Philippines Coast Guard Vessel Damaged in Chinese Ships' Water Cannon Attack

April 30, 2024 @ 05:09 AM

Tensions flared between Philippine and Chinese maritime forces today as two Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels reportedly fired water cannons at a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel during a routine patrol near Scarborough Shoal. According to the Philippine Coast Guard, the PCG vessel BRP Bagacay was targeted by CCG ships with...

Chinese Coast Guard Confronts Japanese Lawmakers Near Disputed Islands

April 29, 2024 @ 06:02 AM

Chinese coast guard vessels confronted a delegation of Japanese lawmakers near the disputed Diaoyu Islands (known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan) in the East China Sea. The confrontation occurred during an inspection mission organized by the city of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture

Taking Inspiration from Ukraine, Myanmar Rebels Attack Junta Installations with Kamikaze Drones

April 5, 2024 @ 11:35 AM

Taking inspiration from Ukraine, rebels from Myanmar's resistance groups attacked junta installations in and around the administrative capital, Naypyitaw, on Thursday with several dozen kamikaze drones. This is the first time the rebels have deployed attack drones, especially on such a large scale

Directed Energy Attacks on U.S. Diplomats Linked to Russian Intelligence Unit

April 1, 2024 @ 08:04 AM

A collaborative investigation has unearthed evidence tying the Havana Syndrome to Russia's military intelligence agency, with GRU Unit 29155 allegedly deploying directed energy weapons against overseas U.S

Philippine Forces Making "Operational Adjustments" After Chinese Water Cannon Attack

March 27, 2024 @ 10:49 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced on Wednesday that it was making "operational adjustments" to its rotation and reprovisioning (RORE) missions to the Sierra Madre ship, which is anchored in a part of the West Philippine Sea claimed by China. The "operational adjustments" will be implemented in the next...

Filipino Scientists Blocked by Chinese Vessel from Accessing South China Sea Reef

March 23, 2024 @ 05:19 AM

Filipino scientists were obstructed by a Chinese vessel on as they attempted to access a reef in the disputed South China Sea. The incident, which occurred on Thursday near Sandy Cay, several kilometers from the Philippine-held Thitu Island in the Spratly Islands, has heightened tensions in the region

Arakan Army Rebels Destroy 5 Myanmar Naval Boats, Cripple Navy

March 4, 2024 @ 06:24 AM

In a recent development, the Arakan Army (AA) rebels have destroyed five naval boats belonging to Myanmar's navy, dealing a setback to the service. This was first reported by Myanmars

Estonian PM, Former Latvian Minister 'Wanted' in Russia for Destroying Soviet-era Monuments

February 13, 2024 @ 12:03 PM

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has placed Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on its wanted list, accusing her of the destruction of monuments dedicated to Soviet soldiers in Estonia. The country's Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop and Lithuanian Culture Minister Simonas Kairys are also wanted in connection with the alleged acts

China Coast Guard Expels Philippine Vessel Near Huangyan Island in South China...

February 12, 2024 @ 04:41 AM

The China Coast Guard (CCG) announced on Sunday that it had expelled a Philippine Coast Guard vessel, identified as 9701, that had allegedly intruded into waters adjacent to Huangyan Island (Scarborough Shoal) in the South China Sea multiple times from February 2 to 9. In 2012, Beijing took control of Scarborough Shoal within the Philippines' EEZ after a months-long standoff involving paramilitary ships

Philippines Conducted 14 Resupply Missions to 'Its Own' Ayungin Shoal Island in...

February 6, 2024 @ 11:10 AM

The Philippines successfully carried out a total of 28 rotation and resupply (RORE) missions last year to maintain its presence in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), including 14 missions to the strategically significant Ayungin Shoal. Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, the Philippine Navy spokesperson for the WPS, provided details during a

China Firmly Opposes Philippine Construction Activities in Contested Waters

January 26, 2024 @ 08:27 AM

China has firmly opposed any construction activities by the Philippines on islands and reefs in the South China Sea that China claims as its own. A Chinese defense spokesperson, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, made the statement during a regular press conference on Thursday

Philippine Defense Minister Announces Military Deployment in West Philippine Sea for Resource...

January 24, 2024 @ 02:38 PM

Philippine Defense Minister Gilberto Teodoro declared on Wednesday that the country's armed forces would be deployed to safeguard the peaceful exploration and exploitation of natural resources within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. Teodoro, as reported by