Friday, June 18, 2021


China’s rapid military expansion seriously concerning, Japan tells EU

China now has the largest navy in the world and the third largest air force.

Myanmar village burned down in clashes with military

Some reports say the fire was so large it was recorded by Nasa's satellite fire-tracking system.

Taiwan reports ‘record number’ of Chinese jets in its air defence zone

Chinese military air incursions over Taiwan are becoming more frequent and open.

‘With masters defeated, the slaves can’t fight’: Taliban eye victory after US exit

'When the Americans leave they (the government forces) won't survive even for five days,' says a Taliban spokesman.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi goes on trial for sedition in junta court

If convicted on all counts, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon, 75, could be jailed for more than a decade.

Seoul holds military drills around disputed islets boosting row with Japan

The decades-long territorial ruckus was rekindled over a map on the Tokyo Olympics website marking the islands as Japanese territory.

Beijing tells Nato not to play up China’s military threat

Nato had said that China's 'stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order'.

Philippines suspends scrapping of military pact with US again

Manila has in the past been unhappy about issues such as a lack of jurisdiction over US personnel who commit crimes in the Philippines.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hit with fresh corruption charges

State-run media say the Anti-Corruption Commission found evidence that she had committed 'corruption using her rank'.

Myanmar junta demands international doctors stop caring for sick in south

Almost all public medical facilities across Myanmar have been closed in the wake of the Feb 1 coup.

Mine-clearers killed in Afghanistan, interpreters under Taliban death sentences

Afghan translators employed by Australian forces have been placed on a Taliban kill list for working alongside 'infidel enemies' over the past 20 years.

China condemns US senators visiting Taiwan on military plane as ‘vile provocation’

Senior US visitors usually travel by unmarked private jets rather than giant military transports.

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