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President vows to boost Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 14) pledged to strengthen Taiwan’s defense capabilities during the inauguration ceremony of the Navy’s first and s...

Unexploded naval mine washes up on shores of Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bomb disposal team from the Army on Friday (Nov. 26) will detonate an unexploded naval mine recently found washed up on the shore of Penghu’s Huxi Township, CNA re...

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

BAGHDAD (AP) — A mock funeral procession in Iraq marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S. drone strike near Baghdad that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and top Iraqi militia leader Abu...

Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. ...

Iraq team working to 'neutralize' mine found on oil tanker

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi explosives-handling team is working to neutralize a “large” mine discovered on an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and evacuate its crew, authorities said Friday. ...

Suspected Chinese naval mine found on offshore islet of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An object suspected to be an old Chinese naval mine was found during a beach cleanup on the uninhabited Chutou Islet (鋤頭嶼) in Taiwan's offshore Penghu County last week...

Centennial of US entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air warfare were ne...

Suspected rebel-planted mine hits Yemeni ship, kills 2

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A naval mine suspected to have been planted by rebels has hit a Yemeni coast guard vessel in the Red Sea, killing two sailors. Yemeni security officials say eight...