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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Chinese forces expel US warship from disputed islands in South China Sea

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The Chinese military said that it expelled the US warship USS John McCain on Tuesday, when it crossed the waters adjacent to the Chinese Nansha islands without Beijing’s permission,...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

North Korea and Biological Weapons: Assessing the Evidence

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Executive SummaryNorth Korea’s announcement that it is developing a vaccine for COVID-19 has focused renewed attention on Pyongyang’s purported biological weapons (BW) program. Over the past three years, three...
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US announces $2.4 bn sale of coastal defense systems to Taiwan

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The United States on Monday said it had approved a $2.4 billion sale of 100 Harpoon coastal defense systems to Taiwan, defying Beijing's anger over a $1 billion missile...
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‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a Coalition of Sanctions

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The US-China split is evolving into a long-term rivalry. It is unlikely to be affected by the US elections or the mitigation of certain current irritants like the COVID-19...
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China holds simultaneous military drills in four seas

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China has begun five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services...
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U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China

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The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...
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New ‘Bionic Eye’ Linked to Chip in Brain Could Cure Blindness

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.It has been more than...

In race to replace Japan’s Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender

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Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him as prime minister, an outcome that would extend the fiscal and...
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This Experimental Drone Could Change America’s War Strategy-Is the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie the future...

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BY ALEX HOLLINGSMAR 17, 2020For nearly 20 years, the United States Air Force has been focused on anti-terror operations in uncontested airspace. Now, as America transitions its focus away...
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Topol ICBMs to come out of service in Russia in 2024

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Russia’s strategic missile forces will stop using Topol intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2024, a source in the defense sector told TASS on Thursday. "It is...
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Biden calls on N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, following AG report on sexual...

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President Biden on Tuesday called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, following the state Attorney General's report finding that the governor violated federal...
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Egypt receives fourth German S-44 submarine at Alexandria base

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Egypt received the fourth German-made S-44 submarine at its Alexandria naval base on Monday, the Egyptian Navy announced. The model 209/1400 mod 4 sub...

IDF: Lebanon fires three missiles at Israel, artillery responds with artillery fire

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Three rockets were fired on Wednesday from the territory of Lebanon at Israel, the Israeli artillery opened fire on Lebanese territory in response, the...
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India military seeks to bolster ‘Act East’ policy with naval deployment to South China...

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The Indian Navy has announced the deployment of a naval task force to the South China Sea to bolster security and support allies in...