Asia Pacific

Lt. Gen. Bacarro assumes as new AFP Chief of Staff

Lieutenant General Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro assumed as the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, replacing General Andres C Centino on Monday, August 8,...

Taiwan to hold anti-invasion drills after China exercises

Taiwan will hold live-fire military drills this week simulating a defense of the island against a Chinese invasion,...

War materiel, explosives recovered in Mindoro clash

Army operating troops of the 68th “Kaagapay” Infantry Battalion of the 203rd Infantry “Bantay Kapayapaan” Brigade recovered CPP-NPA...

Army aviators transport personnel, equipment from Mindanao to Bicol

Army aviators flew from Zamboanga International Airport in southwestern Mindanao to Legazpi City International Airport in the Bicol...

Gov’t troops neutralize, apprehend terrorists in Maguindanao

A Daulah Islamiyah-Hassan Group member was killed while another was apprehended in an encounter with the military in...
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Beijing slams NATO over ‘completely futile’ China warning

Beijing on Thursday slammed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over a "completely futile" warning in which the group said for the first time...

US, 4 other countries launch Pacific initiative amid China’s rise

The United States, Japan, Australia, Britain and New Zealand on Friday launched a new initiative to step up engagement with Pacific island countries, as...

Taiwan scrambles jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defence zone

Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, including bombers that flew south of the island...

China launches third aircraft carrier in major military milestone

China on Friday launched its biggest and most modern aircraft carrier, marking a major military advance for the Asian superpower. The announcement comes at a...

Japan deploys MSDF fleet with eye on China

Japan has dispatched a Maritime Self-Defense Force flotilla on a deployment to 11 Indo-Pacific countries and one foreign territory as part of joint naval...

US blasts China’s ‘destabilizing’ military activity near Taiwan

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday blasted China's "provocative, destabilizing" military activity near Taiwan, a day after his Chinese counterpart warned him that...
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