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On 15 October in Asian history

ON 15 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 15, 2019

1265: Birth of Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan -China who died on February 10, 1307
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/01/monarch-profile-temur-khan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1542: Birth of Akbar the Great who ruled the Mughal empire in India from 1556 to 1605
http://www.biography.com/people/akbar-the-great-9178163

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBB96mj2X38

1754: Joseph François Dupleix, Governor general of the establishments in India, returns to France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1904: The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia, for Port Arthur (Lushun) in China during the Russo-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War

1913: Birth of Xi Zhongxun, Chinese reformist leader, father of president Xi Jinping, who died on May 24, 2002
http://chinese-leaders.org/xi-zhongxun/
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/dreams-from-xi-jinpings-father

xi-zhongxun

1914: Birth of Mohammed Zahir Shah, king of Afghanistan (1933-1973) who died on July 23, 2007
http://www.afghan-network.net/Rulers/zahir_shah.html

1914: Birth of Lim Yew Hock, second chief minister of Singapore (1956-1959) who died on November 30, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Yew_Hock
https://remembersingapore.org/2012/11/13/the-curious-case-of-lim-yew-hock/

lim-yew-hock-2

1916: Birth of Admiral Liu Huaqing, father of the modernization of the Chinese PLA Navy
http://cimsec.org/father-modern-chinese-navy-liu-huaqing/13291
http://www.franzbleeker.de/liuhuaqing.html

Liu Huaqing 2

1918: Death of Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint, born on September 28, 1835
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_Baba_of_Shirdi
http://www.saibabaofshirdi.net/

1929: Nadir Khan sizes the throne of Afghanistan after a 3-way power struggle. His tribal Wazir army looted government buildings and houses of wealthy citizens because the treasury was empty. Habibullah Kalakani and supporters of Amanullah Khan are killed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1931: Birth of Aval Pakir Jainulabdeen Abduk Kalam, President of India (2002-2007)
http://www.abdulkalam.nic.in/profile.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-october-1931-indian-scientist-and-former-president-a.p.j.-abdul-kalam-was-born


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGZaS4sdeU

1932: Tata Airlines (Now Air India) makes its first fly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Airlines

1934: Birth of N. Ramani, Indian flutist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Ramani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jYSLvUqic

1934: The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March the following day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Encirclement_Campaign

1934: Birth of Wang Meng, Chinese writer and Minister of Culture (1986-1989)
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat7/sub39/item1695.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Meng_(author)

wang-meng

1941: Birth of Li Tung, Taiwanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437619/
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=7179

1946: Birth of Victor Banerjee, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Banerjee
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051856/

Victor Bannerjee

1948: China’s Red army occupies Jinzhou (Manchuria)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinzhou
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9962.html

1948-10-15 Final Attack on Jinzhou

1948: Shigeru Yoshida succeeds Hitoshi Ashida as 48th Prime minister, up to February 1949
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Shigeru_Yoshida.aspx#1

1955: Death of Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer, born on August 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumio_Hayasaka


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fel93RxdDBw

1952: Birth of Kunihiko Yuyama, Pokemo series film director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3943

1957: China and Soviet Union sign a secret agreement for nuclear cooperation

1957: Birth of Mira Nair, Indian female film maker
https://www.cinestaan.com/people/mira-nair-15195

1961: Death of Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Indian poet and author, born on February 21, 1896
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/suryakant-tripathi.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suryakant_Tripathi_’Nirala

1963: Elections supposedly intended to restore the presidency to a civilian leader but General Park resigned from the military in August and announced his candidacy. He and the Democratic Republican Party won the elections, signalling the start of South Korea’s Third Republic.

1965: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-draft-card-burned

1969: Millions march in US to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moratorium_to_End_the_War_in_Vietnam

1982: Birth of Yoko Maki, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1536988/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17780
http://www.acephotos.org/t47840/yoko-maki-photos.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig9x8l6OqDc

1983: Birth of Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephy_Tang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP21cNi2czo

1986: Birth of Lee Donghae, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Donghae
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Dong-hae.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMUIj83uNpM

1990: United Nations General Assembly approves the Peace plan for Cambodia

1990: Birth of Ji Yoon, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_Ji-yoon

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK2w-nuiU7g

1997: In Sri Lanka 18 people are killed in a series of bomb blasts in downtown Colombo and some 110 were injured. The blasts occurred at the World Trade Cente
http://books.google.fr/books?id=-wwPNjSnxcYC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=1997+attack+on+Colombo+world+trade+center&source=bl&ots=rqMBNE7jcW&sig=lDNmDqUC0qBBcTUfjSNran3ijGA&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=SmQ9VM3QLM3fOJaSgdAK&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=1997%20attack%20on%20Colombo%20world%20trade%20center&f=false

1997-10-15 WTC attack

1999: Security Council demands that Taliban turn over Usama Bin Laden to appropriate authorities

1999: In Indonesia thousands of anti-Habibie demonstrators fought police and pressured the official assembly to go forward with reforms
https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/oct/15/indonesia.marktran

1999-10-15-anti-habibie
1999: In Pakistan Gen’l. Pervez Musharraf declares a state of emergency and suspends the constitution
http://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/oct/15/pakistan.suzannegoldenberg2

2001: Japan prime minister Junichiro Koizumi pays a visit to Seoul. As he did in Beijing, he expresses his remorse for old past
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/koizumiphoto/2001/10/15korea_e.html

2002: In Japan, 5 citizens snatched by North Korean agents in 1978, returned home for a visit
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/oct/16/northkorea.japan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/1410389/Japanese-kidnapped-by-North-Koreans-return-home-in-tears.html

2002-10-15 return of 5 kidnapped

2003: China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, with Yang Liwei as its first astronaut, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192330.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192844.stm

2004: The last border small problems between China and Russia are solved

2004: Indonesian prosecutors formally charged militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir with ordering his followers to launch a suicide attack on the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta last year. http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2004/10/16/cleric_charged_with_ordering_attack_on_indonesian_hotel/?camp=pm

2004: Japan wins a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council along with Argentina, Denmark, Greece and Tanzania.
 
2007: Opening of the XVIIth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Hu Jintao makes opening to Taiwan

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=yhVC-Otq6T4&feature=related

2008: A Vietnamese court sentenced journalist Nguyen Viet Chien (56) to two years in prison, accusing him of writing inaccurate stories about one of the country’s most high-profile corruption cases. Fellow reporter Nguyen Van Hai (33) was sentenced on the charges to two years of « re-education without detention
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7673374.stm

2009: In China, six, including one Han, are sentenced to death over clashes in Xinjiang in July, increasing to 12 the number of death sentences
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8308169.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009101545858797808.html

2009: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao said that China intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic regime for its nuclear program.

 2009: A Philippine military tribunal acquits 11 officers of plotting a foiled Feb, 2006, coup against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/12027/philippines-acquits-11-alleged-coup-plotters/
http://news.gaeatimes.com/military-tribunal-acquits-11-young-officers-who-allegedly-plotted-to-oust-philippine-president-197022/

2012: Cambodia former king Norodom Sihanouk dies aged 89
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19943963


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJKY7ucae9k

2012: The Philippines sign a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19944101

2014: Generals from North and South Korea hold military talks for the first time in more than three years at a border village on how to ease animosities between the countries after two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media has reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/korean-generals-hold-miltary-talks-201410158130822344.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141015001198
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/north-south-korea-military-talks

All about the Maldives

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15 OCTOBER 2019

Human rights group shut down in Maldives for ‘insulting’ religion

A temporary shut down order was issued by the Maldives government against the Maldivian Democracy Network for a 2015 report that allegedly ‘insulted’ religion
https://ifex.org/human-rights-group-shut-down-in-maldives-for-insulting-religion/
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-suspends-ngo-for-slandering-islam-148485

3 AUGUST 2019

Maldives arrests ex-vice president and ‘assassin plot organiser’ Ahmed Adeeb after India denies entry

Maldives police on Saturday said they had arrested former vice-president Ahmed Adeeb and were bringing him to the capital Male after he was refused entry to India
http://www.asiaobserver.org/all-about-the-maldives

1 AUGUST 2019

Ahmed Adeeb – Maldives ex-vice president arrested in India

Former vice president Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested and detained by Indian agencies in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu on Thursday, while trying to enter the country illegally as a crew member of a tug boat
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92928
https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/maldives-ex-vice-president-arrested-in-india-147149
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/ex-vp-of-maldives-detained-in-tn-mea-verifying-reports20190801183622/

29 MAY 2019

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed elected parliament speaker

Mohamed Nasheed received 67 votes from among 87 members. His rival received 17 votes past midnight Tuesday
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/150/84/225/1559105695441.html?newsId=84171
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/nasheed-chosen-as-mdps-consensus-candidate-for-speaker-145615

10 APRIL 2019

Malè, a landslide victory for the Democratic Party. Growing distance from Beijing

The Maldivian Democratic Party, led by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won 65 seats out of a total of 87. The agreements signed with China are under careful scrutiny
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mal%26egrave%3B%2C-a-landslide-victory-for-the-Democratic-Party.-Growing-distance-from-Beijing–46735.html
https://www.theepochtimes.com/maldives-ruling-party-pledges-probe-into-chinese-deals-after-landslide-win_2874276.html

6 APRIL 2019

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/maldives-votes-in-crucial-ballot-to-elect-new-parliament-25600
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/liveblog-voting-extended-by-two-hours-144731
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/maldives-ex-leader-makes-comeback-in-landmark-vote-11418762

18 FEBRUARY 2019

Maldives court orders arrest of ex-President Yameen Abdul Gayoom

The criminal court in the capital Male ordered Monday that former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom be arrested and held in custody on suspicion of money laundering
https://www.dw.com/en/maldives-court-orders-arrest-of-ex-president-yameen-abdul-gayoom/a-47565284
https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/ex-president-yameen-detained-for-money-laundering-trial-143841
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/maldives-arrests-ex-leader-over-alleged-corruption-24277

17 DECEMBER 2018

India offers $1.9 billion financial aid to Maldives to counter China’s influence

India has offered US$1.4 billion (S$1.9 billion) in financial aid to the Maldives for infrastructure development, including its water and sewerage systems, in a move to counter China’s presence in the island nation and ease the pressure on it of its growing Chinese debt
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-offers-19-billion-financial-aid-to-maldives-to-counter-chinas-influence
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/indian-prime-minister-announces-us1-4-billion-assistance-to-maldives-143188
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181217_33/

9 DECEMBER 2018

Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth: president’s office

The Maldives has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, reversing a policy of isolation under autocratic leader Abdulla Yameen who suffered a shock defeat in September
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/maldives-applies-to-rejoin-commonwealth–president-s-office-11015428
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-parliament-endorses-decision-to-rejoin-commonwealth-143069

26 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed

The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday canceled former president Mohamed Nasheed’s 13-year jail sentence after a review of the controversial terrorism conviction
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

20 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives to rejoin Commonwealth

The new president of the Maldives has decided that the country will rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies after a two-year absence, his office said in a statement
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/maldives-to-rejoin-commonwealth-of-former-british-colonies-1.793718
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/maldives-all-set-to-rejoin-commonwealth-of-nations201811202040290002/

17 NOVEMBER 2018

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated on Saturday (Nov 17) as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ibrahim-mohamed-solih-sworn-maldives-president-181117111139762.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/solih-sworn-in-as-seventh-president-of-maldives-142689
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/solih-sworn-in-maldives-president-10941676

1 NOVEMBER 2018

Maldives ex-president Nasheed returns from exile

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/nasheed-welcomed-back-by-jubilant-supporters-142392
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-ex-president-returns-from-exile/4638395.html

21 OCTOBER 2018

Maldives’ top court rejects bid by strongman Abdulla Yameen to annul election defeat

The Maldives’ top court ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting strongman President Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide defeat to an opposition candidate
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-top-court-rejects-presidents-petition-for-fresh-polls-142183
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-loses-bid-annul-poll-result-181021100836322.html

10 OCTOBER 2018

Yameen’s party challenges poll defeat

Maldives’ outgoing President Abdulla Yameen has challenged his recent election defeat, with his Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) on Wednesday filing a legal petition claiming the September 23 presidential election was rigged
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-challenges-election-defeat/article25180945.ece?homepage=true
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-president-contests-election-at-supreme-court-142002

4 OCTOBER 2018

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim returns from exile to the Maldives

After more than a year in exile, Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim returned to the Maldives Thursday afternoon, days after the High Court ordered his release on bail
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2167049/maldives-opposition-leader-returns-home-warm-welcome-after
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/jp-leader-gasim-returns-to-maldives-2-141784

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives High Court frees Gayoom, Faris on bail

 The Maldives High Court on Sunday ordered former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son MP Faris Maumoon to be freed on bail, after his lawyers filed a motion to delay his four-month prison sentence for identity fraud
https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/maldives-high-court-frees-gayoom-faris-on-bail-141626

29 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives election body endorses opposition leader Solih’s victory amid threats

The Election Commission of Maldives on Saturday (Sept 29) officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating President Abdulla Yameen, who had sought a delay in publication of the final results
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-election-body-endorses-opposition-leader-solihs-victory-amid-threats
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/solih-confirmed-winner-of-maldives-presidential-election-141611

24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives incumbent President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat in the Presidential Election

The incumbent president of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday afternoon addressed his nation officially accepting defeat in Sunday’s presidential elections
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92166
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/the-opposition-has-won-in-the-maldives-what-does-it-mean-20431

23 SEPTEMBER

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate declares victory in polls

The Maldives opposition has claimed victory in the tense presidential election after its officials and an independent newspaper reported results from 90 percent of the ballot boxes which showed Ibrahim Mohamed Solih bagging 58 percent of the votes
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/maldives-opposition-takes-early-lead-tense-presidential-poll-180923150807023.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/live-blog-voting-extended-to-7pm-141439

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

Maldives accuses US of coercion and intimidation after sanctions threat

 The Maldives Friday accused the US of intimidation and coercion, following Washington’s threat of sanctions against people responsible for human rights abuses in the troubled honeymoon destination
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/maldives-accuses-us-of-coercion-and-intimidation-after-sanctions-threat-140912
http://ednews.net/en/news/politics/317701-maldives-hits-out-at-us-remarks-over-possible-sanctions

28 AUGUST 2018

‘They are going to rig it’: Maldives opposition warns against bid to sway September election

The opposition has accused the Maldives government of locking up most of the leaders who could challenge President Yameen’s bid for re-election
https://thewire.in/south-asia/maldives-opposition-rigging-presidential-elections
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2161713/they-are-going-rig-it-maldives-opposition-warns-against-bid

20 JULY 2018

Details emerge of EU sanctions on Maldives

The European Union has urged the Maldives to allow the “normal function” of parliament and the judiciary, as details emerged of the sanctions to be imposed over the worsening political and rights situation
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/details-emerge-of-eu-sanctions-on-maldives-139429

13 JUNE 2018

Former Maldives president is sentenced to 19 months in prison

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives from 1978 to 2008, was arrested in February on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of his half-brother
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2150667/former-maldives-president-sentenced-19-months-prison

17 APRIL 2018

Maldives unrest: Ex-President banned from election despite UN demands

The Maldives rejected a demand by the UN Human Rights Committee on Monday that former president Mohamed Nasheed be allowed to stand for office, including in a presidential election later this year
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/04/maldives-unrest-ex-president-banned-from-election-despite-un-demands/#mkHRcywTg3XWzx5Y.97

22 MARCH 2018

Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the Muslim-majority Indian Ocean island chain
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/22/556223/Maldives-Abdulla-Yameen-state-of-emergency-protest-opposition-prison-Supreme-Court
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2138497/maldives-president-abdulla-yameen-lifts-state-emergency

21 MARCH 2018

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and eight others charged with terrorism

The nine people charged at the criminal court included Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the 30-year ruler of the Indian Ocean archipelago state; Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed; four lawmakers including Gayoom’s son; and a former police commissioner
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/maldives-former-dictator-judges-charged-with-terrorism/
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2138212/more-trouble-paradise-maldives-ex-dictator-charged-terrorism
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/34/173/1/1521605346559.html

17 MARCH 2018

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen, the opposition said Saturday (March 17)
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/mass-arrests-in-maldives-as-activists-defy-emergency

27 FEBRUARY 2018

Second Maldives minister resigns, urges international help to overcome crisis

Maldives State Health Minister Dunya Maumoon has resigned, she said in a letter on Tuesday, grieved by the arrest of her father, the island nation’s longest-serving leader, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/second-maldives-minister-resigns-urges-international-help-to-overcome-crisis-3135628
https://thewire.in/228076/maldives-opposition-protesters-arrested-after-sc-validates-emergency-rule/

9 FEBRUARY 2018

A geopolitical storm in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives, better known for its tranquil seaside resorts, is in the throes of a vicious domestic power struggle. But its troubles also reflect what happens when bigger foreign powers join the fray
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/a-geopolitical-storm-in-the-indian-ocean

8 FEBRUARY 2018

China dismisses accusations that it is ‘buying up the Maldives’

China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while the Maldives government said on Thursday it is sending envoys to three countries to explain its ongoing political crisis
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132626/china-dismisses-accusations-it-buying-maldives
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-embattled-president-abdulla-yameen-sends-envoys-to-china-saudi-for-support

6 FEBRUARY 2018

As the Political Game of Chess Continues in Maldives, India Still Stuck in Decision-Making Mode

Even as the Indian government issued its first public statement on Tuesday condemning the island nation’s government for declaring a state of emergency, it has yet to decide what role it will play in the ongoing Maldives crisis
https://thewire.in/221711/political-game-chess-continues-maldives-india-still-stuck-decision-making-mode/
https://www.oneindia.com/india/maldives-crisis-india-keep-troops-ready-2636239.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/06/maldives-opposition-pleads-india-send-troops-countrys-president/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives President Yameen declares 15-day state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced, deepening the political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-maldives-president-yameen-declares-15-day-state-of-emergency-2581739
https://www.oneindia.com/international/president-abdulla-yameen-declares-15-days-state-of-emergency-in-maldives-2635337.html

3 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free political prisoners

Maldivian authorities announced an indefinite postponement of parliament as President Abdulla Yameen’s regime resisted international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order to free political prisoners
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/feb/03/maldives-shuts-parliament-resists-order-to-free-political-prisoners-1767806.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-maldives-president-fires-2nd-police-chief-in-3-days-2581153
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/feb/03/maldives-president-yameen-abdul-gayoom-not-attempting-to-flee-country-spokesperson-1767835.html

2 FEBRUARY 2018

Maldives court orders release and retrial of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

The Maldives Supreme Court has ordered the release and a new trial for former president Mohamed Nasheed. The ruling could allow Nasheed to challenge current President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in this year’s election
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/maldives-court-throws-case-mohamed-nasheed-180201154603414.html
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/maldives-overturned-conviction-former-president-must-mark-turning-point
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/02/maldives-regime-threatened-exiled-leader-says-will-run-president/

29 JANUARY 2016

Opposition seeks to oust Maldives leader

Opposition leaders in the Maldives, including two former heads of state, have asked the Supreme Court to remove the President and investigate corruption allegations against him
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/opposition-seeks-to-oust-maldives-leader/article22577607.ece?homepage=true
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/236/178/181/1517210462129.html

22 JANUARY 2018

Exiled Maldives leader says Chinese deals on islands are ‘land grabs’

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Monday accused China of seizing land in the politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2130055/exiled-maldives-leader-says-chinese-deals-islands-are-land

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Maldives Parliament Approves FTA With China – But With No Opposition Present

The Maldives will soon become the second country in South Asia, after Pakistan, to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, after it was passed on Wednesday evening by parliament in an ‘emergency’ sitting
https://thewire.in/200906/maldives-parliament-approves-fta-china-amidst-opposition-boycott/

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Maldives suspends a third of its lawyers

Officials in the Maldives have suspended at least 54 lawyers and have charged them with contempt of court for filing a petition demanding the rule of law in the South Asian archipelago
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-suspends-a-third-of-its-lawyers/4023492.html

22 AUGUST 2017

Maldives to reintroduce death penalty after six decades

Despite international pressure the Maldives will reintroduce the death penalty after a 60-year moratorium to try and reduce the rising number of murders and stop drug-trafficking, a senior advisor to President Abdulla Yameen said on Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2107828/maldives-reintroduce-death-penalty-after-six-decades

15 AUGUST 2017

Maldive president Abdulla Yameen ‘admits receiving bags of stolen cash’

Apparent admission follows Al Jazeera investigation exposing how Yameen and aides embezzled millions from state coffers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/abdulla-yameen-admits-receiving-bags-stolen-cash-170815091334393.html

24 JULY 2017

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker’s removal

The Maldivian army has locked down the country’s parliament after the opposition vowed to move ahead with a vote against a key ally of President Abdulla Yameen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/maldives-parliament-shut-stop-speaker-removal-170724102004891.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-idUSKBN1A91M2?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/11/1/228/1500899736120.html

3 JULY 2017

Maldives opposition in fresh bid to take Parliament

Maldives opposition parties on Monday (July 3) launched a new bid to seize control of Parliament through a third attempt to impeach the speaker
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-opposition-in-fresh-bid-to-take-parliament

5 JUNE 2017

Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

Maldives announced Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_MALDIVES_QATAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-05-08-11-25
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/05/06/2017/Maldives-and-Yemen-joins-4-other-nations-in-cutting-ties-with-Qatar

4 MAY 2017

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2153

23 APRIL 2017

Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed, who poked fun at politicians, stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. He was 29
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2089931/maldives-blogger-yameen-rasheed-who-poked-fun-politicians

7 APRIL 2017

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for « plotting to overthrow the government », police said on Friday, days after the opposition’s failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-police-arrest-opposition-leader-for-plotting-to-oust/3660782.html

12 MARCH 2017

Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives

Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best known for high-end tourism and an existential battle against climate change – has emerged as a key player in a regional struggle for influence
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2077913/why-saudi-arabia-china-and-islamic-state-are-courting-maldives

28 FEBRUARY 2017

Maldives ex-president eyes risky political comeback

Mohamed Nasheed was president of the Maldives until he was forced from office and imprisoned. From exile in London, he tells DW that he wants to make a comeback to protect his country from sinking under a « dictatorship. »
http://www.dw.com/en/maldives-ex-president-eyes-risky-political-comeback/a-37749260

21 JANUARY 2017

Former president of Maldives wants to run for office again – and save his sinking nation

He faces jail in the Maldives but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide the island nation away from environmental catastrophe
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2064230/former-president-maldives-wants-run-office-again-and-save-his

13 OCTOBER 2016

Maldives leaves Commonwealth amid democracy row

The Maldives has withdrawn from the Commonwealth, accusing it of interfering in domestic affairs and « unfair and unjust » treatment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37647310

25 AUGUST 2016

Maldives president faces ‘removal plot’, BBC learns

 His spokesman told the BBC they knew of claims of an attempt to « overthrow » the government, describing it as a « clear breach of international norms »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37166170

9 AUGUST 2016

Maldives approves defamation law criticised by UN

The Maldives legalised criminal defamation on Tuesday in a move criticised by the United Nations and which the opposition said was aimed at stifling dissent
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-approves-defamat/3029450.html

22 JUNE 2016

Maldives appoints new vice-president

The Maldivian government announced its shuffle to the cabinet Wednesday, with Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad being appointed as vice president
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/22/content_15452899.html

6 JUNE 2016

Maldives’ former vice-president jailed on terrorism charges

A court in the Maldives jailed former Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb for 10 years on terrorism charges, his lawyer said on Monday (June 6), after a closed-door trial that was denounced by the opposition as flawed.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-former-vice-president-jailed-on-terrorism-charges

1st JUNE 2016

Ousted Maldives president Nasheed forms opposition-in-exile group in Britain, aimed at toppling goverment

Mohamed Nasheed, a former president of the Maldives now in exile in Britain after being ousted from office and jailed in his country, formed an opposition group on Wednesday (June 1) aimed at toppling the government of President Abdulla Yameen.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/ousted-maldives-president-nasheed-forms-opposition-in-exile-group-in-britain-aimed

23 MAY 2016

Mohamed Nasheed: Former Maldives president ‘given UK asylum’

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, according to his lawyer
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36365253
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/24/c_135382316.htm

11 APRIL 2016

India Mends Ties With Maldives

In a signal of a revival in ties between India and the Maldives, the president of the Indian Ocean island country committed to what he called an “India-first” policy on a two-day visit to New Delhi
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-mends-ties-with-maldives-amid-worries-over-growing-chinese-influence/3279503.html

3 APRIL 2016

Maldives police arrest reporters at press freedom rally

Maldives police arrested 16 independent journalists while breaking up their demonstration against an alleged crackdown on freedom of speech in the politically troubled nation, private media outlets reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/maldives-police-arrest-reporters-press-freedom-rally-160403133751586.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/maldives-police-break-media-protest-arrests-journalists-38116145

17 FEBRUARY 2016

Maldives jails opposition leader for terrorism

A Maldives court has convicted opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

17 JANUARY 2016

Jailed ex-Maldives president refuses to leave for UK because of ‘hostage’ demand

The jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has turned down the chance to travel to Britain for surgery because the government demanded that he nominate a relative as a legal “hostage” to guarantee his return
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12104489/Jailed-ex-Maldives-president-refuses-to-leave-for-UK-because-of-hostage-demand.html

16 JANUARY 2016

Maldives’ democracy hero and jailed ex-president Nasheed allowed to fly to Britain for surgery

The jailed former Maldives president and democracy hero Mohammed Nasheed is to be allowed to travel to Britain for spine surgery in a surprise reversal by the regime that jailed him on terrorism charges.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12103403/Maldives-democracy-hero-and-jailed-ex-president-allowed-to-fly-to-Britain-for-surgery.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35334088

28 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives police in violent crackdown against opposition

A number of opposition figures in the Maldives have been hospitalised after police used pepper spray to suppress a demonstration calling for the release of jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/maldives-police-pepper-spray-opposition-protesters-151127212132549.html

10 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives lifts state of emergency, foreign ministry says

The Maldives on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-lifts-state-of-e/2250992.html

4 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives declares 30-day emergency ahead of pro-Nasheed rally

The Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a 30-day state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects before a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said
http://atimes.com/2015/11/maldives-declares-30-day-emergency-ahead-of-protest-rally/
http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/04/maldives-declares-state-of-emergency/

24 OCTOBER 2015

Maldives police arrest vice president Ahmed Adeeb over plot to assassinate president

Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in a probe over a speedboat explosion targeting president Abdulla Yameen, police and government officials said
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-24/maldives-police-arrest-vice-president-ahmed-adeeb-over-plot-to-assassinate-president/1507166 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/maldives-arrests-vice-president-assassination-bid-151024085428419.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/24/maldives-vice-president-arrested-and-charged-with-attempted-murder-of-president/

 

Philippines foreign policy and security

15 OCTOBER 2019

Philippines Conducts Maritime Exercises with US, Japan and Australia

The Philippines launched large-scale maritime drills on Wednesday with allies the United States and Japan near disputed areas in the South China Sea, military officials said Tuesday, amid heightened concern about Beijing’s military influence in the region
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/naval-exercises-10152019122404.html

4 OCTOBER 2019

Duterte seeks deeper ties with Latin America, Africa, Central Asia

“In the remaining three years of my term, we will likewise expand the horizon of Philippine diplomacy by deepening our engagement in Latin America, Africa and Central Asia,” Duterte said
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/710471/duterte-seeks-deeper-ties-with-latin-america-africa-central-asia/story/

29 AUGUST 2019

Duterte Meets Xi, Raises Arbitral Ruling on South China Sea Disputes

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the eighth time in three years, during which he raised the issue of the 2016 arbitral ruling that invalidated Beijing’s expansive claims to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, officials said
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/philippines-china-08292019095559.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3024961/xi-jinping-urges-rodrigo-duterte-help-build-china-philippine

29 JULY 2019

China-Philippines military ties ‘vital to bilateral relations’ says Chinese ambassador

The military-to-military relationship between China and the Philippines has become an important part of the bilateral relations, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said on Monday
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/111/197/143/1564457705087.html?newsId=90368

21 JUNE 2019

Philippines to Monitor China Telecom For Spying, Cybersecurity Threats

The Philippines will be monitoring China Telecom’s upcoming operations in the country for spying and other cybersecurity threats, Nikkei Asian Review reported on June 20
https://www.theepochtimes.com/philippines-to-monitor-china-telecom-for-spying-cybersecurity-threats_2971570.html

18 JUNE 2019

Filipinos burn Chinese flags in protest against Duterte’s ‘weak’ response to South China Sea sinking

Demonstrators in Manila on Tuesday burned Chinese flags in protest over what they said was a “weak” response by President Rodrigo Duterte to the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/3015058/filipinos-burn-chinese-flags-protest-against-dutertes-weak
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/06/18/1927531/palace-we-cant-and-wont-summon-chinese-envoy-over-boat-sinking

12 JUNE 2019

Philippines slams suspected Chinese vessel for ‘contemptible’ sinking of fishing boat

The boat hit an anchored Filipino craft, the F/B GIMVER 1, on Sunday near Recto Bank – claimed by both Manila and Beijing causing it to sink and leaving 22 crewmen “to the mercy of the elements”, said Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3014237/philippines-slams-suspected-chinese-vessel-sinking-fishing
https://www.rappler.com/nation/232914-sinking-filipino-vessel-first-philippines-china-dispute

7 JUNE 2019

Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

How the Philippine military’s efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/philippines-building-military-base-taiwan-190602083030285.html

20 MAY 2019

Philippines prefers Chinese cash rather than US ‘strategic confusion’ in South China Sea, says foreign minister

The US is projecting “strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the country to deepen its ties with China
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3010996/philippines-prefers-chinese-cash-rather-us-strategic-confusion

2 MAY 2019

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. visited China between March 18-21, 2019. During his visit, Locsin said that the Philippines would consolidate mutual political trust with China, deepen cooperation in various fields, and jointly explore ways to promote maritime cooperation, peace and stability and continuously push for new progress in the Philippine-China relations. The Chinese side also expressed its willingness to focus on promoting the four areas and stepping up Philippine-China relations to a new level
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/957.html

25 APRIL 2019

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tries to smooth over South China Sea tensions in meeting with China’s Xi Jinping

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tried to play down tensions over the South China Sea and restated his support for Beijing’s contentious global infrastructure and trade plan as he courted Chinese investment on his latest visit to the country
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3007690/philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte-tries-smooth-over-south
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/04/26/1912745/china-philippines-ties-getting-better-and-better-xi
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/174850/philippines-and-china-keep-lines-open-on-maritime-row

11 APRIL 2019

Philippine, US troops train for invasion scenario on island adjacent to South China Sea

Philippine and US troops on Wednesday (Apr 10) conducted their first joint airfield seizure drill on an island adjacent to the South China Sea, aimed at helping the Southeast Asian country deal with any potential island invasion
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/philippines-united-states-defence-troops-training-exercise-drill-11435390
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1105986/watch-ph-us-forces-hold-amphibious-drills-near-disputed-sea

8 APRIL 2019

Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions

The destroyers Admiral Tributs and Vinogradov — classified as « large, anti-submarine ships » — docked in Manila early Monday, along with the Admiral Irkut, a « large sea tanker
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/asia/russia-philippines-south-china-sea-intl/index.html

United States will be the Philippines’ only military ally, foreign chief Teodoro Locsin says amid South China Sea tensions

The United States will remain the Philippines’ only military ally, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr said, amid an increased Chinese presence near a disputed island in the South China Sea
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3005271/united-states-will-be-philippines-only-military-ally

5 APRIL 2019

South China Sea: Duterte warns Beijing of ‘suicide missions’ to protect disputed island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of “suicide missions” if China touches it
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/05/asia/south-china-sea-duterte-beijing-intl/index.html
https://www.manilatimes.net/back-off-pag-asa-island/536113/
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/3004904/philippines-mulls-bringing-south-china-sea-dispute-un-hague

1 APRIL 2019

Philippines Protests Over Chinese Vessels in Disputed Waters

The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea, the president’s spokesman said on April 1
https://www.theepochtimes.com/philippines-protests-over-chinese-vessels-in-disputed-waters_2861619.html
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1654796/philippines-protests-swarming-of-chinese-boats-near-island

21 MARCH 2019

Two former Philippine ministers file case in ICC against China’s island-building in South China Sea

Two former Philippine government officials have filed a case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) holding China’s President Xi Jinping accountable for a massive island-building push in the South China Sea which they charged has led to « the most massive, near permanent and devastating destruction of the environment in humanity’s history »
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/two-former-philippine-ministers-file-case-in-icc-against-chinas-island-building-in
https://www.rappler.com/nation/226315-ex-philippine-officials-bring-xi-jinping-international-criminal-court
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/688787/duterte-icc-suit-vs-xi-won-t-affect-phl-china-relations/story/
https://www.philstar.com/happens/75

6 MARCH 2019

Philippine Defense Chief Calls for Review of Defense Treaty with US

The Philippines should review an outdated defense treaty with the United States and avoid unnecessarily being dragged to war in case of conflict between Washington and China over the South China Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/ph-us-treaty-03052019123519.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/05/asia/philippines-defense-treaty-china-us-intl/index.html

31 JANVIER 2019

China eyes a strategic port in the Philippines

A sudden and unexpected bankruptcy has provided China with a unique opportunity to win control of a Philippine port facility at Subic, the former site of US military bases that were closed in 1991 amid a surge of anti-American nationalism at the end of the Cold War
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-eyes-a-strategic-port-in-the-philippines/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=dd58012854-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_30_12_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-dd58012854-31591405

12 DECEMBER 2018

Philippine Congress Extends Martial Law in Mindanao Region

Philippine legislators approved an extension of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law for one more year in the southern Mindanao region Wednesday, following claims from security officials that militants linked to Islamic State continued to pose threats
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/philippines-militants-12122018095159.html
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/12/13/1876666/congress-oks-1-more-year-martial-law

27 NOVEMBER 2018

Xi-Duterte deals stir a furor in the Philippines

Chinese President and Philippine leader entered 29 new agreements that opposition critics claim lack transparency and could undermine sovereign interests in the South China Sea
http://www.atimes.com/article/hold-xi-duterte-deals-stir-a-furor-in-the-philippines/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=a73d2337f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_27_02_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-a73d2337f4-31591405

21 NOVEMBER 2018

What Xi did and didn’t give Duterte

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to the Philippines heralded a new ‘strategic partnership’ but failed to deliver vowed billions of dollars of aid and investment
http://www.atimes.com/article/what-xi-did-and-didnt-give-duterte/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=a529d5a25b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_21_01_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-a529d5a25b-31591405

20 NOVEMBER 2018

China and Philippines sign oil and gas exploration deal as Xi Jinping meets Rodrigo Duterte
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2174213/china-philippines-sign-oil-and-gas-exploration-deal-xi-jinping
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/21/1870458/philippines-china-sign-mou-joint-gas-oil-developement
https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Belt-and-Road/China-stages-comeback-in-Philippine-telecoms-and-rail-sectors

3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Netanyahu warmly welcomes Philippines’ Duterte to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended a warm welcome to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday at the start of an official visit, despite being criticized for embracing a leader accused of human rights abuses in his deadly drug crackdown
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/09/03/netanyahu-warmly-welcomes-philippines-duterte-to-israel.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2162585/netanyahu-warmly-welcomes-philippines-duterte-israel
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/09/03/1848356/israeli-newspaper-calls-duterte-unwanted-guest-editorial

31 AUGUST 2018

Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid sea feud

The Philippines notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident happened near a hotly disputed region, three Philippine officials said Friday
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/31/philippines-informs-china-grounded-frigate-amid-sea-feud.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2162298/beijing-sends-coastguard-vessels-after-philippine-warship-runs
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/31/1847516/palace-dismisses-possible-chinese-interference-grounded-navy-ship

15 AUGUST 2018

US hands over sophisticated military gear to Philippines

The United States has handed over sophisticated, aircraft-borne electronic equipment to the Philippines, which will allow its armed forces to monitor the country’s maritime domain from as far as 200 kilometres away
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/us-hands-over-sophisticated-military-gear-to-philippines-1.2266583

5 JUNE 2018

Philippines, South Korea sign 4 agreements to boost relations

South Korea has offered the Philippines $1 billion in official development assistance to help finance President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/167509/ph-south-korea-sign-4-agreements-boost-relations
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=218371

29 MAY 2018

Philippines, China draw ‘red lines’ in South China Sea dispute

Both the Philippines and China have identified actions that would be deemed unacceptable in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said Monday
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/29/1819745/philippines-china-draw-red-lines-south-china-sea-dispute#rb27AMRaDLYV5kox.99
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2148204/philippines-rodrigo-duterte-will-go-war-china-if-it

2 MAY 2018

Philippines gets new Israel missiles to boost naval capabilities

The Philippines has completed the purchase of its first-ever ship-borne missile systems as part of a military modernization program and for the expansion of its naval capabilities in the disputed South China Sea
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/02/560433/Philippines-navy-South-China-Sea

19 APRIL 2018

Philippine-US war games expanded to include Japan, Australia

Annual US-Philippine military exercises involving thousands of troops will be expanded for the first time to include other countries, with Japanese and Australian forces invited to join what will be the 34th edition of the war games
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-us-war-games-expanded-to-include-japan-australia

23 MARCH 2018

US foreign policy is failing in the Philippines

In spite of the United States’ renewed focus on great power competition in the 2018 National Defense Strategy,the war against terrorism will remain salient to US strategy. In few places is this clearer than in the Philippines
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/03/23/us-foreign-policy-is-failing-in-the-philippines/

14 MARCH 2018

Duterte withdraws Philippines from International Criminal Court

Outspoken Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial decision to withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court amid a probe into alleged crimes against humanity in his brutal anti-drug crackdown that has killed thousands
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/14/duterte-withdraws-philippines-from-international-criminal-court.html
https://www.rappler.com/nation/198171-full-text-philippines-rodrigo-duterte-statement-international-criminal-court-withdrawal
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/646641/amnesty-international-phl-s-withdrawal-from-icc-too-late-to-stop-probe-vs-alleged-ejks/story/
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-moves-to-quit-icc-what-does-it-mean-10043370

12 MARCH 2018

Duterte goes to war with UN as he threatens to throw rights team to the crocodiles

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fuelled an extraordinary war of words with the United Nations by saying that their human rights team should be fed to crocodiles if they came to investigate his controversial war on drugs
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/12/duterte-goes-war-un-threatens-throw-rights-team-crocodiles/
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/03/13/1796217/palace-dutertes-crocodile-response-united-nations-appropriate

French Navy ship visit to Philippines shows France commitment to security, freedom of navigation

The visit of a French Navy’s light patrol frigate to the Philippines shows France as a “Pacific power” that is committed to “security” and adherence to the principle of freedom of navigation in Southeast Asia, officials said after the Vendmiaire docked at a port in Manila on Monday
http://www.manilatimes.net/french-navy-ship-visit-to-ph-shows-france-commitment-to-security-freedom-of-navigation/385691
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164912/philippines-france-south-china-sea-west-philippine-sea-military-cooperation-dispute-southeast-asia-defense-peace

7 FEBRUARY 2018

Philippines President Duterte slams European Union as ‘stupid’, refuses summit invite after criticism of bloody drug war

President Rodrigo Duterte has angrily turned down an invitation to an Asia-Europe summit in Brussels as he again lashed out at the EU and accused the bloc of insulting him over his deadly war on drugs
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2132426/philippines-president-duterte-slams-europoean-union-stupid

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

The Philippines has declared that war is not an option in resolving its dispute with China, which was found to have continued its military build-up in disputed South China Sea areas, declared by a UN arbitration court to belong to Manila
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/philippines-china-military-build-war-option-180205080825411.html#
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/163814/palace-duterte-roque-south-china-sea-militarization-disputed-sea-island-military-reef
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/06/1785089/palace-downplays-chinas-almost-done-militarization-south-china-sea

7 DECEMBER 2017

Examining the “Political Temperature” behind Philippines-China Relations

It is also important to note that China’s much-touted goodwill towards the Philippines and the rest of the region hinges on its bilateral relations. As Premier Li indicated, the increase or decrease in the “political temperature” is very important. For President Duterte, it is critical to maintain the warm temperature in Philippines-China relations for as long as he can, and not allow it to freeze again. As China presently benefits from this newly “thawed” relation, there is uncertainty and anxiety for the Philippines over the future costs of this warm reception
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/611.html

14 NOVEMBER 2017

Rodrigo Duterte calls Justin Trudeau’s questions about war on drugs an ‘insult’

The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, attacked Canada’s Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including Donald Trump
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/14/rodrigo-duterte-justin-trudeau-war-on-drugs-insult

13 NOVEMBER 2017

Trump-Duterte: US president hails ‘great relationship’

US President Trump has said he has a « great relationship » with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the two met at a regional summit in Manila. The meeting got off to a rocky start with a group handshake gone awry
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41964930
http://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-meets-philippine-president-duterte-as-asean-summit-kicks-off-in-manila/a-41351485

31 OCTOBER 2017

Is the Philippines’ Duterte playing China against Japan?

Although Tokyo offered financial support to Manila, Japan is in no position to rival China financially. Duterte knows this and is using the Beijing-Tokyo rivalry to his own advantage. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo
http://www.dw.com/en/is-the-philippines-duterte-playing-china-against-japan/a-41186294

17 OCTOBER 2017

Philippine President Duterte declares Marawi ‘liberation’ from jihadists

Philippine President Duterte has declared that Marawi city is now liberated from IS-linked jihadists. Rebuilding and rehabilitating the war-torn city will be a test case for Duterte, say analysts
http://www.dw.com/en/philippine-president-duterte-declares-marawi-liberation-from-jihadists/a-40988478
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/duterte-declares-marawi-liberated-military-says-30-militants-9317748

16 OCTOBER 2017

Last leaders of Muslim militant siege in southern Philippines, killed in fighting

The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed on Monday in one of the final battles by thousands of troops to retake the last area in Marawi city held by pro-Islamic State militants
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2115487/isnilon-hapilon-last-leader-muslim-militant-siege-southern
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/leaders-of-marawi-war-killed-in-clashes-with-philippine-forces-defence-secretary
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171016_33/

15 OCTOBER 2017

Duterte says he refused British aid, ready to lose Europe

The Philippine president said he has asked his finance secretary to reject an unspecified British financial aid package and that he’s ready to cut diplomatic ties with all European countries critical of his deadly anti-drug crackdown
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/75/139/219/1508040330199.html

9 OCTOBER 2017

Philippines apologises to China for using Taiwan logo at ceremony

The Philippines apologised to China on Monday for a « grievous but purely unintentional » mistake after it displayed the logo of the defence ministry of Taiwan, not China, at an event marking Beijing’s donation of 3,000 rifles to Manila.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-apologises-to-china-for-using-taiwan-logo-at-ceremony-9292746
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114532/philippines-sorry-grievous-error-saw-it-use-taiwan

29 AUGUST 2017

Islamic State: Australia offers to send Special Forces to help fight IS in Philippines city of Marawi

Australian Special Forces soldiers could soon be deployed to the Southern Philippines to help local forces fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the country’s south
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-29/australia-offers-troops-to-help-philippines-fight-is/8851750?section=world
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/08/australia-offers-additional-military-help-philippines-fight-islamic-state/#FqGpkVMQvMqmRWrl.97

3 JULY 2017

Philippines, US security alliance still holds

President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid for an independent foreign policy, the Philippines’ security partnership with long-time ally US remains firm, with the two countries freshly concluding a coordinated patrol exercise in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/07/philippines-us-security-alliance-still-holds/#fbv02JfL0KovGUxV.99

1st JULY 2017

US, Philippines Navy Ships Patrol Sulu Sea

The United States and Philippine navies held a joint naval patrol Saturday in dangerous southern Philippine waters, amid rising international concern about Islamist militancy and piracy in the region
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-philippines-patrol-sulu-sea/3924116.html
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN_KASHMIR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-01-03-39-37

10 JUNE 2017

US commandos helping Philippines troop battle Islamist militants in Marawi

Special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, the US embassy said Saturday, as 13 Filipino marines were killed in fresh fighting
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/10/us-commandos-helpingphilippines-troop-battle-islamist-militants/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40231605
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/06/11/1708722/us-forces-assisting-philippines-battle-end-siege

1 MAY 2017

Duterte visits Chinese warships in hometown Davao in first Philippines port call since 2010

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday visited Chinese warships docked in his hometown, highlighting fast-warming relations despite competing claims in the South China Sea
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2092036/duterte-visits-chinese-warships-hometown-davao-first-philippines
http://www.manilatimes.net/president-open-war-games-china-sulu/325058/

30 APRIL 2017

Donald Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte to White House in ‘warm’ phone call as Chinese ships arrive in the Philippines

US President Donald Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, telling the Philippine leader during a phone call that he is interested in developing « a warm, working Relationship »
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-04-30/donald-trump-invites-rodrigo-duterte-to-white-house-in-warm-phone-call-as-chinese-ships-arrive-in-th/1668166
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/04/30/1695408/trump-invites-duterte-white-house-discuss-renewed-ties
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2091832/trump-invites-duterte-washington-friendly-phone-call

27 APRIL 2017

Indonesia-Philippines sea border pact ratified

Indonesia’s Parliament on Thursday (April 27) ratified a landmark sea border agreement with the Philippines, which sets the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundaries between the two countries in the Mindanao and Celebes seas
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-philippines-sea-border-pact-ratified

21 APRIL 2017

Philippine defence chief visits disputed Spratly island

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana flew to a disputed South China Sea island on Friday (April 21), brushing off a challenge by the Chinese military while asserting Manila’s territorial claim to the strategic region
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-defence-chief-visits-disputed-spratly-island
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/04/22/1692733/chinese-challenge-philippines-defense-chiefs-plane

19 MARCH 2017

China too powerful to confront, Durterte says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he could not stop China from building on a disputed shoal near his country’s west coast because it was too powerful
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/03/philippines-duterte-says-not-war-china-cant-stop-scarborough-shoal-activities/#H2H4yozdRHh0LQvW.97
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153556/duterte-cant-stop-china-panatag
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1217622/duterte-bound-for-bangkok-monday-cant-stop-china

27 FEBRUARY 2017

Duterte plays a dangerous game in the South China Sea

Philippine president’s courting of China as he pivots away from the United States could reap dividends – or a military coup
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2073858/duterte-plays-dangerous-game-south-china-sea

1 FEBRUARY 2017

Philippine communist rebels end ceasefire, accuses Duterte’s government of human rights abuses

The move comes after a third round of peace talks aimed at ending decades of bloodshed wrapped up in Italy last week with no deal on a permanent truce
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2067244/philippine-communist-rebels-end-ceasefire-accuses-dutertes
http://www.manilatimes.net/reds-resume-war/310159/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippines-communist-rebels-end-ceasefire-but-still-support-peace-talks

16 JANUARY 2017

Philippines filed diplomatic protest over South China Sea buildup: Minister

The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China, its foreign minister said on Monday, over Beijing’s installation last year of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on its manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-filed-diplomatic-protest-over-south-china-sea/3442404.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippines-quietly-protests-chinas-weapons-installations-on-islands

10 JANUARY 2017

Duterte wants Mindanao peace, does MILF want it too?

Last week, armed rebels with links to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front attacked a jail in the southern Philippines and freed their leaders. Are the group’s lower ranks getting frustrated with the ongoing peace process?
http://www.dw.com/en/duterte-wants-mindanao-peace-does-milf-want-it-too/a-37078888

7 JANUARY 2017

Duterte asks Russia: Be Philippine ally and protector

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continued his offer of friendship to Russia as he visited a Russian antisubmarine vessel docked in Manila
http://www.asianews.network/content/duterte-asks-russia-be-philippine-ally-and-protector-36851
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701071049353801-philippines-duterte-bases/

3 JANUARY 2017

Russian warships visit Manila in Moscow’s bid to hold maritime drills

Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact, as President Rodrigo Duterte pivots to United States’ traditional rivals
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/philippines-russian-warships-manila-moscows-maritime-drills/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1904: The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur (Lushun) in China during the Russo-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War

1929: Nadir Khan sizes the throne of Afghanistan after a 3-way power struggle. His tribal Wazir army looted government buildings and houses of wealthy citizens because the treasury was empty. Habibullah Kalakani and supporters of Amanullah Khan are killed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1934: The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March the following day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Encirclement_Campaign

1948: China’s Red army occupied Jinzhou (Manchuria)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinzhou

1948-10-15 Final Attack on Jinzhou

1957: China and Soviet Union sign a secret agreement for nuclear cooperation

1965: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-draft-card-burned

1969: Millions march in US to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moratorium_to_End_the_War_in_Vietnam

1990: United Nations General Assembly approves the Peace plan for Cambodia

1997: In Sri Lanka 18 people are killed in a series of bomb blasts in downtown Colombo and some 110 were injured. The blasts occurred at the World Trade Cente
http://books.google.fr/books?id=-wwPNjSnxcYC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=1997+attack+on+Colombo+world+trade+center&source=bl&ots=rqMBNE7jcW&sig=lDNmDqUC0qBBcTUfjSNran3ijGA&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=SmQ9VM3QLM3fOJaSgdAK&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=1997%20attack%20on%20Colombo%20world%20trade%20center&f=false

1997-10-15 WTC attack

1999: Security Council demands that Taliban turn over Usama Bin Laden to appropriate authorities

2004: The last border small problems between China and Russia are solved

2009: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao said that China intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic regime for its nuclear program.

2012: The Philippines sign a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19944101

2014: Generals from North and South Korea hold military talks for the first time in more than three years at a border village on how to ease animosities between the countries after two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media has reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/korean-generals-hold-miltary-talks-201410158130822344.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141015001198
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/north-south-korea-military-talks

On 15 October in South Asian history

1997-10-15 WTC attack

ON 15 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1542: Birth of Akbar the Great who ruled the Mughal empire in India from 1556 to 1605
http://www.boloji.com/history/011.htm
http://www.biography.com/people/akbar-the-great-9178163

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBB96mj2X38

1754: Joseph François Dupleix, Governor general of the establishments in India, returns to France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1914: Birth of Mohammed Zahir Shah, king of Afghanistan (1933-1973) who died on July 23, 2007
http://www.afghan-network.net/Rulers/zahir_shah.html

1918: Death of Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint, born on September 28, 1835
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_Baba_of_Shirdi
http://www.saibabaofshirdi.net/

1929: Nadir Khan sizes the throne of Afghanistan after a 3-way power struggle. His tribal Wazir army looted government buildings and houses of wealthy citizens because the treasury was empty. Habibullah Kalakani and supporters of Amanullah Khan are killed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1931: Birth of Aval Pakir Jainulabdeen Abduk Kalam, President of India (2002-2007)
http://www.abdulkalam.nic.in/profile.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-october-1931-indian-scientist-and-former-president-a.p.j.-abdul-kalam-was-born


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGZaS4sdeU

1932: Tata Airlines (Now Air India) makes its first fly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Airlines

1934: Birth of N. Ramani, Indian flutist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Ramani

1946: Birth of Victor Banerjee, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Banerjee
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051856/

Victor Bannerjee

1957: Birth of Mira Nair, Indian female film maker
https://www.cinestaan.com/people/mira-nair-15195

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY4q9yHSJ_A

1961: Death of Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Indian poet and author, born on February 21, 1896
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/suryakant-tripathi.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suryakant_Tripathi_’Nirala

1997: In Sri Lanka 18 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts in downtown Colombo and some 110 were injured. The blasts occurred at the World Trade Cente
http://books.google.fr/books?id=-wwPNjSnxcYC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=1997+attack+on+Colombo+world+trade+center&source=bl&ots=rqMBNE7jcW&sig=lDNmDqUC0qBBcTUfjSNran3ijGA&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=SmQ9VM3QLM3fOJaSgdAK&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=1997%20attack%20on%20Colombo%20world%20trade%20center&f=false

1997-10-15 WTC attack

1999: Security Council demands that Taliban turn over Usama Bin Laden to appropriate authorities

1999: In Pakistan Gen’l. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency and suspended the constitution
http://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/oct/15/pakistan.suzannegoldenberg2

 

On 15 October in Southeast Asian history

1999-10-15-anti-habibie

ON 15 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1914: Birth of Lim Yew Hock, second chief minister of Singapore (1956-1959) who died on November 30, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Yew_Hock
https://remembersingapore.org/2012/11/13/the-curious-case-of-lim-yew-hock/

lim-yew-hock-2

1965: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-draft-card-burned

1969: Millions march in US to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moratorium_to_End_the_War_in_Vietnam

1990: United Nations General Assembly approves the Peace plan for Cambodia

1999: In Indonesia thousands of anti-Habibie demonstrators fought police and pressured the official assembly to go forward with reforms
https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/oct/15/indonesia.marktran

1999-10-15-anti-habibie
2004: Indonesian prosecutors formally charged militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir with ordering his followers to launch a suicide attack on the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta last year.
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2004/10/16/cleric_charged_with_ordering_attack_on_indonesian_hotel/?camp=pm

2008: A Vietnamese court sentenced journalist Nguyen Viet Chien (56) to two years in prison, accusing him of writing inaccurate stories about one of the country’s most high-profile corruption cases. Fellow reporter Nguyen Van Hai (33) was sentenced on the charges to two years of « re-education without detention
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7673374.stm

2009: A Philippine military tribunal acquits 11 officers of plotting a foiled Feb, 2006, coup against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/12027/philippines-acquits-11-alleged-coup-plotters/
http://news.gaeatimes.com/military-tribunal-acquits-11-young-officers-who-allegedly-plotted-to-oust-philippine-president-197022/

2012: Cambodia former king Norodom Sihanouk dies aged 89

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19943963

2012: The Philippines sign a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19944101

On 15 October in Japan’s history

ON 15 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1904: The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur (Lushun) in China during the Russo-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War

1948: Shigeru Yoshida succeeds Hitoshi Ashida as 48th Prime minister, up to February 1949
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Shigeru_Yoshida.aspx#1

1955: Death of Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer, born on August 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumio_Hayasaka


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fel93RxdDBw

1952: Birth of Kunihiko Yuyama, Pokemo series film director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3943

1982: Birth of Yoko Maki, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1536988/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17780
http://www.acephotos.org/t47840/yoko-maki-photos.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig9x8l6OqDc

2001: Japan prime minister Junichiro Koizumi pays a visit to Seoul. As he did in Beijing, he expresses his remorse for old past
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/koizumiphoto/2001/10/15korea_e.html

2002: In Japan 5 citizens snatched by North Korean agents in 1978, returned home for a visit
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/oct/16/northkorea.japan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/1410389/Japanese-kidnapped-by-North-Koreans-return-home-in-tears.html

2002-10-15 return of 5 kidnapped

2004: Japan wins a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council along with Argentina, Denmark, Greece and Tanzania.
 

On 15 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 15, 2019

1265: Birth of Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan -China who died on February 10, 1307
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/01/monarch-profile-temur-khan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1904: The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur (Lushun) in China during the Russo-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War

1913: Birth of Xi Zhongxun, Chinese reformist leader, father of president Xi Jinping, who died on May 24, 2002
http://chinese-leaders.org/xi-zhongxun/
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/dreams-from-xi-jinpings-father

xi-zhongxun

1916: Birth of Admiral Liu Huaqing, father of the modernization of the Chinese PLA Navy
http://cimsec.org/father-modern-chinese-navy-liu-huaqing/13291
http://www.franzbleeker.de/liuhuaqing.html

Liu Huaqing 2

1934: The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March the following day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Encirclement_Campaign

1934: Birth of Wang Meng, Chinese writer and Minister of Culture (1986-1989)
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat7/sub39/item1695.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Meng_(author)

wang-meng

1941: Birth of Li Tung, Taiwanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437619/
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=7179

1948: China’s Red army occupied Jinzhou (Manchuria)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jinzhou

1948-10-15 Final Attack on Jinzhou

1983: Birth of Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephy_Tang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP21cNi2czo

2003: China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, with Yang Liwei as its first astronaut, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192330.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3192844.stm

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=VYjlzPSF0rU&feature=related

2004: The last border small problems between China and Russia are solved

2007: Opening of the XVIIth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Hu Jintao makes opening to Taiwan

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=yhVC-Otq6T4&feature=related

2009: In China, six, including one Han, are sentenced to death over clashes in Xinjiang in July, increasing to 12 the number of death sentences
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8308169.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009101545858797808.html

2009: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao said that China intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic regime for its nuclear program.