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US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in Kabul drone strike

The Pentagon on Friday offered condolence payments for the family members of civilians killed during a botched US drone strike in August. The US had admitted that the attack killed as many as 10 civi...

China urges US to abide by 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China responded to the U.S. State Department’s denunciation of Beijing’s provocative military actions near Taiwan on Monday (Oct. 4) by urging Washington to ab...

Afghanistan: Qatar says more foreigners flown out of Kabul

A chartered flight carrying over 230 civilians from Taliban-controlled Kabul to Doha took off Sunday, a Qatari Foreign Ministry official said. It was the fourth Qatari flight to evacuate citizens ou...

Afghanistan: LGBTQ people fear for their lives under Taliban rule

On the afternoon of August 26, 20-year-old college student Rabia Balhki (name changed to protect her identity) was pushing her way through the crowd outside the Kabul airport. Nearby, Taliban fighters...

US, China call climate an 'oasis' in otherwise rough relations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned United States climate envoy John Kerry on Thursday that backsliding US-China relations could negatively impact areas of cooperation, such as climate change disc...

Turkey: Anti-foreigner sentiment boils over in Ankara riots

It all began on Tuesday evening when a street fight erupted between two groups of youths in Altindag, a district of the Turkish capital, Ankara. In the violent confrontation between some Syrian migran...

Belarus orders US to reduce diplomatic presence after sanctions

Belarus on Wednesday revoked its permission for the United States ambassador's appointment and ordered the embassy in Minsk to reduce its staff. The move came after Washington imposed a new roun...

Biden offers Hongkongers 'temporary safe haven' as China doubles down on repression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is offering Hongkongers in the U.S. a "temporary safe haven" as China continues to flout its legally binding obligations in Hong Kong an...

How US-China sanctions create parallel tech universes

As the US continues to blacklist dozens of Chinese companies, Beijing is increasingly imposing its own sanctions on US organizations and individuals it accuses of meddling in China's internal affa...

Korean Peninsula: Why is Pyongyang reaching out to Seoul?

The resumption of communications between North and South Korea across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has triggered renewed hopes of detente on a peninsula that has been divided since the end of the Kore...

US House passes bill banning purchase of maps depicting Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 29) passed an appropriations bill that includes an amendment that would prohibit the U.S. State Department from purcha...

US vows unwavering support for Taiwan on global scale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Naz Durakoglu, principal deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Legislative Affairs, said on Friday (July 23) that U.S. support for Taiwan...

U.S. sanctions Chinese officials over Hong Kong democracy crackdown

The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on seven Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, Washington's latest effort to hold China accountable for what it ca...

Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere on the island Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti...

US secretary of state sits down with survivors of Xinjiang internment camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday (July 6) spoke with survivors and relatives of those still held in internment camps in Xinjiang and assured them the ...