Published: Aug 04, 2022
Amid rising tension spurred by the August 2 visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, much to China’s dismay, Asean foreign ministers are calling on all parties to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from provocative action and uphold the principles enshrined in the UN Charter.
Published: Jun 03, 2022
Japan will deploy its helicopter-carrying destroyer Izumo in the Indo-Pacific from June 13 as part of a self-defence exercise to counter China’s rising regional assertiveness. Izumo is currently being upgraded as a de-facto aircraft carrier.
Published: Feb 20, 2022
The combat readiness of the troops and the reliability of the weapons were checked, the Kremlin said. Russia's Aerospace Forces, the Southern Military District, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Northern and Black Sea Fleets were involved in the drills.
Published: Jan 14, 2022
The latest round of talks aimed at defusing tensions between Russia and the West within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ended here on Thursday without a breakthrough as both sides warned of potential escalation.
Published: Aug 09, 2021
Keeping the land border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland free of any visible checkpoints is a key plank of the Brexit accord between the European Union and U.K. An agreement, known as the Northern Ireland Protocol, aimed to do just that. Yet its roundly drawn criticism and its implementation has been controversial.