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Iranian state TV: Omicron cause of death in 3 Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television said Saturday that three Iranian citizens have died after they were infected with omicron, the new, more easily spread variant of the coronavirus. ...

Lithuania asks Taiwan to fast-track approval of exports amid punishment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania is pressing the Taiwanese authorities to grant agricultural exports market access as China targets the Baltic country with economic punishment for sticking with ...

Report: Iran announces 1st case of omicron variant

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has detected its first case of infection by the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, state TV reported Sunday. The announcement comes as the variant sprea...

Iran says 44 million fully vaccinated, half its population

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday it has now fully vaccinated 44 million people, more than half of its population of 85 million. The country has been hit the worst by the pandemic in the Mid...

Biden and Xi meet virtually as US-China chasm widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his virtual meeting with China’s Xi Jinping on Monday by saying their goal is to ensure competition “does not veer into conflict.” ...

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's defense minister said Thursday that the island must defend itself and not depend entirely on others for help if China were to launch an attack, even as Taiwan's presiden...

China’s vaccine charm offensive against Taiwanese won’t prevail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s vaccine charm offensive against overseas Taiwanese is believed to have produced a limited effect in winning over hearts and minds, a Taiwanese official said....

Tehran holds first public Friday Prayers in almost 2 years

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian capital Tehran has held its main public Friday prayer service for the first time in 20 months, after it was halted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Organiz...

Taiwan reports another record air incursion by China

A total of 39 Chinese air force aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense zone on Saturday, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said. For the second day in a row, China set a record for the number of warp...

Taiwan expects much-anticipated first BioNTech vaccines to arrive soon

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Around 900,000 doses of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in Taiwan soon, the health minister said on Tuesday, the first delivery of a highly politicised, muc...

Taiwanese woman contracts COVID despite 3 jabs of China's ZF2001 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four of the 10 imported COVID-19 cases confirmed Sunday (Aug. 29) by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) had been fully vaccinated, with one of them having received...

'Lone wolf warrior' - Does China need real allies anyway?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In recent times, geopolitics has been shaped by a renewed tussle for power among nations seeking to increase their sphere of influence. While the U.S. and Asian nations...

Chinese ICT products to be banned at Taiwan’s government facilities by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet has asked all government organs in Taiwan to phase out all China-made information and communications technology (ICT) products by the end of the year amid secu...

Letter to Editor: China’s vaccine diplomacy collapses in South East Asia

During the first six months of 2021, while the U.S. and Europe were struggling to secure enough vaccines for their populations, thousands of miles away, China seemed to successfully control the virus....

Beijing defiant five years since the South China Sea ruling

On July 12, 2016, the world began to hear about one of the most momentous legal decisions in recent Asian history. For the first time, an international tribunal had been asked to rule on some of Chin...