Chinese military to conduct exercise staging takeover of Taiwan’s Pratas islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (May 12) it was reported that China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning to conduct a large-scale landing exercise in August in the South China...

US spy plane spotted south of Taiwan in 14th flight since early April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines Saturday (May 2), the 14th such appearance since the begin...

US surveillance plane flies south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States military reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines Thursday (April 30) in the 13th such appearance t...

US surveillance plane flies south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States Air Force (USAF) reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines Friday (April 17) in the ninth such appea...

US Navy planes fly near Taiwan 12 times in 3 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft was spotted flying near Taiwan's southern airspace on Wednesday (April 15) following a series of recent drills conducted by...

Chinese, US warships steam past opposite sides of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was spotted prowling the waters to the east of Taiwan on Saturday (April 11) as a U.S. warship cruised through the Taiwan Strait....

U.S. military assets seen near Taiwan Friday, Saturday

An American guided missile warship and two reconnaissance military aircraft have been operating near Taiwan over the past two days, after Chinese warplanes showed up in the area, Taiwan's Ministry...

U.S. surveillance plane flies near Taiwan soon after Chinese jets leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A United States Air Force (USAF) reconnaissance aircraft appeared in the skies off south Taiwan shortly after a group of Chinese warplanes flew across the same area Friday...

Tanks spotted in NE Taiwan as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan battle tanks were spotted prowling the streets of Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (March 25), as cross-strait tensions rise during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pand...

US Navy EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft passes by southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Lockheed EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Navy passed close by Taiwan’s southwest coast Wednesday, even flying near Kaohsiung, according...

Japanese warship heads to Middle East to protect tankers

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country's oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. Th...

Japanese prime minister to go ahead with Mideast Visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister will go ahead with a planned visit to the Middle East this weekend despite the crisis in the region, a spokesman said Friday. Japan is also expec...

Japan OKs divisive plan to send naval troops to Mideast

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily dep...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2019. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 17...

Germany extends anti-Islamic State mission in Iraq by 1 year

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military participation in an international coalition against the Islamic State group. Merkel spokesw...