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,...

Taiwan's military begins computer drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The computer component of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise kicked off Monday (Sept. 14). The drills will be conducted over five consecutive days, 24-hours each day,...

Greek PM to detail defense program amid Turkey tensions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to outline Saturday the details of a program to boost Greece’s defense capabilities, amid heightened tensions with neighbori...

China, Philippine defense chiefs discuss territorial dispute

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that Manila will adhere “without any possibility of compromise” to a 2016 international arbitration rulin...

Asia summits underway amid U.S.-China friction

Southeast Asian foreign ministers kicked off a series of regional summits on Wednesday (Sept. 9) expected to seek collaboration to fight global threats, and to try to de-escalate a tit-for-tat rivalry...

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. ...

Lavrov: Russia ready to help ease Turkey-Greece tension

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Moscow is ready to help ease rising tensions over Turkey's search for energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean. ...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

US will not send delegation to Taiwan's upcoming war games due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is reportedly not sending military personnel to Taiwan to observe the computer-aided war games scheduled for Sept. 14-18, citing the ongoing global pandemic. T...

Taiwan's military to begin simulations next week: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first military simulations under President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) second term will begin next week on Sept. 14, media reports said. The simulations will be held...

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...

Greek FM heads to UN amid tense standoff with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s foreign minister is heading to New York for talks with the United Nations secretary general, amid escalating tensions with Turkey over maritime boundaries. ...

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...

Taiwanese soldiers visit AIT in uniform for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Thursday (Aug. 27) released photos of security cooperation activities between Taiwan and the U.S., including the first-ever visit...