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India: Sikhs protest in Amritsar after Canada's allegations

Hundreds of Sikh activists on Friday staged a demonstration outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, demanding punishment for the killers of a Sikh separatist sho...

Former US trade rep approves of Taiwan's CPTPP membership bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab on Tuesday (Sept. 26) commended Taiwan’s efforts to become a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for ...

Niger’s junta asks for help from Russian group Wagner as it faces military intervention threat

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger’s new military junta has asked for help from the Russian mercenary group Wagner as the deadline nears for it to release the country’s ousted president or face possible milit...

Niger's junta isn't backing down, and a regional force prepares to intervene. Here’s what to expect

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Regional mediation efforts to reverse the coup in Niger and restore its democracy collapsed as soon as they started. Tensions have escalated as the Sunday deadline nears for poss...

West Africa defense chiefs finalize Niger intervention plan as junta negotiations deadlock

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan Friday and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, w...

Yellen visits India again to promote closer ties and tackle global economic problems

GANDHINAGAR, India (AP) — On the heels of a trip to Beijing, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is back in India for the third time in nine months, this time to meet finance ministers from the Group...

NATO in Indo-Pacific: Tokyo office a no-go for now

As NATO's biggest air force drill in history, Air Defender 23, sweeps through allied skies, two nonmember countries are also taking part in the exercises. The participation of Sweden, which is bid...

White House official urges peace, stability amid Taiwan Strait tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. must remain vigilant while ensuring peace in the Taiwan Strait, U.S. National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell said on Tuesday (Jun...

Will Pakistan ban Imran Khan's PTI party?

Any attempt to dissolve the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party would likely plunge Pakistan into a deeper political crisis — not to mention boost the former prime minister's popularity, an...

Legislative speaker invites US lawmakers to 2 events in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said on Wednesday (May 17) that he went to the U.S. in order to invite Congress members to two events in Taiwan as well as deliver a s...

China seeks to establish global hegemony: Taiwan legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China intends to use Taiwan as a stepping stone to become a global hegemonic power, Taiwan Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said at a Hudson Institute event on Tuesday...

Taiwan legislative speaker meets with US House committee on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Monday (May 15) met with members of the U.S. House committee on China to discuss deepening economic and security ties betwee...

China's actions against Taiwan threaten us all: Czech foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said on Tuesday (May 2) that China's aggressive actions toward Taiwan represent "threats against us all." During a tal...

More sanctions for deadly fentanyl if bill becomes law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past year, the U.S. Treasury Department has used its sanctions powers to impose wide-ranging financial penalties on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine — turning R...

Taiwan People's Party chairman meets with Pompeo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chairman Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) met with former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (April 20) at the Hudson Institute to discuss in...