Russia commissions intercontinental hypersonic weapon

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin that a new hypersonic weapon of intercontinental range became operational Friday following years of tests. ...

Iran to hold joint, four-day navy drill with Russia, China

Iran’s armed forces will hold a joint, four-day naval exercise with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said Wednesday. The drill, which is to sta...

Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons. Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin sai...

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his coun...

Erdogan names Trump, Putin among leaders whom he admires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday named U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as the leaders w...

Israeli military says intercepted rocket fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its missile defenses intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. The army said in a statement Tuesday that it identi...

The Latest: Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Israeli military says its missile defenses intercepted a ...

Russia shows its latest weapon to US inspectors

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has shown its latest hypersonic weapon to U.S. inspectors. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it demonstrated the Avangard hypersonic g...

Mysterious radar ship spotted off coast of S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos have recently surfaced apparently showing a naval vessel prowling the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan with a massive newly mounted radar tower on top, leadi...

Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations...

Marshall Islands could flip allegiance from Taiwan, US to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic relations between the Marshall Islands and Taiwan and the U.S. are on the line after a general election commenced on Monday (Nov. 18). The Marshall Islands, ...

'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

LONDON (AP) — Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration th...

Israel says it intercepts 7 rockets fired from Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says seven rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into its southern territories. The military said Friday the Iron Dome missile...

Eastman School of Music scraps China tour over ban of South Korean members

An upstate New York orchestra reversed course on Tuesday and canceled plans to tour China this winter after China refused to allow the group's three South Korean musicians to perform. The Eastm...

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denucleariz...