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South Korea Fires on North Korean Fishing Boats

Fishing boats had crossed disputed border

(Newser) - South Korea's navy fired warning shots today toward North Korean fishing boats that crossed a disputed maritime boundary, but the shots didn't hit the fishing boats and the vessels retreated, a South Korean official says. No North Korean navy ships were involved in the incident along a tense... More »

Vietnamese Protest China as Tensions Rise

Live-fire drills in South China Sea worsen standoff

(Newser) - Hundreds of people around Vietnam protested China today, as tensions between the two countries continue to rise, reports the AP . About 300 people chanted "Down with China" near the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, while more marched in Ho Chi Minh City and other locations. Relations have deteriorated between the... More »

Iran Seizes Iraqi Oil Well on Disputed Border

No violence, confrontations common in southern border region

(Newser) - Iranian forces have seized an Iraqi-run oil well on the disputed border between the countries and raised their flag. A US official says it's not an uncommon occurrence, adding, “There has been no violence related to this incident and we trust this will be resolved through peaceful diplomacy between... More »

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