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Map shows paths of Chinese missiles fired around Taiwan on Day 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first day of live-fire drills imposed on Taiwan by China, missiles landed in five of six zones around Taiwan, with a Vietnamese reporter creating a map showing the ...

4 Chinese missiles flew over Taipei on way to Japan EEZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government announced on Thursday (Aug. 4) that five ballistic missiles launched by China landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) that day and four...

11 Chinese Dongfeng missiles strike near Taiwan

Update 6 p.m. Aug. 04: The MND issued another press release at 5:30 p.m. stating that from 1:56 p.m. to 4 p.m., the PLA launched a total of 11 Dongfeng ballistic missiles into the waters surroundin...

Expert predicts China will fire missiles over Taiwan cities to hit Zone No. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) predicts that China could fire missiles over Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung as they head toward one of the six zones the People&...

US military making plans in case Pelosi travels to Taiwan

SYDNEY (AP) — Nancy Pelosi hasn’t said if she’s going to Taiwan, but if she does she’d be entering one of the world’s hottest and most contentious spots. While U.S. offic...

China conducts missile intercept tests days after launching 3rd aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anti-missile defense tests were carried out on Sunday (June 19), China’s defense ministry announced on Monday (June 20). The ministry said the tests were mid-rang...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to ...

North Korea fires possible ballistic missiles, South Korea and Japan report

South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff said early on Wednesday that North Korea fired three missiles toward waters off North Korea's eastern coast, one after another, between 6 and 7 a.m. local ti...

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of C...

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. ...

US, S Korean leaders meet in face of N Korea nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the U.S. and South Korean leaders meet Saturday, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, already a major focus, may receive extra attention if intelligence pr...

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russ...

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scra...

Asia security in focus as Biden visits South Korea, Japan

US President Joe Biden is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Friday for talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, although administration officials admit they are concerned North Korea will attemp...

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden's trip to...