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Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is planning to invest $9 billion (€ 8.38 billion) to transform India's Great Nicobar island into a massive military and trade hub. But the plans ...

Taiwan completes anti-drone gun deployment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has finished distributing anti-drone guns to its troops to improve defense against unmanned aerial vehicles. The systems are used concurrently with light w...

China says no banned areas around Taiwanese islands after two killed

There are no off limits or restricted areas for fishing around a group of Taiwanese islands close to China's coast and Beijing reserves the right to take further measures after two Chinese nationa...

Taiwan increased defense spending by 24.2% in 2023 amid growing Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense spending jumped by 24.2% in 2023 compared to the year prior, according to an annual global military report by London-based think tank International ...

Pakistan: What is ahead for the new coalition government?

The two traditionally dominant players of Pakistani civilian politics declared this week that they planned to form a coalition government, ending the deadlock that followed last week's parliamenta...

Myanmar conscription shows junta's weakening grip on power

Myanmar's military government has introduced mandatory military service for all young men and women as it struggles to contain an anti-junta insurgency in various parts of the country. All men a...

Dutch court bans export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel

The Dutch government must halt all exports of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel due to concerns over the military offensive in Gaza, an appeals court ruled on Monday. "It is undeniable that there...

Taiwan reports more Chinese balloons over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan's defence ministry said on Sunday it had detected eight Chinese balloons crossing the Taiwan Strait in the previous 24 hours, of which five flew across Taiwan, th...

Can the EU do more to support Ukraine?

Before flying off to the US where he met President Joe Biden in Washington on Friday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the war in Ukraine would be a key issue. "The question now is how Europe, ...

Ukraine updates: 7 killed in Russian drone strike on Kharkiv

Three children were among seven people killed overnight into Saturday when Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv was struck by a Russian drone. In an interview with a German newspaper, NATO chie...

Taiwan identifies eight Chinese balloons

Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Saturday it had recorded the highest number of Chinese balloons around the country since it started regularly releasing data on balloon sightings in December. Ei...

Philippines to boost military presence in islands facing Taiwan

MANILA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Philippines' defence chief has ordered the military to boost the number of troops stationed at the northernmost islands near Taiwan to fortify Manila's territoria...

Gaza war exposes internal dissent on EU's Israel policy

Angelique Eijpe used to spend her days drafting strategies for the future of Dutch foreign policy from an office in The Hague. Across her 21-year career as a diplomat, she served as the Netherlands...

China says Philippine vessel 'illegally' landed on disputed atoll

SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China said on Saturday a small civilian vessel from the Philippines had "illegally placed itself on the beach" of an atoll in the South China Sea that both countri...

US State Department, congressmen slam China over M503 flight route action against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department and members of Congress are condemning China's unilateral alteration of three flight routes to come closer to the Taiwan Strait median line, ...