Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to … Read more

Protests intensify over India military recruitment plan, government tweaks scheme

Protests intensify over India military recruitment plan, government tweaks scheme

BHUBANESHWAR/LUCKNOW, India June 18 (Reuters) – Protesters in India’s eastern state of Bihar damaged public property and ransacked offices in a railway station on Saturday, expressing outrage at a new military recruitment plan and demanding the government reverse course. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has introduced a scheme called Agnipath or “path of fire” designed … Read more

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) – Authorities imposed restrictions on Friday on gatherings in a satellite city of India’s capital that is home to offices of several multinational firms, and one person was killed as protests against a new military recruitment process spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled the new recruitment system this week, … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

Protests against India's new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

IAEA warns of ‘fatal blow’ to nuclear deal as Iran removes its cameras

IAEA warns of 'fatal blow' to nuclear deal as Iran removes its cameras

Tehran had warned of retaliation at IAEA board resolution Iran now removing IAEA cameras installed under 2015 deal IAEA chief Grossi sees 3-4 week window of opportunity If that window is not seized, 2015 deal is dead, he says VIENNA, June 9 (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday dealt a near-fatal blow to chances of reviving … Read more

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official’s Seoul visit

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official's Seoul visit

SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged a joint air power demonstration on Tuesday during a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who said there would be a strong and clear response if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. The demonstration, which involved 20 warplanes … Read more

UN nuclear watchdog urged to reject Iran, a US, European draft shows

UN nuclear watchdog urged to reject Iran, a US, European draft shows

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register IAEA reported scant progress with Iran on uranium traces Report came after three-month process to revive dialogue … Read more

China, Australia life for Pacific influence with dueling visits

China, Australia life for Pacific influence with dueling visits

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) – China and Australia launched competing Pacific … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift measures’ against COVID outbreak

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country’s first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns that … Read more

Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

Australia says Chinese spy ship's presence off west coast 'concerning'

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concern amid an election campaign about China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy vessel was not in Australian territorial … Read more