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EU foreign ministers approve Red Sea naval mission

European Union foreign ministers have given final approval to a naval mission to protect international shipping in the Red Sea area. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, welcom...

Taiwan signs Lafayette frigate parts contract with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a NT$2.49 billion (US$79.37 million) contract with France for parts to keep its Lafayette frigates combat-ready, reports said Friday (Feb. 16). Taiwan...

China reportedly has 4 warships deployed around Taiwan at all times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is deploying four warships at four locations around Taiwan "around the clock" as it seeks to prevent the U.S. from having the capability of dispatching for...

US destroyer performs 1st strait transit since Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a delegation of U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan, a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted the first transit of the Taiwan Strait this year. The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet sa...

Taiwan begins construction of 2nd light frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction of the anti-submarine warfare light frigate has begun, the Navy confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 16). To strengthen its combat capabilities, the Navy has planned...

US allies reluctant on Red Sea task force

WASHINGTON/MADRID/ROME, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden hoped to present a firm international response to Yemen's Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping by launching a new maritime force, ...

Taiwan upgrading Kang Ding-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kang Ding-class frigate Cheng De is currently undergoing a combat system enhancement, according to a source familiar with the matter. The ship is the first vessel t...

Chinese fighter jets 'orbit' Philippine patrol aircraft, Manila says

Two Chinese fighter jets were monitored "orbiting" a Philippine aircraft participating in patrols with Australia in the South China Sea but did not cause any untoward incident, Manila said o...

Greece: 13 crew missing after cargo ship sinks near Lesbos

Greece on Sunday launched a rescue operation for 13 people missing after a cargo ship sank in gale-force winds off the Greek island of Lesbos. One crew member from the vessel, named RAPTOR, was airli...

Philippines, Australia start sea, air patrols in South China Sea

MANILA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Philippines and Australia began their first joint sea and air patrols in the South China Sea on Saturday, days after Manila took similar steps with the U.S. as Pacific n...

Taiwan begins construction of light frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ceremony will be held on Friday (Nov. 17) to mark the beginning of the construction for the Navy’s planned air defense light frigate, military officials announced ...

China launches 570 carrier-based sorties east of Taiwan over 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Joint Staff of Japan's Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Monday (Nov. 6) announced that China's aircraft carrier the Shandong conducted 570 carrier-based sorties ov...

Taiwan tracks 39 Chinese military aircraft, 8 naval ships around nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) tracked 39 Chinese military aircraft and eight naval vessels around Taiwan between 6 a.m. on Thursday (Nov. 2) and 6 a.m. on Friday ...

US destroyer, Canadian frigate steam through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. destroyer and a Canadian frigate transited the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Nov. 1). The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet on Wednesday said the Arleigh Burke-class g...

Taiwan clamps down on illegal Chinese fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 650 Chinese fishing vessels have been expelled from Taiwan’s maritime borders over the past nine months, Ocean Affairs Council Minister Kuan Pi-ling (管碧玲) ...