Ahad, 30 Mac 2014

The Star Online: World Updates

Klik GAMBAR Dibawah Untuk Lebih Info
Sumber Asal Berita :-

The Star Online: World Updates

North Korea starts firing drill off west coast - media

Posted: 30 Mar 2014 08:50 PM PDT

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has started a firing drill off its west coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, hours after Pyongyang notified Seoul and issued a warning to shipping to avoid an area near a disputed maritime border between the two countries.

Shells appeared to have landed in the water north of one of the populated South Korean islands off the west coast of the peninsula but it was not clear whether they fell in South Korean waters, YTN news television said.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by David Chance)

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism

Posted: 30 Mar 2014 07:35 PM PDT

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will crack down on videos and audio recordings that promote terrorism, religious extremism and separatism, the government said on Monday.

The notice, published by judicial, cultural and public security organs, said it is forbidden to spread such video and audio recordings on the web, via mobile phone, on social media and online marketplaces, among other means.

Early this month, 29 people were knifed to death at a train station in the southern city of Kunming, an attack that China says was carried out by extremists from the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Uighur ethnic minority group.

China says it faces violent threats from separatist militants in the region, who it says are motivated by religious extremism.

Exiled Uighur rights advocates say China's own repressive policies, which make it difficult for Uighurs to practice religion, maintain their traditions and enter certain professions, are to blame for stoking resentment. Beijing has reacted with anger at this suggestion.

(Reporting By Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Michael Perry)

North Korea declares no-sail warning off coast to conduct firing drills

Posted: 30 Mar 2014 07:35 PM PDT

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea declared a no-sail warning on Monday for areas off its west coast near a disputed border with South Korea and has notified the South that it will conduct firing drills, a South Korean government official said.

The area is near the so-called Northern Limit Line, drawn up at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, which the North has refused to recognise. Past clashes between the two navies in the area killed scores of sailors on both sides.

The warning comes amid heightened tensions surrounding the North after the U.N. Security Council condemned Pyongyang for its mid-range missile launches last week, just as the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States met to discuss the North's arms programme.

The areas marked by the North are north of the naval border but lie close to islands populated by civilians, said the official, who requested anonymity. South Korea's military will be watching closely for any infringement of its waters, he said.

The standoff marks the latest incident in a long line of conflict arising from the a sea border bitterly contested by the rivals in one of the world's most heavily armed regions, with about 1.8 million soldiers.

"It's up to the two militaries either to recognise or reject their own claimed line, and challenge the other's - this goes back and forth, so this is probably another episode of that," said Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group.

At the weekend, North Korea accused the South of "gangster-like" behaviour by "abducting" one of its fishing boat and threatened to retaliate.

South Korea returned the boat, which had drifted across the maritime border, and its three crew members on Friday and said the vessel had experienced engine failure.

A South Korean navy ship was sunk in 2010 by what Seoul said was a torpedo attack by the North that killed 46 sailors, an attack that led to the suspension of most exchanges across the border. Pyongyang denies any role and calls the accusation "a farce".

The North bombed one of the islands near the border later that year, killing four people.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and James Pearson; Editing by Paul Tait)

Kredit: www.thestar.com.my

0 ulasan:

Catat Ulasan


The Star Online

Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved