Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves budget for 66 F-16V fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday (November 22) approved the NT$247.23 billion (US$8.1 billion) budget to procure 66 F-16V jets from the United States. The passage of ...

Satellite photo shows Chinese-made carrier that lurked in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After prowling in the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (Nov. 17), a satellite image has been released of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier docked at a base on H...

Erdogan says Turkey won’t dispose of Russian S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says his country would be willing to purchase U.S.-made Patriot defense systems but will not dispose of the Russian S-400 system. President R...

US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve ...

Trump, Erdogan to meet as thorny issues stress relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump will meet as relations between the two NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey rebuffing the U...

66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian defense system

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser says Trump will confront Turkey's leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet Wednesday at the White...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Hifter allies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it is "highly probable" that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khali...

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death ...

Taiwan finds black box from Mirage jet two years after disappearance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force recently found the black box of a Mirage 2000 fighter jet that disappeared off Keelung with one pilot on board almost two years ago, reports said Thursday (O...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

India’s air force says it shot down its own helicopter

NEW DELHI (AP) — The new chief of India’s air force says it accidently shot down its own helicopter as it engaged Pakistani fighter planes in an aerial confrontation in Indian-controlled Kashmir in Fe...

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli co...

Taiwan's new trainer jets may be used in combat against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan unveiled its new, domestically-developed trainer jets on Tuesday (Sept. 24), with one scholar saying the aircraft could be used for combat if there was a war with C...

India says Pakistan has reactivated militant camps

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's army chief says Pakistan has reactivated militant camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir and about 500 militants are waiting to infiltrate into India. Bipin Rawat sa...