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Australia, Japan to ink new defense pact to deter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new defense pact between Australia and Japan will be signed on Friday (Jan. 7) as the two countries voice increasing concern about Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific...

Iran says it fired 16 ballistic missiles during annual drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired more than a dozen surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The repor...

Iran's Guard fires cruise missiles in military exercise

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday fired cruise missiles during a major military exercise across the country’s south, media reported. The semioffi...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard holds military drill amid tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard staged a major military exercise across the country's south on Monday amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program, state TV repor...

Taiwan troops bolster joint operations capabilities during Combat Readiness Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Combat Readiness Week, which involves various military drills across the Armed Forces, began on Monday (Nov. 8) and will last until Nov. 12. In order to ...

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for an inclusive government

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring nations, a round of diplomacy that underlined Moscow's clout in Central As...

Air Force to conduct Tienlong military exercise on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force will carry out its annual Tienlong military exercise in Pingtung’s Jiadong Township from Oct. 19-29, according to a military official. The large-sca...

Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, but emphasized the need to engage in talk...

Defense minister says China could launch 'full-scale invasion' of Taiwan by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) estimated that China will have the ability to launch a "full-scale invasion" of Taiwan b...

4 US, UK, Japanese carriers patrolled north of Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three aircraft carriers from the U.S. and U.K. and one helicopter carrier from Japan conducted joint exercises just north of Taiwan during a tense weekend that saw 93 Chin...

Iran's army to hold drill near tense border with Azerbaijan

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army put its wary neighbors on notice Thursday that it's about to conduct a wide-ranging military exercise near its northwestern border amid long-simmering tensions with Aze...

US House passes bill inviting Taiwan to take part in 2022 RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday (Sept. 23) includes a section calling for Taiwan's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise...

US destroyer passes through Taiwan Strait, 9th time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 17), marking the ninth time an American warship has done so this year. The U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet is...

Taiwan jets fight off simulated enemy on final day of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force conducted a counterattack drill on Friday (Sept. 17), the last day of the Han Kuang military exercise, which involved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) drivi...

Taiwan drills military as concerns over China grow

JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. ...