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Five killed in California Marine aircraft crash identified

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday identified five people who died when their Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crashed during training in the California desert. ...

No deaths from 2nd military helicopter crash in 2 days

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy helicopter crashed Thursday and everyone on board survived near the California desert site where a day earlier a Marine helicopter went down, killing all five people aboard, au...

Palestinians: Israeli forces shoot man dead during clashes

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, as Israeli troops continued arrest raids in ...

Taiwan Army, Navy conduct drills to boost combat readiness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th Army Corps’ 234th Mechanized Infantry Brigade on Tuesday (June 7) carried out a reconnaissance patrol exercise. CM-33 armored vehicles and CM-11 tanks ro...

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that exten...

Crowd confronts cleric at Iran tower collapse that killed 32

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angry over a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 32 people shouted down an emissary sent by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,...

Taiwan turns coast guard vessels into 'ship killers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Coast Guard vessels are being transformed into missile-launching “ship killers” that could be quickly rolled out to defend the nation in the event of a ...

Taiwan's annual wargames to proceed despite COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The scope of Han Kuang live-fire exercises, scheduled for July 25-29, may be adjusted but the wargames will not be suspended, Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (...

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...

Taiwan's NCSIST begins 3-day drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has begun a three-day firing exercise off Taiwan’s southeastern coast. On Tuesday morning at ...

Israeli troops demolish home of Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Saturday demolished the home of a Palestinian man who killed a Jewish seminary student in a shooting ambush in the occupied West Bank five months ago, the military s...

Foreign ministry thanks UK foreign secretary for highlighting importance of Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (April 28) thanked British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for calling on NATO to ensure Taiwan and other democracies can de...

China sneers at standards of Taiwan's Hankuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson (TAO) Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) on Wednesday (April 27) belittled Taiwan’s Hankuang exercises. Ma said that the nature o...

Taiwan's 38th annual wargames based on possible Chinese offensive strategies, lessons from Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 38th Hankuang military exercise will be partially based on tactics China might use while invading Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday (April 26). ...

Taiwanese man now fighting for Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taiwanese man confirmed to be actively serving as a soldier in Ukraine's foreign legion is providing an account of his experiences thus far. On April 7, N...