China prolongs threatening military maneuvers around Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it was extending threatening military exercises around Taiwan that have disrupted sea and air traffic and raised significant concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade. The announcement increases uncertainty in the crisis that has developed over the past week with Speaker of the … Read more

Myanmar generals banned from ASEAN until peace plan advances | ASEAN News

Foreign ministers express their disappointment at the inability of the military administration to implement the crisis plan agreed in April 2021. Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to ban Myanmar’s ruling generals from participating in the group’s meetings until They are making progress on a 15-month-old plan to … Read more

Taiwan says Chinese military drills appear to simulate attack

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan said on Saturday that China’s military exercises appeared to simulate an attack on the self-governing island, after several Chinese warships and planes crossed the center line of the Taiwan Straits following the president of the United States House. Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei which infuriated Beijing. Taiwan’s armed forces issued an … Read more

Blinken: Chinese military exercises are a “significant escalation”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Chinese military exercises targeting Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that it urged Beijing to back down. China has launched the exercises following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan … Read more

China sanctions Pelosi and sends 100 fighter jets to Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships had taken part in live-fire military exercises surrounding Taiwan over the past two days, while announcing sanctions against the president of the United States House. Nancy Pelosi during her visit to the self-contained island earlier this week. The official Xinhua news … Read more

“Very provocative”: Chinese military exercises resume around Taiwan | Military news

Taiwan says it is monitoring the situation after several Chinese ships and aircraft crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait on Friday. China has resumed its largest-ever military drills in the waters around the self-governing island of Taiwan, with the homeland’s defense ministry saying scores of warships and fighter jets crossed the center line … Read more

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by blocking U.S. officials from traveling there. She made the remarks in Tokyo on the latest leg of an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to Taiwan that has infuriated China. The Chinese have tried to isolate … Read more

In South Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided to make direct public comments on cross-Strait relations that could have further heightened regional tensions. Pelosi, the first incumbent House speaker to visit Taiwan in … Read more

AP sources: US operation killed al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON (AP) — A CIA drone strike killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter. Current and former officials began hearing Sunday afternoon that al-Zawahri had been killed in a drone strike, but the administration delayed releasing the information until his death could be confirmed, according to one … Read more

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled about a possible stopover in Taiwan that has fueled tensions with Beijing. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and other cabinet members, … Read more