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UN delays giving seats to Myanmar junta, Taliban

A key United Nations committee has decided to delay action on requests by Myanmar's military junta and Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to take their countries' seats at the UN. The announcem...

World powers call for support for December 24 elections in Libya

Leaders from several countries gathered in Paris on Friday for a conference on Libya and threatened sanctions against those they termed "spoilers" of scheduled December 24 presidential elect...

UN renews EU Bosnia military mission as separatism fears grow

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday voted to renew the mandate of the European Union's military mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The vote took place amid concerns that the leader of th...

COP26: World eyes Glasgow for new pledges of climate action

GLASGOW, Oct 31 (Reuters) - World leaders will start descending on the Scottish city of Glasgow on Sunday for the United Nations COP26 summit, billed as a make-or-break chance to save the planet from ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: ...

Afghanistan: Taliban expected to meet with EU representatives

The Taliban are expected to hold talks with EU representatives in the Qatari capital of Doha on Tuesday. What do we know about the EU-Taliban talks? "Tomorrow we are meeting the EU representati...

Romania's Klaus Iohannis receives Charlemagne Prize

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Saturday received the Charlemagne Prize honoring people considered to have worked toward European unification at a ceremony in the western German city of Aachen. ...

UN General Assembly ends with no speeches from Afghanistan or Myanmar

The UN representatives for Afghanistan and Myanmar were dropped from the list of speakers who were to address world leaders on Monday, the last day of the UN General Assembly in New York City. Both t...

Are the US and China tiptoeing towards an Indo-Pacific Cold War?

The new security partnership between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, dubbed "AUKUS," has made waves from Asia to Europe. Beijing called the partnership "highly irrespon...

Diplomatic allies pen letter urging Taiwan's inclusion in UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says that Taiwan’s diplomatic allies have penned a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urging him to address the E...

Afghanistan: UN refugee chief warns of 'greater suffering'

The United Nations called for urgent and sustained support from the international community, as the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan continues. "The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remai...

UN hosts Afghanistan donor conference with crisis looming

The UN is hosting a donor conference in Geneva Monday in a bid to raise $606 million (€513 million) needed by December to keep aid programs in Afghanistan afloat. Since the collapse of the Weste...

US general warns of Afghan civil war as Taliban make Panjshir advances

A top US general warned the country could be plunged into civil war as Taliban fighters on Sunday pushed deep into the Panjshir province that is still resisting the group. Top US General Mark Milley ...

Taiwan asks allies to write letter to UN secretary general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the annual General Assembly of the United Nations opening on Sept. 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is asking Taiwan’s diplomatic allies to write a le...

Taliban seize control of Kabul airport after US withdrawal — as it happened

Dire warnings from the UN of an approaching "humanitarian catastrophe" EU ministers back plan to help Afghanistan's neighbors deal with refugees Taliban take control of Hamid Karzai In...