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Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fifteen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month returned to Turkey on Sunday. The freed hostages were welcomed at Istanbul Air...

Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fifteen Turkish crew members of a cargo ship who were kidnapped by pirates last month off west Africa have been freed, Turkish media reports said Friday. Privat...

3 Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three Turkish sailors who were on board a cargo ship attacked by pirates off the West African coast have returned home. Fifteen kidnapped sailors remain missing and one Azerbaijani cre...

Contact made with pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish sailors

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish crew members of a cargo ship off the West African coast, have made contact with the shipping company, Turkish media reports said Thursday. ...

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew of Turkish ship off W. Africa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, officials said Sunday. Turkey’s Maritime Directorate sa...

UN chief says 9 African nations, Iran in arrears on UN dues

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief says nine African nations and Iran are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and should lose their voting rights as required unde...

Algeria draws, still qualifies for African Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Algeria qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 2022 and will get the chance to defend its title at the delayed tournament despite letting a two-goal lead slip in Zi...

The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations and s...

Trump signs TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Donald Trump on Thursday (March 26) signed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) into law. The legislation, w...

UN says Lebanon made payment to restore UN voting rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Monday that Lebanon has paid its U.N. dues, restoring its voting rights in the General Assembly. The U.N. had announced Friday that seve...

7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says seven countries are so far behind in paying their dues that they are losing their voting privileges in the 193-member General Assembly, including Venezuel...

Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition from only 15 countries. This...

African Cup talking points? Madagascar magic, Mane and VAR

CAIRO (AP) — It's the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday and Thursday and the two biggest surprises are that Madagascar is still in the tournament and superstar Mohamed Salah and...

China 'busy' changing cross strait status quo: U.S. official

An official from the U.S. State Department said Friday that China was "busy" changing the status quo across the Taiwan Strait through moves including imposing military threats against Taiwan...

Taiwan named in top 10 travel destinations 2019 list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Popular travel website GlobeSpots.com has ranked Taiwan 8th in their list of top travel destinations for 2019. Globe Spots characterized Taiwan as “classic travel...