Crew chief from crashed Taiwan F-16 dies by suicide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The crew chief from the same unit as the F-16 fighter that disappeared from radar screens last week took his own life on Sunday (Nov. 22). At 6:07 p.m. on Nov. 17, Colo...

Taiwan estimates missing F-16 located 1,000 meters under the sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are indications the F-16 fighter jet that went missing four days ago could be 1,000 meters under the sea, reports said Saturday (Nov. 21). Colonel Chiang Cheng-ch...

Signals from missing F-16's flight recorder detected: Taiwan defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has picked up eight signals it believes could be from the missing F-16 fighter jet that disappeared two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening (Nov. 17)....

Search for missing Taiwanese F-16 focuses on oil slick

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The search for an F-16 fighter that went missing shortly after takeoff from Hualien Air Force Base the previous evening is now focused on an oil slick, reports said Wednes...

Taiwan says F-16 fighter jet goes missing during training

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defense ministry said the single-seater pl...

Taiwan F-16 fighter jet disappears from radar screen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Air Force has confirmed it lost contact with one of its F-16 fighter jets, which disappeared from radar screens Tuesday night (Nov. 17) during a training se...

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...

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...

Armenia, Azerbaijan fight for 4th day over separatist region

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, in the biggest escalatio...

Armenia accuses Turkey of shooting down warplane

Armenia's defense ministry accused Turkey on Tuesday of shooting down an Armenian warplane, in the ongoing violent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Defense ministry spokeswoman Shushan St...

US wants to sell long-range missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Part of a proposed US$7 billion arms deal the U.S. is planning for Taiwan reportedly includes long-range missiles capable of striking targets in China. As tensions heat...

Taiwan makes moves to bolster its military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been making moves to revamp its military in the face of increased military threats and posturing from China. Talking to the New York Times, Wang Ting-yu (王定宇...

Photo of the Day: US tanker shown refueling Taiwan F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (Aug. 27) shared a photo on Facebook showing a U.S. Air Force (USAF) tanker refuel...

Taiwan likely buyer of 66 advanced F-16 jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Pentagon's Friday (Aug. 14) announcement of 90 advanced F-16 fighter jet sales from U.S. aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin, there are media reports t...

Over 20 Chinese fighter jets menaced Taiwan Strait's median line Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Chinese fighter jets were reported to have crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Aug. 10), news has surfaced that some of the over 20 warplanes wer...