AP Explains: Militant fighters in final battle in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Intermingled among 3 million civilians under siege in the Syrian government's assault on the last opposition stronghold are tens of thousands of al-Qaida-linked fighters and other milita...

Taiwan ranked Asia's 2nd freest country on Freedom House index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains Asia’s second freest country on Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Scoring 93 out of 100, the island nation holds 29th place in...

China’s Uighurs trapped in factory toiling for tech titans

NANCHANG, China (AP) — In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants...

China's Uighurs trapped in factory toiling for tech titans

NANCHANG, China (AP) — In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants...

Rights group: Lacoste gloves made in Chinese internment camp

Gloves made in China for the popular French brand Lacoste appear to have been sewn inside a factory where ethnic minorities face forced ideological and behavioral re-education, according to a U.S.-bas...

China pledges support for US-Taliban peace agreement

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday pledged its support for the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement in Afghanistan and called for the “orderly and responsible" withdrawal of foreign troops to avoid a power vacuum...

Virus adds to fears for targets of Muslim crackdown in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The spread of a new virus in China has deepened fears about the targets of a mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, human rights advocates said Wednesday. ...

Continuing PRC efforts to intimidate Taiwan and its friends

“Big Nations Should Not Bully the Small” The People’s Republic of China (PRC) always refers to its Three Communiqués with the United States as if they were the Ten Commandm...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

China’s Sichuan reports H5N6 bird flu as it struggles to cope with Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China scrambles to contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, the recurrence of various types of bird flu appears to be adding to its woes, most recently an H5N6 outbre...

Pompeo message in Europe, Central Asia trip: Beware of China

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. But ...

Video shows interior of new Wuhan 'hospital' resembles prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced allegedly shot from inside the instant "hospital" hastily constructed in Wuhan appearing much more like a prison than a center to care for sic...

China reports 361 dead from new virus, total of 17,205 cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday reported 361 have died on the mainland from the new virus, with an additional 2,829 new cases over the last 24 hours bringing the Chinese total to 17,205. ...

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, warns of China's growing reach

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kazakhstan pressing authorities to be wary of Russian and Chinese investment and influence. Bringing a message...

Amnesty Int'l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK (AP) — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from young people who defy grave risks to protest suc...