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Attacks on civilian vessels are unacceptable - PM spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Attacks on civilian vessels like the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are completely unacceptable and Britain is ready to assist in any investigation into the incident, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said.

France calls for restraint after Gulf of Oman tanker attack

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry called for restraint and a de-escalation of tensions in the Gulf region after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

China warships leave Sydney after surprise visit 'raises hackles'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three Chinese warships sailed out of Sydney on Friday after an unannounced visit that came amid a tussle for influence between Australia and China in the Pacific.

China and U.S. clash again on trade and regional security

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilising the region and potentially the world.

‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China

Patrick ­Shanahan’s address to Singapore security forum signals Washington’s willingness to ­engage with Beijing, Chinese colonel says

Taiwan shows military might

PINGTUNG (Taiwan): Taiwan’s air, sea and land forces conducted a drill to repel an invading force, as its defence minister pledged to defend the self-ruled island against China’s rising military threat.

Taiwan holds military drills, vows to defend against Chinese aggression

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan's air, sea and land forces conducted a drill to repel an invading force on Thursday, as its defence minister pledged to defend the self-ruled island against China's rising military threat.

China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and U.S. security officials

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior U.S. and Taiwanese security officials.

American warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Taipei: Two US warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait, Taipei’s defence ministry said, in an operation bound to provoke a rebuke from Beijing.

U.S. Navy again sails through Taiwan Strait, angering China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway, angering China at a time of tense relations between the world's two biggest economies.