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...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US NAVY ASSISTING 2 TANKERS TARGETED IN GULF OF OMAN Two ...

US Navy says it is assisting 2 oil tankers targeted in 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US Navy says it is assisting 2 oil tankers targeted in 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman.

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

US, Russia blame each other for near-collision of warships in Philippine Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each oth...

US Navy says Russian warship nearly collided with US cruiser

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has accused a Russian warship of unsafe and unprofessional actions after it came within 100 feet (30 meters) of an American guided-missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea. ...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for 5th time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that two U.S. warships sailed north through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (May 22). The MND issued a statement Thursday...

US Navy cruiser sails near Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Navy issued a statement on Monday (May 20) declaring that the USS Preble of the 7th Fleet conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. ...

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-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ort...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...

US deployments across Mideast factor in Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group rushes toward the Persian Gulf. Decades-old B-52 bombers rumble down runways at desert air bases. The Pentagon, meanwhile, route...

US, Japan, India, Philippines conduct joint naval patrol through South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, May 9, the U.S. Navy announced that it just completed a series of joint freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea along with naval vessels from ...

US military flare-up 'would be a godsend to Iran hardliners'

On Sunday, national security adviser John Bolton said the US was deploying an aircraft carrier and bombers to the Middle East as a signal to Iran. Bolton said the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincol...