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US cruiser steams through Taiwan Strait, China protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser transited through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (May 10), marking the second appearance by an American warship in two weeks and coming tw...

China says US hyped sailing of Navy warship in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China protested Wednesday against the sailing of a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait the previous day, accusing the American side of hyping the maneuver. ...

US destroyer powers through Taiwan Strait, PLA cries foul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer patrolled the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (April 26), quickly drawing criticism from China's military. The U.S. Navy's Seventh...

China says aircraft carrier passage through Taiwan Strait 'routine training'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Strait passage of Chinese aircraft carrier the Shandong just before the video call between Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) and U.S. President Joe Biden was just...

Two Chinese fighter jets, helicopter enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Shenyang J-11 fighter jets and a Harbin Z-9 anti-submarine helicopter entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) just hours after the Chinese aircra...

Chinese carrier sails through Taiwan Strait hours before Biden-Xi call -source

TAIPEI, March 18 (Reuters) - China sailed an aircraft carrier through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Friday, shadowed by a U.S. destroyer, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, just hours...

Former top US defense officials visit Taiwan amid tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of former U.S. defense officials arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday in a sign of stepped-up communication between the sides amid a looming threat from China. ...

As tensions simmer, China demands US action to improve ties

BEIJING (AP) — China's top diplomat called on the U.S. Monday to take steps to improve ties, as tensions simmer over Taiwan, trade and other issues. Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remar...

China says U.S. warship sailing in Taiwan Strait 'provocative'

A U.S. warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Saturday, part of what the U.S. military calls routine activity but which China described as "provocative". The U.S. Navy'...

Australia urges 'full investigation' into China naval laser incident, Beijing defends actions

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister said on Monday a Chinese naval vessel that pointed a laser at an Australian military aircraft was so close to Australia's coast that it co...

Australia wants 'full investigation' into China laser incident - Morrison

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a Chinese naval vessel that pointed a laser at an Australian defence plane was potentially visible from Australia's mainlan...

Israel, Bahrain sign new defense memo in signal toward Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Bahrain signed a defense agreement Thursday as part of a show of cooperation aimed at sending a message toward archenemy Iran. Defense Minister Benny Gant...

Yemen's Houthis add to Biden's foreign policy frustrations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clan-based militia government in the Arab world’s poorest country is presenting the Biden administration with another foreign policy setback, as Yemen’s Houthis launch cross-border...

US destroyer sailed through Taiwan Strait prior to VP's diplomatic trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy has confirmed that Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer the USS Dewey sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Jan. 22. The date fell just before Vice ...

US detains smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen....