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Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupte...

Chinese military exercise simulates invasion of Taiwan strategy: Nikkei report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s current large-scale military drills around Taiwan simulate a scenario in which Taiwan would be taken before the U.S. military could intervene, according to a...

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major esca...

Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel after Gaza air strikes

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Friday in response to Israeli airstrikes which killed at least 10 people, including a senior commander of the ...

China halts military, climate dialogue with U.S. over Pelosi Taiwan trip

China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate change, in a furore over U.S. House Sp...

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 10, including senior militant

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes Friday on Gaza, killing at least 10 people, including a senior militant, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it targeted ...

Turkey 'taking care not to cross' Russia's red lines

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi. Among other things, they discussed the war in Ukraine, and the...

The AP Interview: US aid chief counters food crisis, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samantha Power won fame as a human rights advocate and was picked by President Joe Biden to lead the agency that distributes billions of dollars in U.S. aid abroad, including providi...

UMC founder Robert Tsao to donate US$100 million for Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of China's intensive live-fire drills near Taiwan, the founder of the world's second-largest contract microchip maker on Friday (Aug. 5) urged Taiwanes...

China conducts 'precision missile strikes' in Taiwan Strait

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in the Taiwan Strait and in the waters off the eastern coast of Taiwan as part of military exercises that have raised tensio...

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the ...

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comm...

11 Chinese Dongfeng missiles strike near Taiwan

Update 6 p.m. Aug. 04: The MND issued another press release at 5:30 p.m. stating that from 1:56 p.m. to 4 p.m., the PLA launched a total of 11 Dongfeng ballistic missiles into the waters surroundin...

EXPLAINER: Why is China staging drills around Taiwan?

BEIJING (AP) — China is staging live-fire military drills in six self-declared zones surrounding Taiwan in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island Beijing claims as its ow...

China imposes 7th live-fire zone around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) on Thursday (Aug. 4) announced that China has added a seventh live-fire zone around Taiwan and that it will be in effect one da...