Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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US approves Turkey military helicopter sale to Philippines

By Ragip Soylu The United States has approved export licences to Turkey to sell T129 military helicopters to the Philippines, multiple Turkish officials said on Monday. Serdar Demir, a corporate communications president...
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Henry Kissinger warns of risk of U.S.-China ‘Cold War’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned Friday that the U.S. government and the rest of the world has to work together to avoid a "Cold War" between the the U.S. and China...
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Taiwan says it’s looking to buy US missiles with 925-km range

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The head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s strategic planning section has told lawmakers that the government is seeking to procure, from the US, air-to-surface missiles with a possible range of...
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EU sets out Indo-Pacific plan, says it’s not ‘anti-China’

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The European Union resolved on Monday to step up its influence in the Indo-Pacific region, using areas from security to health to protect its interests and counter China's rising...
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Biden Seeks Unity With Japan’s Suga Against China at First White House Summit

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By David Brunnstrom and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly threatening China as the U.S. leader held his first...
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Biden’s new trade representative Tai says U.S. not ready to lift Trump-era tariffs on...

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the Biden administration has not immediate plans to lift the trade tariffs impose on China by President Trump. Tai told The Wall Street Journal she acknowledges the...
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Taiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air force

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Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of...
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Taiwan says has begun mass production of long-range missile

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Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop...
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Chinese diplomats: Don’t underestimate our determination to defend sovereignty

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While talking to the media after meeting with their US counterparts, top Chinese diplomats have emphasized that they will stay firm in defending their national interests. “There are so many...
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Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to ‘fight tonight’ after North Korea warning

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned North Korea that U.S. forces are ready to "fight tonight" after the dictatorship condemned military drills taking place in South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries have...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...
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German navy chief resigns over controversial comments on Putin, Crimea

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Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never winback...
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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that the United States...
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Qatar and US talk gas supplies as Russia threatens Ukraine

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The talks with Qatar and some EU nations have focused on new ways to secure alternative seaborne liquefied natural gas cargoesOfficials are concerned that...