[MELBOURNE] A Chinese spy ship has been detected off the Australian coast near joint war games underway between the United States, New Zealand and Australian militaries, the Australian Defence Force...

[WASHINGTON] An American warship on Sunday sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing, a US official said, a provocative move that could further strain relations...

[SOUTH CHINA SEA] Japan's largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over...

[BEIJING] China has expressed "firm opposition" to remarks made by US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defence summit over the weekend, after he criticised Beijing's "...

[SYDNEY] China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, Republican US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront...

[BEIJING] China and South-east Asian countries agreed on Thursday to a framework for a long-mooted code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, China's foreign ministry said, as both sides...

[JAKARTA] Four Indonesian soldiers have been killed and eight others injured by artillery fire in an accident during training on a South China Sea island, the army said Thursday.

[BEIJING] China and Vietnam will manage and properly control their maritime disputes, avoiding actions to complicate or widen them, so as to maintain peace in the South China Sea, the two nations...

CHINA on Tuesday welcomed a softer stand taken by South-east Asian countries on the disputed South China Sea at a weekend summit, saying it showed efforts to ease tension were working.

[MANILA] South-east Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's Asean summit to include references to militarisation and island-building in the South China Sea, the...