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China sends 8 aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ during visit US Congress members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five members of the United States House of Representatives were visiting Taiwan, China sent eight military aircraft into the country’s air defense identification ...

2 Chinese military turboprops enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (Nov. 25), marking the 24th intrusion this month. A People’s...

Taiwan Cabinet approves additional defense budget for more weapons systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 25) approved an additional defense budget of NT$237.3 billion (US$8.53 billion) to buy missiles and ships in an effort to counter China&rsquo...

5 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Nov. 24), marking the 23rd intrusion this month. Four People&rs...

Four Chinese fighter planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Nov. 23), marking the 22nd intrusi...

6 Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (Nov. 22), marking the 21st intrusion this month. Four People’...

Iran publishes photos of closed hearing into plane shootdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state media on Monday published photographs of the trial investigating the shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger jet in 2020 by the country's paramilitary Revol...

Taiwan diplomat calls for deeper relations with Central and Eastern Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to Hungary Liu Shi-chung (劉世忠) on Saturday (Nov. 20) emphasized the importance of Taiwan’s security to the world and called on Central and Eastern Eu...

9 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Nov. 21), marking the 20th intrusion this month. Two People&rsqu...

Iran hearings start over shooting down of Ukrainian airliner

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian military court Sunday began a hearing over the military's shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane in 2020 that killed 176 people, the official IRNA n...

Chinese military pilots radio provocative answers while degrading Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes breached Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on five occasions Sunday morning (Nov. 21), and this time the Chinese pilots respond...

Seoul says Russian, Chinese warplanes enter air buffer zone

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it scrambled fighter jets to respond to a group of Russian and Chinese warplanes that entered its air buffer zone unannounced. Sout...

South Korea scrambles jets to respond to Russian, Chinese warplanes

South Korea said Friday it had scrambled fighter jets in response to seven Russian and two Chinese warplanes that entered its air defense identification zone unannounced. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of ...

US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States is warning pilots that planes operating at one of Africa’s busiest airports could be “directly or indirectly exposed to ground weapons fire and/or surface-to-ai...

Biden says it's up to Taiwanese to decide independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Nov. 16) tried to clarify to reporters that he did not declare earlier that day that Taiwan is independent and emphasized that it is up to ...