Tropical Storm Jangmi expected to pass east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression east of the Philippines is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Jangmi on Saturday (Aug. 8) and to pass east of Taiwan over the next two days, ...

Australia needs to help US defend Taiwan against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the United States defends Taiwan against a Chinese attack, Australia must go and help out or it will be seen as betraying its alliance commitments in its own Pacific ho...

Japan: Okinawa declares COVID-19 emergency after US base outbreaks

Japan's Okinawa prefecture has declared a state of emergency following a spike in coronavirus infections connected to an outbreak among US forces based in the region. Okinawa Governor Denny Tam...

More military bases increase health protections due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has increased health protection requirements in at least 21 bases in recent weeks, particularly across Texas and Florida, as the COVID-19 rate continues to spike am...

Okinawa urges US to do more to stop virus outbreak at bases

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa urged the government on Wednesday to pressure the U.S. military to do more to stop an escalating coronavirus outbreak at American b...

Rules once lifted are reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out...

Okinawa shocked at cluster of coronavirus cases on US military bases

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki is to fly to Tokyo on Wednesday morning to call on the US ambassador and representatives of the Japanese government to halt the transfer of any more US military personnel...

Japan: US military coronavirus policy has multiple problems

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense minister said Tuesday that officials have discovered "a number of problems” with U.S. military measures to guard against the coronavirus among service members stationed in...

The Latest: India IT hub Bangalore in lockdown as cases rise

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is nearing 850,000 with a record surge of 28,637 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to announce a weeklong lockdown in the key southern technology hub...

Okinawa governor wants tougher action as 61 Marines infected

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Japan's Okinawa island demanded a top U.S. military commander take tougher prevention measures and more transparency hours after officials were told that more than 60 Mari...

Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawan officials said ...

US builds Wake Island into key airfield in case of Pacific conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the United States would have to pull back its armed forces out of the western half of the Pacific during a military conflict, it would choose Wake Island between Japan ...

PLA bombers fly over Miyako Strait, approach Taiwan from east

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese bombers flew over the Miyako Strait Sunday (June 28) and approached Taiwan from the east, before turning around and flying back along the same route. Accord...

Chinese warplane, three US jets fly close to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warplane briefly entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Friday (June 26), while three United States jets flew over the Bashi Channel separ...

Four US military aircraft fly over Bashi Channel south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent spate of military aircraft flying close to Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) picked up momentum again Thursday (June 25), with at least four Uni...