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World - International
5/22/2023 12:18:43 PM
Papua New Guinea signed a defense pact with the United States on Monday, giving US forces access to its airfields and ports as Washington vies with China's expanding footprint in the Pacific region.

World - International
5/20/2023 10:44:39 AM
President Joe Biden was seeking to rally regional cooperation against China on the margins of the Group of Seven summit Saturday, while confronting a stalemate in Washington over how to ensure the U.S. avoids default.

World - International
5/17/2023 12:29:59 PM
Papua New Guinea had declared next Monday a public holiday in anticipation of an historic visit by U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders from the region.

World - International
5/16/2023 11:02:20 AM
G7 leaders meet in Hiroshima this week looking to tighten the screws further on Russia over the Ukraine war and agree a united line on China's growing military and economic power.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
5/5/2023 9:42:00 PM
The recent visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to Washington was a reminder of the escalation on the Korean Peninsula and the growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific region

World - International
4/29/2023 12:31:20 PM
US President Joe Biden will meet 18 leaders from the South Pacific when he visits Papua New Guinea in May, a top regional diplomat said Saturday, as the US and China vie for influence in the region.

World - Region
4/17/2023 1:45:08 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday praised the "very high level" of military drills in the Pacific as Moscow seeks closer ties with China amid a stand-off with the West.

World - International
3/16/2023 5:29:49 PM
United States Indo-Pacific Command chief Adm. John Aquilino said Thursday that Washington does not seek to contain China, nor seek conflicts in the region, but it would take action to support the region against coercion and bullying by authoritarian regimes.

World - International
3/14/2023 12:20:58 PM
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Tuesday of fomenting "years of confrontation" in the Asia-Pacific region after the AUKUS alliance agreed a nuclear-powered submarines deal.

World - International
3/13/2023 10:28:50 PM
Australia will buy as many as five US nuclear-powered submarines and later build a new model with US and British technology under an ambitious plan to build Western muscle across the Asia-Pacific in the face of a rising China, a US official said Monday.

World - International
3/13/2023 9:47:05 AM
President Joe Biden meets Monday with the leaders of Australia and Britain at a California naval base for an expected announcement of a nuclear submarines deal aimed at stabilizing the Asia-Pacific region as it faces a rising China.

World - International
2/1/2023 7:36:54 PM
The United States opened an embassy in the Solomon Islands on Thursday in its latest move to counter China's push into the Pacific.

World - War in Ukraine
2/1/2023 12:16:25 PM
China's growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a threat not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he sought stronger cooperation and more ``friends'' for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
1/17/2023 5:33:38 PM
The visit by the prime minister of Japan to Washington last week may mark the end of US cheque-book diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region, with Japan committing greater resources to its own defence.

World - International
12/24/2022 8:12:22 PM
US President Joe Biden on Saturday congratulated Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka on his return to power, describing the two countries as "close partners" working for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
12/20/2022 4:47:51 PM
The Indo-Pacific region occupied a central position in US global strategy this year, as it will continue to do for decades to come.

World - War in Ukraine
12/15/2022 8:29:46 PM
Patriot missile systems have long been a hot ticket item for the U.S. and allies in contested areas of the world as a coveted shield against incoming missiles. In Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, they guard against potential strikes from Iran, Somalia, and North Korea.

World - International
12/11/2022 8:50:23 PM
NASA's Orion space capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific on Sunday, completing the Artemis-1 mission -- a more than 25-day journey around the Moon with an eye to returning humans there in coming years.

World - International
11/18/2022 12:42:22 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron urged an end to "confrontation" Friday as he relaunched his strategy for the Asia-Pacific region after a bitter row over a cancelled submarine contract with Australia.

World - International
11/11/2022 12:53:11 PM
China on Friday confirmed President Xi Jinping will attend both the meeting of the Group of 20 industrialized countries and the gathering of Asian Pacific nations this month in his first major overseas trip since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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