Iranian army says 19 killed, 15 wounded when missile strikes naval vessel taking part in exercise in Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian army says 19 killed, 15 wounded when missile strikes naval vessel taking part in exercise in Gulf of Oman.

Iran missile strikes own ship, kills 1 sailor, hurts others

An Iranian navy sailor was killed and several injured in an unexplained “incident” on a military support ship in the Gulf of Oman, Iranian media reported Monday (May 11). Iranian state ...

Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission

BERLIN (AP) — They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn't part of the program. Now dozens of scientists are waiting in quara...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 7, the 128th day of 2020. There are 238 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 7, 178...

Rescued migrants stranded at sea, not allowed to any EU port

CAIRO (AP) — At least 78 migrants fleeing war-torn Libya for Europe remain stuck at sea without a designated port to dock, the U.N. migration agency said Monday. Libya has emerged as...

Sailors from Taiwan’s 'Goodwill Fleet' need more coronavirus tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sailors from the "Goodwill Fleet" were scheduled to return home Sunday (May 3) morning after two weeks in coronavirus quarantine, but they will have to submit to...

Malta defends use of private vessels to rescue migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s government is defending the use of private vessels to save migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, including one mission in which a Maltese fishing boat reportedly took the r...

Navy hospital ship, once thought critical, sees few patients

About a month ago, with Los Angeles girding for a potentially crippling surge of coronavirus cases, a massive white Navy hospital ship chugged into port: a powerful symbol of the government's response...

European doctors warn rare kids' syndrome may have virus tie

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in Britain, Italy, and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the new coronavirus. Earlier...

Beached ship harms local marine fauna in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A CPC Corporation (CPC) work vessel that had been beached on March 28 at the coast in Datan, an industrial borough in northern Taiwan, was found to have destroyed a vast a...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

US Navy plane nears Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft flew near southern Taiwan on Saturday (April 25) morning, marking the 12th time a U.S. military aircraft entered Taiwanese a...

China sets up unit of Marines under its Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has for the first time acknowledged it set up a unit of Marines within the People’s Liberation Army Navy, after experts recommended such a move to counter Taiw...

US destroyer transits Taiwan Strait for 2nd time in month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (April 23) for the second time this month. The ship transited the strait on a southward course Thursday, acc...

US blasts China at Southeast Asian meeting on coronavirus

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that China is taking advantage of the world's preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic to push i...