Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to...

Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flas...

Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the U.S. is sending several hundred troops as well as aircraft and air defense missiles to Saudi Arabia to counter Iran. The move has been in the work...

AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The White Hous...

Russia offers to sell fighter jets to Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official says Moscow is ready to sell fighter jets to Turkey after the United States excluded Turkey from its fighter jet program. Sergei Chemezov, head o...

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says Washington's decision to exclude Ankara from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance" and is calling for it to reverse the decision. ...

US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant break with a longtime NATO ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey can no longer be part of the American F-35 fighter jet program. ...

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, whi...

Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions. ...

Turkey: Russia preparing S-400 systems for delivery

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. Speaking to reporters before...

U.S. Senate passes pro-Taiwan defense bill calling for more patrols in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- The U.S. Senate has passed a mammoth US$750 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwan's defense capabilities and includes...

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO says Turkey will be axed from the advance high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles. ...

Interim Pentagon chief on global stage amid Iran crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump adminis...

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

HAVANA (AP) — One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers abo...

Taiwan military to spend NT$80 billion on anti-radiation drone fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Air Force’s Air Defense and Missile Command has confirmed plans to spend NT$80 billion (about US$2.54 billion) over five years to develop an anti-radiation, u...