Pensacola naval base shooting tests US relations with Saudi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just months after senior U.S. officials delivered substantial military aid to Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Iran, America's relationship with the kingdom is being tested by a ...

Trump and Bulgarian leader discuss energy, NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Monday discussed energy issues facing the central European nation, which is heavily dependent on Russian energy....

Pentagon sends senior official to Taiwan amid Chinese threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States sent one of its most senior Pentagon officials to Taiwan this week for the first time in more than a decade as China ramped up its threats ahead of Janua...

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...

The Latest: Syria says 2 civilians killed in Israeli strikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Syrian state media say two civ...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out a “wide-scale” strike on Iranian targets in Syria following a rocket attack on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the previous day. ...

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. intelligence official says Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted. ...

Taiwan starts military exercises days after Chinese aircraft carrier sails by

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military launched a new series of exercises on Tuesday (Nov. 19), just two days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strai...

US: Egypt could face sanctions over Russia warplanes

DUBAI (AP) — A senior U.S. official is warning Egypt that if it purchases Russian fighter jets it risks American sanctions. R. Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secreta...

India court rejects probe of purchase of French fighter jets

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court has rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation over pricing issues. ...

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to ...

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum,...

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...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...