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Foreign ministry thanks US senator for introducing Taiwan Weapons Exports Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (April 9) thanked U.S. Senator Josh Hawley for introducing the Taiwan Weapons Exports Act to expedite arms sales to Taiw...

Live Updates | Ukrainian officials: 67 buried in mass grave

BUCHA, Ukraine – The Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office says approximately 67 bodies were buried in a mass grave near a church in Bucha, a northern Kyiv suburb where journalists and returning Ukrai...

US State Department approves potential sale of Patriot missile technical support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of contractor technical assistance and related equipment to help Taiwan maintain its Patriot missiles for approxi...

Analysis: Ukraine war forces United Arab Emirates to hedge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates campaigned hard for a seat on the U.N. Security Council in the country's international push to highlight the 50-year anniversary of its form...

China lambasts US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. arms sale to Taiwan is a violation of the “one China” principle, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) said Tuesday (Feb. 8), following...

Taiwan thanks US for latest arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office expressed gratitude to the U.S. following the State Department’s approval of a possible sale of hardware and maintenance services for Taiwan&...

US approves support deal with Taiwan for Patriot missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has approved a $100 million support contract with Taiwan aimed at boosting the island’s missile defense systems as it faces increasing pressure from China. ...

US approves $100 million sale for Taiwan missile upgrades

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The United States has approved a possible $100 million sale of equipment and services to Taiwan to "sustain, maintain, and improve" the Patriot missile defense ...

Analysis: As Mideast wars encroach on UAE, US gets drawn in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The wars of the wider Middle East that long surrounded the United Arab Emirates now have encroached into daily life in this U.S.-allied nation, threatening to draw A...

US military fired missiles during Yemen Houthi attack on UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military launched interceptor missiles during an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that targeted the United Arab Emirates during a visit by Israel's president...

Taiwan president visits Patriot missile base on Lunar New Year’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Patriot missile base was one of the stops on President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) itinerary for Lunar New Year’s Day Tuesday (Feb. 1). While she also met with p...

Taiwan to purchase additional Patriot missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has said it plans to purchase an additional batch of Patriot III MSE missiles from the U.S. in 2025 and 2026 to strengthen its air d...

US to station technicians in Taiwan to service Patriot missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military will spend NT$201.85 million (US$7.29 million) to have American technicians stationed in Taiwan to service the Patriot PAC-3 MSE missiles expected to start ar...

Taiwan to carry out trial retesting of Patriot missiles for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior military official revealed on Thursday (Dec. 16) that after repeated discussions with the U.S., Taiwan will carry out trial recertification of its Patriot missile...

Taiwan signs second Patriot ground installation deal with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in three months, the military signed a contract with the United States designed to improve the efficacy of its Patriot PAC-3 missiles, reports said Thu...