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‘Urgent homework’ to be done on South China Sea Code of Conduct: Vivian Balakrishnan

BORACAY, Philippines: ASEAN foreign ministers are set on completing a framework for a Code of Conduct (COC) on the South China Sea by June this year. But for that to happen, “there is some urgent homework that needs to be done,” said Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Tuesday (Feb 21). He was speaking on the sidelines of a two-day ...

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Drone Boat Was Used in Saudi Frigate Attack

  The U.S. Navy has determined that the bomb boat that struck the Saudi frigate Al-Madinah last month was a remotely controlled device and not a suicide attack craft. The technological sophistication of the unmanned vessel raises questions about its source, and the Navy suspects that Iran was involved. Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander of the Fifth Fleet and head ...

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Seizure of 661 Pump Action rifles: NPA MD calls on security agencies in Nigerian ports to strengthen intelligence sharing, commends Customs

  .Salautes Millitary intelligence experience of Customs boss Col. Hameed Ali put to use  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on all the security agencies operating in Nigerian ports to further strengthen intelligence sharing with one another, just as she commended the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali ...

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Human Smugglers Open Fire on Libyan Coast Guard

  The Libyan Coast Guard says that human smugglers opened fire on one of its vessels during a mission to intercept 700 migrants off the coast of western Libya. The assailants reportedly shot at the coast guard vessel from shore, and Libyan servicemembers returned fire, forcing the smugglers to retreat. The coast guard crew proceeded to intercept two wooden boats ...

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Suicide Attack on Saudi Frigate Kills Two Sailors

On Monday, two crewmembers of a Saudi frigate were killed in a suicide attack by Houthi rebels near Hudaydah, on the Red Sea. “A Saudi frigate came under a terrorist attack by three suicide boats belonging to the Houthi militias while on patrol west of the port of Hudaydah,” the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement. “The Saudi ship dealt ...

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Port security: NPA MD receives Police AIG to strengthen relationship between duo agencies- Photos

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, received the Assistant Inspector General, Zone 2, Nigeria Police Force, Cornelius Kayode Aderanti, MNI on a courtesy visit to NPA Headquarters in a bid to strengthen relationship between the two agencies with respect to fostering security at the nation’s seaports in the Zone, TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clash – officials

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during a clash on Sunday in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian medical officials. An Israeli military spokeswoman said Palestinian rioters had “attacked and hurled pipe bombs” at soldiers operating overnight in the area of the Jenin refugee camp. “Responding to the threat, forces fired at (the) main instigators,” the spokeswoman ...

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Trump to honour refugee swap deal with Australia – source

SYDNEY: U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed that his administration will honour a refugee resettlement deal with Australia, a source close to the Australian government said on Sunday. Trump spoke by telephone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier on Sunday, officials in both countries said, one of a number of conversations the new U.S. president held with world leaders, ...

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President Buhari’s death rumour: ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing’

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  Yoruba elders say (Bi a ba le ni ti ti, bi a ko ba ba’ni, iwon ni a n ba’ni se ota mo, ise ni a d’eyin l’eyin  eni na) English meaning (When you pursue a person to destroy him and you can’t catch up with him to achieve your destructive aim, then you desist from ...

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New Commander for China’s Navy

Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong has been appointed commander of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy. There hasn’t been a formal announcement made to date, but a statement on China’s Ministry of Defense website used the new title. 60-year-old Shen, from Shanghai, replaces Admiral Wu Shengli, 71, to lead Asia’s largest navy. During his career, Shen had been: •    commander of the ...

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