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China's war drills practice seizing Taiwan
by James Edgar - May 24, 2024 - 2:29pm
Chinese warships and fighter jets surrounded Taiwan on Friday in the second day of drills that Beijing said were testing its ability to seize the self-ruled island, days after its new president was sworn in.
China holds war games around Taiwan, vows flowing blood
by James Edgar - May 23, 2024 - 4:36pm
China on Thursday encircled Taiwan with naval vessels and military aircraft in war games, as it vowed the blood of "independence forces" on the self-ruled island would flow.
China rehearses 'sealing off' Taiwan, US deploys naval destroyer
by James Edgar - April 10, 2023 - 8:51am
China simulated "sealing off" Taiwan during a third day of wargames around the self-ruled island on Monday, as the United States deployed a naval destroyer into Beijing-claimed waters in a show of force. 
China in second day of 'Joint Sword' military drills encircling Taiwan
by James Edgar - April 9, 2023 - 9:00am
China deployed dozens of fighter jets and warships around Taiwan on Sunday for a second day of large-scale military drills, in an angry show of force following a meeting between the island's president and the US...
China launches three days of military drills in Taiwan Strait
by James Edgar - April 8, 2023 - 1:00pm
China launched military drills around Taiwan on Saturday, in what it called a "stern warning" to the self-ruled island's government following a meeting between its president and the US House speaker.
Afghan Shiites stunned but not broken by mosque blast
by James Edgar - October 11, 2021 - 7:59am
Friday’s blast killed around 100 Shiite Muslims, according to locals, the latest in a string of attacks on Afghanistan's minority community, considered heretics by Sunni Muslim extremists like the Islamic State-Khorasan...
More than 100 passengers leave Kabul in first flight since US pullout
by James Edgar - September 10, 2021 - 8:02am
The first international flight came as the Taliban continue their transition from insurgents to governing power, less than a month after they marched into Kabul and ousted president Ashraf Ghani.
Taliban announce hardline govt as protests grow
by James Edgar - September 8, 2021 - 8:57am
Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund — a senior minister during the Taliban's brutal and repressive reign in the 1990s — was appointed acting prime minister, a spokesman said at a press conference in Kabul...
Gamers and G-strings: 5 moments from the 30th SEA Games
by James Edgar - December 12, 2019 - 11:48am
The 30th South East Asian Games in the Philippines, which drew to a close on Wednesday, not only produced sporting drama, but also some unusual and unforgettable moments. Here are five of the most memorable:
Brief encounter: Fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row
by James Edgar - December 11, 2019 - 5:41pm
A Filipino martial artist was prepared to give up his chance of winning a Southeast Asian Games title because he didn't want to wear underpants beneath his traditional loincloth.
Duterte to attend SEA Games opening ceremony
by James Edgar - November 30, 2019 - 1:29pm
President Rodrigo Duterte will attend Saturday's opening ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games, the presidential palace said, a day after the Philippine leader apologized for the chaotic build-up.
Duterte calls for probe after chaotic SEA Games build-up
by James Edgar - November 29, 2019 - 12:25pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a probe into the preparations for the Southeast Asian Games, which start on Saturday after a messy build-up marked by last-minute construction and logistical problems.
Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning
by James Edgar - October 10, 2019 - 4:47pm
Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protestors in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy m...
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