Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone

Taiwan says 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone in the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressureContinue reading “Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone”

U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Strike forced government U.N. plane to abort landing in city Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year of war has killed thousands Thousands fleeing fighting in Amhara An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on FridayContinue reading “U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray”

US to use Pakistan’s airspace for counter-terrorism in Afghanistan, may sign a deal – WION

According to US media reports, the Joe Biden administration is close to a formal agreement with Pakistan to use its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan.

Taiwan won’t start a war with China, defence minister says

Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself “full on”, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday, amid a spike in tensions across the Taiwan Strait that has raised concern internationally. Taiwan, a major semiconductor producer, has repeatedly said it will defend itself if attacked, but that it will not “advanceContinue reading “Taiwan won’t start a war with China, defence minister says”

EU agrees on increased sanctions against Belarus

EU foreign ministers gathering in Luxembourg have approved a set of tougher sanctions targeting sectors that will impact the Belarusian regime, according to diplomats. European Union foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday increased the pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko by approving tougher sanctions on entities supporting his regime, diplomats said. The agreement, struck at a meeting in Luxembourg,Continue reading “EU agrees on increased sanctions against Belarus”

Denmark says Russian aircraft violated its airspace twice

Denmark’s defense ministry said there had been two Russian violations of Danish airspace on Friday near the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. “(It is) completely unacceptable that Russian planes violate Danish airspace, and even twice in one day. Looks like deliberate action,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said in a tweet. He did not say whatContinue reading “Denmark says Russian aircraft violated its airspace twice”

China military flybys near Taiwan plunge after US-Japan statement

Beijing looks to avoid tensions ahead of Communist Party centennial Chinese military activity in Taiwan’s air defense identification zone has dropped sharply since the U.S. and Japanese leaders called for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait during their April 16 summit, data compiled by Nikkei shows. Beijing appears to be backing off from aggressive moves that would antagonize Washington over theContinue reading “China military flybys near Taiwan plunge after US-Japan statement”

EU bans Belarus airlines as opposition urges G7 sanctions

Belarus carriers will be banned from flying over European Union territory or having access to its airports from Friday, the bloc said, as the country’s exiled opposition leader called for more joint Western sanctions. The EU decision is part of planned punitive measures against Belarus in response to Minsk scrambling a warplane to force theContinue reading “EU bans Belarus airlines as opposition urges G7 sanctions”

Malaysia to lodge formal protest after Chinese military ‘intrusion’ in airspace over South China Sea

The Malaysian Foreign Ministry has said it will lodge a diplomatic protest over 16 Chinese military transport planes that violated Malaysia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) while conducting “suspicious” activity over the contested South China Sea. Malaysia’s air force said it was forced to scramble jets on Monday to conduct visual confirmation after the planes flew within theContinue reading “Malaysia to lodge formal protest after Chinese military ‘intrusion’ in airspace over South China Sea”

Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane ‘hijacking’ – NATO secretary-general

NATO has called the incident which led to the detention of journalist Roman Protasevich a “state-sponsored hijacking”. Jens Stoltenberg told Sky News: “We know the very close relationship between Russia and Belarus and therefore it’s hard to believe that the regime in Minsk could do something like this without any kind of coordination with Russia.” He made the commentsContinue reading “Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane ‘hijacking’ – NATO secretary-general”

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