Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

China says 'fighter jets of the PLA must fly over the island of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's top propaganda platform on Monday declared that People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes "must fly over Taiwan" and if Taiwanese fighter jets fir...

Two Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes crossed into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (Oct. 26), marking the 24th such disturbance since Sept. 16. Ac...

China threatens to send warplanes over Taiwan if USAF flies over country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to recent reports that U.S. Air Force (USAF) spy planes have been flying directly over Taiwan, China is threatening to send its own warplanes to "defend s...

Chinese military plane crosses into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered the southwest corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 25), marking the 23rd...

Turkey extends controversial Mediterranean gas exploration

Turkey has announced it is extending a gas exploration mission in a disputed area of the Mediterranean Sea until November 4, in a move that is set to heighten tensions with Greece. In a statement lat...

Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales to UAE

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday appeared to confirm that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates ...

Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAE

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in o...

Erdogan confirms Russian S-400 tests despite US obejections

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president on Friday confirmed the country tested its Russian-made S-400 missile defense system, despite objections from the United States. President Recep Ta...

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it launched overnight airstrikes in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired two rockets, with no reports of casualties or major damage on eit...

Taiwan fighter jets conduct live fire drills in ongoing Tian Long exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Air Force’s annual Tian Long exercise kicked off Monday (Oct. 19), various fighter jets have carried out precision missile firing drills aimed to reflect a...

China calls on India to honor pledge, return missing soldier

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military says it hopes India will make good on its pledge to swiftly return a Chinese soldier found lost along their mountainous border where the sides have been locked in a ten...

India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid military standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their di...

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world power...

Taliban to suspend assault after US pledges to halt strikes

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week — but only after the U.S. promised to halt airstrikes in...