China wants South China Sea disputes resolved peacefully, but the government has a responsibility to protect its maritime rights, China's Xi said.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the South China Sea and blamed China for rising tension in the region.
Egypt insisted its airports were secured to international standards, despite growing concerns that its screening procedures may be flawed.
The United Nations is using iris-scanning technology to distribute $120 million in aid to almost 2 million Syrian refugees across the Middle East.
Russia says it’s premature to draw conclusions about the Russian plane crash in Egypt. CNBC’s Hadley Gamble breaks down the details.
Vadim Nikitin, senior associate at Stroz Friedberg, says Russia doesn’t want this “human tragedy” - of the plane crash - to turn into a “geopolitical tragedy”.
Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt.
A joint statement at the end of a Southeast Asian regional defense forum has been scrapped amid a U.S.-China spat over the South China Sea.
Egypt's civil aviation ministry said there was no proof the Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai on Saturday broke up in mid-air.
The U.S. Navy said it planned to conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands about twice a quarter.
Russian airline Metrojet has suggested an external impact brought down its Airbus in the Sinai peninsula, the FT reports.
A web of military communications agreements will not alone prevent U.S.-China conflict in the South China Sea, say experts.
Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets, discusses today's White House announcement that it will send a small number of U.S. Special Operations Forces into Syria.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on today's White House announcement it will send a small number of US Special Operations Forces into Syria.
The decision would deploy a small number of U.S. special operations forces in an advisory role for Syria.
China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart there was a risk of "war" if the U.S. stays in the South China Sea.
Australia is joining the Chinese navy for planned drills next week in the disputed South China Sea.
Announcement comes days after a U.S. navy patrol near a man-made Chinese island in the disputed waters angered Beijing.
Beijing has been pitched into uncharted waters after a US warship challenged its claims in the South China Sea, the FT reports.
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