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US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian...

Singapore air show kicks off amid travel rebound, supply constraints

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Singapore on Tuesday kicked off Asia's biggest air show - the first in six years unaffected by pandemic restrictions - as the global aviation industry grapples with a...

US deploying 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is deploying five aircraft carriers in the western Pacific in a move analysts say is meant to send a message of deterrence to escalating military activities in th...

75% of Americans think China-Taiwan tensions important to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Pew Research Center poll released on Friday (Feb. 16) shows the majority of Americans believe tensions between China and Taiwan impact U.S. interests and themselves pers...

More US military aid for Taiwan inches closer despite Trump's opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. lawmakers have come one step closer to securing an aid package that would provide around US$1.9 billion in weapons sales to Taiwan, while also providing more weapons ...

Gaza war exposes internal dissent on EU's Israel policy

Angelique Eijpe used to spend her days drafting strategies for the future of Dutch foreign policy from an office in The Hague. Across her 21-year career as a diplomat, she served as the Netherlands...

Japan's Itochu to end cooperation with Israel's Elbit amid Gaza war

TOKYO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Itochu Corp's 8001.T aviation unit will end its strategic cooperation with Israeli defence company Elbit Systems Ltd ESLT.TA by the end of February amid the war in Gaza, t...

US starts retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran-linked targets

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. military launched airstrikes on Friday in Iraq and Syria against more than 85 targets linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and the militias it backs, ...

EU grilled on Gaza at Indo-Pacific talks

The European Union says it wants to deepen ties with the Indo-Pacific, the region stretching from the west coast of Africa to the South Pacific, often seen as a geopolitical battleground between the w...

Sweden investigates 'terrorist' act near Israeli embassy

Sweden on Friday said it has launched a terrorism investigation into an object found at the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm earlier this week. "The preliminary investigation launched by the Swedish...

Pentagon says it is not seeking war with Iran after Jordan attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday vowed the U.S. would take "all necessary actions" to defend its troops after a deadly drone attack in Jordan by I...

Thailand: Farmers caught between poverty, Israel-Hamas war

Bowon Nonthasi is already feeling a little queasy as he packs his travel bags. He is preparing to leave his home village in Thailand and return to Israel in the coming days. "The poverty here...

Germany strikes balancing act in Southeast Asia

When German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock met her Malaysian counterpart, Mohamad Hasan, in Kuala Lumpur on January 12, she was on day six of a trip that had taken her from the Middle East to Sout...

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive approaching 100 days of war

DOHA/GAZA, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israel kept up bombardments in the Gaza Strip on Saturday as its deadly war on the enclave's Hamas rulers approached 100 days with no end in sight. In the southern...

Ukraine updates: Kyiv pushes Ukraine peace plan in Davos

National security advisors of 81 countries and international organizations are meeting in Davos to discuss Ukraine's plan for peace. The initiative calls for the restoration of Ukraine's terr...