Tag Archives: Asia

Taiwan deploys anti-drone guns to offshore islands

The move follows several incidents involving UAVs believed to be from mainland China The Taiwanese military announced the deployment of anti-drone guns to the offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu on Friday, following several UAV incursions allegedly coming from the Chinese mainland. Kinmen and Matsu are groups of small islands …

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Fire bombs, other blasts rock Thai Deep South

Explosions and fires ripped through at least 17 locations in southern Thailand on Wednesday, authorities said, in what appeared to be multiple coordinated attacks that injured seven people. The bombings and arson attacks happened after midnight and targeted convenience stores and a gas station across three provinces, lightly injuring at …

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China concerned with rising tensions on Korean peninsula

The Chinese envoy to the Korean Peninsula called on all parties to stay cool-headed and exercise restraint, expressing concern over North Korea’s recent escalation of tensions with various missile tests. Beijing is concerned about the tense situation on the Korean peninsula, China’s Korean affairs envoy said as he arrived for …

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Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker

Sri Lanka’s president has agreed to replace his older brother as prime minister in a proposed interim government to solve a political impasse caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, a prominent lawmaker said Friday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name …

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Indonesia police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Indonesian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday to disperse hundreds of university students protesting high cooking oil prices and a mooted extension of President Joko Widodo’s stay in office. Crowds of demonstrators were seen running away from the scene outside parliament in the capital Jakarta, according to …

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Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation

Japan and the Philippines agreed Saturday to start talks toward a possible defense agreement that would allow closer cooperation between their militaries amid regional tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and their Philippine counterparts, Teodoro Locsin and Delfin …

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