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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressu...

Bulgaria to expel Russian diplomat suspected of spying

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Friday that a Russian diplomat had 72 hours to leave the country after prosecutors accused him of spying and gathering military information i...

Russian nuclear submarine test-fires 4 missiles

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian nuclear submarine on Saturday successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in a show of readiness of Moscow's nuclear forces amid tension with the U.S. ...

Russia conducts drills of its strategic nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Wednesday conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches. The Defense Ministry said i...

Georgian opposition unites in bid to oust billionaire-backed party

Georgia's tightly contested election Saturday pits opposition parties fronted by exiled former-President Mikhail Saakashvili against the ruling Georgia Dream party, chaired by billionaire former-P...

Military vehicles spotted in civilian areas amid Taiwan's 'Combat Readiness Week'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Taiwanese Armed Forces on Monday night (Oct. 26) kicked off their "Combat Readiness Week" exercises, many armored vehicles and military trucks have bee...

US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Several dead in missile strikes on Azerbaijani cities

An Armenian missile strike leveled several residential homes in Azerbaijan's second city of Ganja on Saturday, Azeri officials said, in the latest escalation in the conflict over the disputed regi...

EU leaders hit out at Turkey's 'provocations' in the Med

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday criticized Turkey for ratcheting up tensions with Cyprus and Greece after Ankara sent a ship back into the east of the Mediterranean Sea on a new energ...

Russia holds Caspian Sea military drills amid Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Russia on Friday said its navy had begun military exercises in the Caspian Sea, but insisted there was no threat to neighboring states as the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-K...

China’s hostage diplomacy will only provoke more international ire

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s a curious thing. At a time when Taiwan is building ever-closer ties with the West and awareness of the Chinese regime's brutality is at an all-time high,...

Germany, France say Turkey's 'provocation' warrants EU response

The foreign ministers of Germany and France on Thursday accused Turkey of provoking the European Union by continuing natural gas exploration in waters contested by member states Greece and Cyprus. Tu...

Turkey says Greece failed to fulfill promises, vows response

ANKAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Greece and Cyprus of failing to fulfill “promises” made during negotiations within the European Union and NATO and said...

Taiwan claims entrapment after China shows spy 'confession'

Taiwan’s government has denounced China, citing entrapment and manipulation, after Chinese state television aired a documentary showing a Taiwanese citizen confessing to visiting Hong Kong to su...

China holds military drills across 4 seas for second time in 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has begun carrying out five simultaneous military drills along various sections of its coast and beyond on Monday (Sept. 28). Two of the drills are being conducte...