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Myanmar conscription shows junta's weakening grip on power

Myanmar's military government has introduced mandatory military service for all young men and women as it struggles to contain an anti-junta insurgency in various parts of the country. All men a...

South Korea party urges mandatory military service for women

A new conservative party set up in South Korea ahead of the general election in April has provoked debate about the future of the nation's military by calling for women to complete compulsory mili...

1st batch of Taiwan's 1-year military recruits to start training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of one-year compulsory military recruits is set to start training on Jan. 25 following the military’s new policy, per CNA. The Taiwan Ministry of ...

Only 'unification' Taiwan needs is with itself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only one country in the world openly and consistently threatens to wipe Taiwan off the face of the map, and this is the nation former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) thinks T...

Taiwan election 2024: Major party cross-strait and foreign policies, in brief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than one month until Taiwan’s next general election, the policy platforms of the presidential candidates and their parties are coming into focus. While ...

Taiwan conscripts must fight if war occurs during mandatory service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those completing their compulsory military service in Taiwan’s army will “of course” have to go to the battlefield in the event of war, former defense mi...

What's streaming now: Olivia Rodrigo, LaKeith Stanfield, NBA 2K24 and 'The Little Mermaid'

Olivia Rodrigo’s much-anticipated sophomore album and LaKeith Stanfield starring in the eight-part horror fantasy series “The Changeling” are among the new television, movies, music and games headed t...

Music Review: BTS baritone V makes a smooth alt-R&B landing on 'Layover,' his first solo album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lot can go wrong when a performer endeavors outside of the group that made their career. In the case of BTS baritone V, a lot can go right, as well. “Layover,” the ...

Taiwan beefs up island deployment to meet China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is preparing to send 700 conscripts to address staffing shortages on outlying island garrisons, according to reports. As part of the Ministry of National Defense...

Taiwan orders grenades for conscripts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense plans to buy 240,000 grenades for use by conscripts as Taiwan extends its compulsory military service to one year in 2024, reports said We...

Canada knocks off France; Basketball World Cup attendance record set on Day 1

Canada has never medaled at the Basketball World Cup. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander evidently has his sights on changing that, and his team sent a serious message on the opening night of the tournament. ...

K-pop star Suga becomes 3rd BTS member to begin military service in South Korea

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following his debut solo tour earlier this year, Suga, the K-pop superstar rapper/singer/songwriter, has become the third member of BTS to begin South Korea's compulsory military se...

Ukraine updates: Explosions rock western city of Lviv

Strikes in Lviv — far away from front lines — have killed at least five people and injured several more Ukraine's President Volodymr Zelenskyy says battlefield difficulties are "...

12 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Turkey's Hatay province

ISTANBUL (AP) — A multi-vehicle crash in southern Turkey's Hatay province killed at least 12 people and injured 31 others, including three seriously, officials said. A truck crossed into...

Rahm back to defend in Mexico, LIV Golf off to Singapore

PGA TOUR MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP AT VIDANTA Site: Vallarta, Mexico. Course: Vidanta Vallarta. Yardage: 7,456. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.7 million. Wi...