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Doubts arise over South Korea’s ‘Sea Bow’ missile interception ability

SEOUL — South Korea’s indigenous close-in weapon system, currently in the final development phase, will be unable to thwart incoming missiles based on test...

Assessing Recent Developments in Indonesian Maritime Security

The Republic of Indonesia is a nation of approximately 250 million people spread over some 17,000 islands that total a land area of 733,594...

Finland moves to boost its naval power in the Baltic Sea...

HELSINKI — The increasingly strategic value of the Baltic Sea as a potential theater of military conflict between Russia and NATO is triggering fresh...

Turkish Ship to Continue Exploration in Mediterranean, Energy Minister Says

IZMIR, Turkey, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A Turkish energy exploration ship will continue to operate in the Mediterranean Sea, the energy minister said on...

Exxon Makes Major Bet on Brazil as Petrobras Eases Its Grip

By Sabrina Valle and Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) — In a single year, Exxon Mobil Corp. has gone from being a tiny bit player in Brazil to...

UK reminds China of importance of maritime law – PM May’s...

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of international maritime law in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on...

India will soon find out about my decision on CAATSA sanctions:...

NEW DELHI: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India "will soon find out" about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India...

With few buyers, Iranian oil armada heads to China ahead of...

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast Dalian port this month and in early...

PH to join ASEAN-China naval exercise

MANILA -- The Philippines will participate in the first naval exercise between ASEAN member states and the People's Republic of China, which will take...

US Crude Oil Exports to China Dropped to Zero in August

The brewing trade war between the global super powers, China and the United States, has led to a complete freeze of US seaborne exports...

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