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Philippines, U.S. stage war games in face of China warning

ULUGAN BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Hundreds of American and Philippine troops waded ashore on Wednesday in a mock assault to retake a small island in energy-rich waters disputed with China, a drill Beijing had said would raise the risk of armed conflict.

Vietnam hosts naval exchange with US Navy

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam kicked off a week-long naval exchange Monday with the U.S. Navy amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China.

Iran slams EU oil embargo, warns could hit US

TEHRAN/BRUSSELS (Reuters): Iran accused Europeans on Monday of waging "psychological warfare" after the EU banned imports of Iranian oil, and U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington would impose more sanctions to address the "serious threat presented by Iran's nuclear program."

Iran slams EU oil embargo, warns could hit U.S.

TEHRAN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran accused Europeans on Monday of waging

Any Iranian attempt to close Strait would fail - minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz would be illegal and would not succeed, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, adding that British naval forces would continue to play a part in maintaining security in the Gulf.

Any Iranian attempt to close Strait would fail - minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz would be illegal and would not succeed, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, adding that British naval forces would continue to play a part in maintaining security in the Gulf.

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow disruption in Hormuz

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow disruption in Hormuz

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow Hormuz disruption

TEHRAN/DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it would not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the world's most important oil route.

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow disruption in Hormuz

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.