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Taiwan says China can ‘paralyze’ its defenses — and threat is worsening

Taipei – China’s armed forces can “paralyze” Taiwan’s defenses and are able to fully monitor its deployments, the island’s Defense…

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Japan

China implements revised law to boost power of maritime authorities

Beijing – China on Wednesday implemented a revised law to strengthen the power of its maritime safety authorities, amid concern…

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Japan

Japan seeks record defense budget with spending for new technologies

The Defense Ministry on Tuesday requested a ¥5.4 trillion ($49 billion) budget for fiscal 2022, aiming to accelerate enhancement of…

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Japan

Japan to halt SDF’s Afghanistan evacuation mission as early as Wednesday

Japan is considering withdrawing its Self-Defense Forces from their mission to evacuate people including its nationals from war-torn Afghanistan on…

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Japan

U.S. strikes explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning

Kabul – The United States said it destroyed an explosive-laden vehicle with an airstrike in Kabul on Sunday, hours after…

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Japan

U.S. says drone strike kills Islamic State ‘planner’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military said Friday it had carried out a drone strike against a “planner” of the Islamic…

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Japan

As U.S. troops searched Afghans, a bomber in the crowd moved in

Washington – The suicide bomber waited until the last possible moment, U.S. officials said. A crowd straining to get into…

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Japan

Pentagon holds talks with Chinese military for first time under Biden

Washington – A senior Pentagon official held talks with the Chinese military for the first time since President Joe Biden…

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Japan

West struggles with Afghanistan chaos as Biden again defends withdrawal

Kabul/Washington – Chaos around Kabul Airport was so bad this week that the U.S. military was forced to use three…

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Japan

Taliban, striking dovish tone, pledge peace and women’s rights under Islam

Kabul – The Taliban said on Tuesday they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of…

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