US Navy mulls return to Subic Bay for new naval base in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy is considering a new lease on a port facility in the Philippines, which it previously occupied, as a repair and maintenance facility for its fleet in the Ind...

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky ...

The Latest: Another US warship in Mideast amid Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. Navy says another ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

US P-8A sub-hunting jet flies over Taiwan Strait to watch Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent response to the presence of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, the U.S. Navy dispatched a P-8A sub-hunting Poseidon through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Jun...

US-registered planes barred over Mideast areas amid tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over heighten...

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia's most...

Pence tours Navy hospital ship heading to Latin America

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has toured a U.S. Navy hospital ship launching a five-month medical assistance mission to Latin American countries struggling to absorb hundreds of thousands of ...

Serbian court acquits ex-US Marine citing lack of evidence

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has acquitted a former U.S. Marine charged with illegal possession and distribution of weapons. The case of Daniel Corbett, reportedly a U.S. ...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enric...

Georgia WWII veterans gets French Legion of Honor

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Georgia has been bestowed with a high honor for his valor on the front lines in France. WXIA-TV reports the French Consulate on Thurs...

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be eas...

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near th...

32 Filipinos rescued from 2 stricken tankers, crew of Taiwan-bound ship in Iran

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 32 Filipino sailors are reportedly safe after the two tankers they were aboard were struck by explosive devices at noon on Thursday (June 13), with the crew of one s...

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of “esca...