U.S. and Japan to Stockpile Munitions Near Taiwan

The U.S. and Japan discussed stockpiling munitions in each other’s defense facilities across Japan, including islands in Taiwan’s vicinity, to prepare for contingencies amid tensions with China. In a joint statement released after last week’s two-plus-two meeting of foreign and …

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More than 170K People Flee Loikaw After Myanmar Junta Forces Seige and Assault

More than 170,000 people were forced to flee the city of Loikaw after Myanmar junta forces have launched a full-scale assault and bombardment. Fighting in the Loikaw province between the junta and rebel forces has been raging since January 7 …

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Afghan Resistance Leader Rejects Taliban’s Safe Passage Offer

The leader of the National Resistance Front in Afghanistan (NRFA), Ahmad Massoud said he doesn’t need permission from the Taliban to enter his own country. “We rejected the safe page offers of the Taliban,” Ali Maisam Nazary, head of foreign …

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US Imposes First Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Launch

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on six North Koreans, a Russian, and a Russian firm for supporting the ballistic missile programs of North Korea, imposing the punishments after North Korea tested a pair of new missiles last week. …

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US Halts Flights After North Korea Missile Test

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halted all departures at several west coast airports in the United States while North Korea was testing a ballistic missile, its second weapons test in less than a week. “Full operations resumed in less than …

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Taiwanese F-16 Goes Missing During Training Flight

Taiwanese authorities have launched a search and rescue operation after an F-16V went missing during a routine training flight from a base in the southern city of Chiayi. The F-16V, with the serial number 6650 and piloted by Flight Officer …

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Australia to Buy 120 Tanks Worth $3.5b from the US

The Australian government has announced that the Australian Army would be receiving $3.5 billion worth of new battle tanks and combat engineering vehicles from the United States. The upgraded tanks and vehicles would consist of 775 Abrams tanks, 29 assault …

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Iranian Backed Militia Fighters Fire Shells At US Base in Syria: Official

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitor said on Wednesday that pro-Iranian militia fighters fired shells towards a US base in eastern Syria’s Al-Omar oil field that caused damage but no casualties. At least three rockets hit Al-Omar, a base …

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Taiwan Air Force Stages Drill to Intercept Chinese Planes Amid Tensions

The Taiwanese Air Force has staged a drill on Wednesday simulating a war scenario that showed Taiwan’s combat readiness amid heightened military tensions with China. “With the very high frequency of Communist planes entering our ADIZ, pilots from our wing …

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