Taiwan air force jet crashes into ocean, killing pilot

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission Thursday morning, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said. The cause of the crash remains u...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible defense

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Tuesday that recent proposed of U.S. sales of missiles and other arms systems will boost the island’s ability to credibly defend itself, amid rising threats from Chin...

US announces second arms sale to Taiwan in a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government announced on Monday (Oct. 26) the potential sale of Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Taiwan, marking the second time in a week that Washington has announc...

Taiwan fighter jets conduct live fire drills in ongoing Tian Long exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Air Force’s annual Tian Long exercise kicked off Monday (Oct. 19), various fighter jets have carried out precision missile firing drills aimed to reflect a...

Taiwanese F-16s outflank Chinese Su-30 over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local media on Wednesday (Oct. 15) reported that Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets outmaneuvered a Chinese Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter jet over the Taiwan Strait and drove it out ...

US has altered its Taiwan arms sales policy: Military analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank RAND Corporation, believes the U.S. has significantly changed its policy on arms sales to...

China tracks US Navy ship's passage through Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China says it tracked a U.S. Navy warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait and has its forces in the area on high alert, as tensions between the world's two largest economies and ...

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian attempt to broker a cease-fire to end the worst outbreak of hostilities over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in more than a quarter-century has failed to get any tracti...

US pushes 3 advanced weapons sales to Taiwan amid Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Trump administration is going ahead with plans to sell three sophisticated weapons systems to Taiwan, having notified Congress of the approved sale. As tensions hea...

Taiwan's US envoy calls for support from international community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S., published an article in the Washington, D.C.-based publication National Interest on Thursday (Oct. 8) saying support...

Ex-Pentagon official suggests leasing F-35 stealth jets to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the face of aggressive incursions by China’s Air Force, the United States should help Taiwan by leasing it F-35 stealth jets, a retired Pentagon official wrote in...

Chinese military ship detected off Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese military ship was detected sailing north off Taiwan’s east coast on Friday (Oct. 2), according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). Military sourc...

Pompeo pledges US engagement on the Balkans

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Friday that Washington will remain engaged in the Balkans where China and Russia have been gaining political and economic influenc...

AP Explains: What lies behind Turkish support for Azerbaijan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has firmly put its weight behind oil-rich Azerbaijan as a decades-old territorial dispute flared anew into an armed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region si...