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Video shows Taiwan guns blaze in live-fire drill off China's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army on Friday (March 25) held live-fire exercises on the Matsu Islands amid the heightened alert over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and increased incursions by Chin...

Taiwan likely to participate in 2022 RIMPAC as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is likely to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise this year as an observer rather than a participant, said a Taiwanese defense analyst. The worl...

Belarus: Lukashenko eyes $1 billion arms deal with Russia

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, clad in military fatigues, visited the Zapad military exercises underway with Russia Sunday and announced his country's plans to acquire $1 billion (&eur...

Chinese navy ships lurk near Taiwan's waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three navy ships from China’s Eastern Theater Command passed through waters near Taiwan's eastern maritime border on Friday (June 18). At approximately 2 a.m....

Taiwan stages live fire drills ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tanks fired their guns through the night in Pingtung County on Tuesday (Jan. 5) in drills ahead of the Lunar New Year. The exercise conducted by the Army’s 269th ...

Chinese chopper perfect target for Taiwan's 'aircraft carrier killer'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media on Wednesday (Dec. 16) claimed that its Z-9 helicopter can sink Taiwan's newly launched "aircraft carrier killer" corvette, but it failed...

China responds to Taiwan's calls for peaceful dialogue with live fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the same day that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered a speech calling on China to engage in peaceful dialogue with Taiwan, Beijing announced it would be h...

Taiwan test fires missiles as Chinese spy ship lurks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan on Thursday (Sept. 24) began two days of testing its missile systems, a Chinese spy ship continued to prowl the waters off the country's east coast. The N...

Taiwan to conduct 2 days of live-fire missile tests off southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to send warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the country's main weapons developer announced Thursday (Sept. 24) it ...

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier safely transited on Friday through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important chokepoint for oil shipments, the U.S. Navy said,...

Multiple Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's ADIZ during missile test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Taiwanese military was engaging in a live-fire exercise involving its arsenal of long-range missiles early on Wednesday (Sept. 9), several People's Liberatio...

US Navy ends search for USS Nimitz sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it halted its search for a sailor believed to have gone overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the northern Arabian Sea. ...

US Navy searches for missing Nimitz sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy searched through the night into Monday morning for a sailor who went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its patrol of the northern Ara...

Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has announced that Russia will hold live-fire naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, amid escalating tensions between Turkey and its coastal neighbors Greece and Cy...

China cries foul over U-2 spy plane flight over no-fly zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communist China lodged "stern representations" on Tuesday (Aug. 25) after a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance aircraft flew over a no-fly zone set up over People's Lib...