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Thai Election: Pheu Thai Leads In Early Counts

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Early counts in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, held on March 24, indicated populist-liberal Pheu...
Vietnam orders military hardware from Russia for $1 billion

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Vietnam has placed orders for Russian weapons and military services worth more than $1 billion, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported, according to Reuters.  “We...
Indonesia to trade palm oil and coffee for Russian fighter jets

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In good old COMECON style, Russia will accept payments from Indonesia for Russian-built fighter planes in commodities such as palm oil and coffee, reports...
Philippines opens five military bases to US army

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Despite public opposition and the chance of strongly irritating China, the Philippine government agreed to allow the US military to use five army bases...
Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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The Philippine government on July 16 announced that it will revive a US-built deep-water naval base in Subic Bay, marking the return of military...
Philippine government plans record defense spending amid China row

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The Philippine government is proposing to spend a record 25 billion pesos ($552 million) in 2016 to purchase frigates, patrol planes and radars to...
Indonesia to set up biggest ammunition factory in ASEAN

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Indonesia's state firm PT Pindad planned to build an ammunition factory in Malang of East Java, the biggest in Southeast Asia, top official of...
Brunei boosts defense budget by 39%

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Brunei's defense budget is expected to rise by 39 per cent in the upcoming fiscal year with a significant portion allocated for its special...
Germany sells tanks, armored vehicles to Indonesia

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German Rheinmetall Group will supply the Indonesian military with 102 modernised Leopard 2 main battle tanks, 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles and...

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Tensions are again running high between Chinese and Vietnamese authorities, after a run-in between ships in disputed waters in the South China Sea.  Three...