terminal in Cuba.
Jul 05, 2011 21:58 EDT
South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries said Wednesday it has won a $1.12 billion deal to build two deep-water drill ships for Maersk Drilling, a subsidiary of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk.
Jul 03, 2011 10:13 EDT
About 100 anti-China protesters marched peacefully in Vietnam Sunday despite a heavy security clampdown and a vow by both countries to rein in public opinion over tensions in the South China Sea.
Jun 29, 2011 12:24 EDT
South Korean researchers Wednesday showcased an invention which they claim could transform the shipping industry -- a harbour which goes out to a ship.
Jun 23, 2011 18:06 EDT
Western nations on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out "alarming" breaches of UN nuclear sanctions, often with Syria's aid.
Jun 23, 2011 15:24 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday blacklisted a major Iranian port operator and the country's national airline, Iran Air to increase pressure on Tehran to curtail its alleged nuclear weapons program.
Jun 23, 2011 13:02 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking to increase sanctions pressure on Iran, the Treasury on Thursday said it has blacklisted a major Iranian port operator and the country's national airline, Iran Air.
Jun 20, 2011 17:32 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors took aim at Iran's main state shipping line on Monday, indicting several companies and individuals for helping the blacklisted firm's weapons proliferation activities by allegedly falsifying bank records.
Jun 20, 2011 13:33 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors took aim at Iran's main state shipping line on Monday, indicting several firms and individuals for helping the blacklisted firm's weapons proliferation activities by falsifying bank records.