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China says US inflaming tensions with Taiwan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions in the Taiwan Strait ratchet up to new heights, China faces a renewed risk of conflict on its border with India, compounding geopolitical pressure on the super...

Afghanistan: What will the Taliban do without an enemy to fight?

In the first half of August, Taliban forces toppled the previous, internationally backed Afghan government in a lightning offensive. This swept Taliban fighters, who had spent years "in the moun...

China's flies 25 fighter jets into Taiwan's air defense zone

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense on Friday said China flew 25 military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense zone, in what amounted to a large display of force on China's national day, which cel...

Czech Republic: Historic military bunkers go on sale

In the late 1930s, what was then Czechoslovakia built an extensive network of fortifications along the border with what was then the German Reich. Prague feared that the Germans would launch a surpris...

Lithuania: Cybersecurity agency warns against Chinese-made phones

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday called on public officials and consumers to be wary of Chinese-made phones due to cybersecurity and censorship risks. What did the defense ministry say...

UK minister sorry over Afghan interpreters' data breach

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister apologized and his ministry suspended an official Tuesday after a “significant” data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters hopi...

Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holid...

Taiwan plans US$9 billion boost in arms spending in response to 'severe threat' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced plans to spend an additional NT$240 billion (US$8.69 billion) on defense over the next five years on Thursday (Sept. 16), warning of the dire need to bols...

Belarus: Lukashenko eyes $1 billion arms deal with Russia

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, clad in military fatigues, visited the Zapad military exercises underway with Russia Sunday and announced his country's plans to acquire $1 billion (&eur...

Military expert cautions Taiwan to address China's regional military maneuvers carefully

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Japanese military report pointing out that China is dispatching multiple ships off Taiwan’s east coast, Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) has sai...

Taiwan swears in new government officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 7) presided over the swearing-in ceremony of administrative staff from the Cabinet, Examination Yuan, National Security Coun...

Chinese warship on 24-hour standby in waters east of Taiwan: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese media on Monday (Aug. 30) reported that a Chinese warship is being deployed 24-hours a day in the waters between Yonaguni Island and northeast Taiwan. On Monda...

Taiwan Navy disposes of 2 unexploded projectiles in Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two unexploded projectiles found underwater in Penghu County Wednesday (Aug. 25) were safely detonated and disposed of on Thursday (Aug. 26) A group of people had been ...

Turkey wildfires: Water-dropping plane crashes with eight on board

All eight people aboard a firefighting plane that crashed in southern Turkey on Saturday are dead, according to media reports citing the Russian defense ministry. The ministry said the amphibious Ber...

Afghanistan: Taliban overrun city of Kunduz — live updates

The Taliban have taken key government sites in Kunduz The city was a former base of operations for the German Bundeswehr The Taliban have seized the provincial capitals of Sar-e-Pul and Taleqan Fig...