Taiwan says multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels spotted in possible simulated attack

Hong Kong CNN — Taiwan says it detected “multiple” Chinese aircraft and naval vessels taking part in military drills around the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, in what could be a possible simulated attack against the island. The ministry said some of the aircraft and vessels had crossed the sensitive median line in the Taiwan Strait … Read more

Why is the Myanmar crisis such a challenge for ASEAN? | ASEAN News

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting in Phnom Penh, a week after Myanmar’s coup leaders executed four opponents in an act that shocked the world. ASEAN criticized the killings, but the National Unity Government (NUG) of elected politicians who were overthrown by the military and coup opponents, as well … Read more

US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan

CNN — The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech from the White House. “I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all,” Biden said. Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, remained a visible … Read more

Defiance in Myanmar even as executions prompt fears for detained Military News

When Thazin Nyunt Aung first heard that her husband had been executed by the Myanmar military, her feelings “couldn’t be expressed in words”. But as reality settled in, so did a steely resolve. “Now I have to do more to successfully complete this revolution,” she told Al Jazeera. Her husband, 41-year-old Phyo Zeyar Thaw, was … Read more

Defiance in Myanmar even as executions prompt fears for detained Military News

When Thazin Nyunt Aung first heard that her husband had been executed by the Myanmar military, her feelings “couldn’t be expressed in words”. But as reality settled in, so did a steely resolve. “Now I have to do more to successfully complete this revolution,” she told Al Jazeera. Her husband, 41-year-old Phyo Zeyar Thaw, was … Read more

Myanmar leader shops for support, weapons in Moscow | Military News

With both regimes increasingly isolated on the world stage, Myanmar’s top general has been in Moscow to meet senior officials from Russia’s defense ministry, pledging deeper military ties and cooperation on nuclear energy. “They frankly exchanged views on further promotion of existing friendly relations and military-technological cooperation,” Myanmar state media reported, following a meeting between … Read more

Ukraine’s new US rockets are causing fresh problems for Russia

CNN — There’s a new and potentially very significant factor in the Ukrainian conflict: the Ukrainians’ ability to use recently supplied Western systems to hit Russian command posts, logistical hubs and ammunition dumps a long way beyond the front lines. In the past week, there have been enormous explosions in several occupied areas in the … Read more

MI5, FBI chiefs warn of ‘game-changing’ threats from China | Military News

The heads of the United Kingdom and the United States’ domestic intelligence services have raised alarms about Chinese economic espionage in a rare joint address in London. Ken McCallum, the director of the UK’s MI5, said on Wednesday that the Chinese government’s “covert pressure across the globe” amounts to “the most game-changing challenge we face”, … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more

‘How can you trust Russia?’ Nervous Lithuanians sign up for border militia

Kybartai, Lithuania CNN – Having a neighbor like Russia at the end of the street means 59-year-old Vytas Grudzinskas doesn’t get much rest. “I can see the soldiers best at night,” he says, pointing to a patch of green behind his neighbor’s garden. “They have a shooting range they use over there behind that field. … Read more