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US, UK call for Taiwan's participation at WHO meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives of the U.K. and U.S. called for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) during the group’s meeting on Friday (Jan. 28), a...

German politician urges naval passage through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Navy should conduct a Taiwan Strait passage, said German Parliament Defense Committee Chairperson Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann during an academic seminar on Tu...

Letter to Editor: Give Taiwan a voice at Model UN Conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though China has the political clout to block Taiwan from regaining membership in the UN, it holds no power over the half a million high school and college students around...

China: UN council should try to avoid civil war on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador said Friday the U.N. Security Council’s primary goal in strife-torn Myanmar should be to avoid more violence and a civil war. Zhang Jun ...

UN: 'Extreme lack of food' for many in Ethiopia's Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than a third of the people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “are suffering an extreme lack of food,” the United Nations World Food Program said in a new assessment of a...

UN labor group says 1.6M jobs lost in Myanmar in 2021

BANGKOK (AP) — The International Labor Organization says about 1.6 million jobs were lost in Myanmar in 2021, with women suffering the worst setbacks as work in factories, tourism and construction dwi...

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful while vowing to bolster its nuclear “war deterrent” and speed up the development of m...

UN: Syria prison attack shows need to deal with IS detainees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The attack by Islamic State militants on a Syrian prison holding around 3,000 of its fighters and about 700 children is a predictable tragedy spotlighting the need for urgent int...

Afghanistan: People in a 'horrific' situation, WFP chief David Beasley tells DW

Millions of people in Afghanistan are facing a dire situation as they struggle to cover their basic needs, David Beasley, the executive director of the UN's World Food Program (WFP), told DW's...

N.Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits 'important' munitions factory

SEOUL, Jan 28 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted tests of an upgraded long-range cruise missile and a warhead of a tactical guided missile this week, as leader Kim Jong Un visited a munitions factory p...

North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 6th launch in 2022

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its sixth round of weapons launches this month, South Korea’s military said. ...

UN chief urges major Afghan aid increase, unfreezing assets

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief urged nations Wednesday to greatly boost humanitarian aid for millions of Afghans living in “a frozen hell” and release nearly $9 billion in frozen assets to pull ...

UN terminates tech chief after sexual harassment claims

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has dismissed his undersecretary-general for technology after a yearlong investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, the United Nation...

North Korea fires suspected missiles into sea, South Korea says

South Korea's military said on Thursday that its northern neighbor has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the mis...

Iran arrests 17 pranksters over videos that 'spread panic'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In Tehran in recent weeks, men have smashed cream pies into the faces of hapless bystanders on metro escalators. Actors posing as private taxi drivers have opened fire on passenger...