A Japanese submarine joined a naval drill in the South China Sea for the first time, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday, in an escalation of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others. The Maritime Self Defense Force submarine Kuroshio conducted a naval exercise on Thursday with other Japanese warships in the South China Sea, including the Kaga helicopter carrier, which is on a two-month tour of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said. The exercise, which involved the submarine trying to evade detection, was conducted away from island bases constructed by China to push its claims in the strategic sea.
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A Japanese submarine joined a naval drill in the South China Sea for the first time, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday, in an escalation of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others.
Iran launched a naval exercise in the Gulf on Thursday, just days before the US reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a defense official told AFP. The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several dozen boats were out training early Thursday morning.
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ADEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah airport on Sunday, to support forces attempting to seize control from Houthi fighters inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media, in the biggest battle of the war.
DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah airport on Sunday, as coalition-backed ground troops attempted to seize control from Houthi fighters inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian investigators conducted one of their largest operations against graft ever on Thursday, targeting a money laundering ring linked to powerful politicians and businessmen that moved $1 billion through offshore accounts in 52 countries.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has conducted live combat drills in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday, the latest in a series of air and sea military exercises it has conducted over the past 10 days.
The live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait come as China and the United States are at odds over the self-governing island, which Beijing considers its territory.
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday it had killed three militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group allied with al Qaeda.
Virgin Galactic successfully tested its new spaceship on Thursday in the company’s first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. (April 5)
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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket….
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed five militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group allied with al Qaeda.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has conducted its first military training flight via the North Pole to North America since Soviet times, the RIA news agency cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Wednesday.
The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Andrews tells CNN.