Tanzania confirms 1st attack by Mozambique-based extremists

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — For the first time, Tanzania’s government has acknowledged an attack inside the country by Islamic extremists based in neighboring Mozambique. The attack clai...

China angered as U.S. names human rights envoy for Tibet

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of seeking to destabilise Tibet, after the Trump administration appointed a senior human rights official as special coordinat...

Lebanon praises US mediation in maritime border talks Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun told a visiting U.S. official Friday that his country “heavily relies” on Washington’s mediation regarding a disputed maritime border with Israel, and hop...

US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament speaker met Thursday with a visiting U.S. official, a day after Beirut began indirect negotiations with Israel over their disputed maritime border. ...

Lebanon, Israel to begin indirect talks over maritime border

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel are to begin indirect talks Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that both sides insist are purely tech...

Lebanon names team for maritime border talks with Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon announced on Monday the names of its delegation that will hold indirect talks later this week with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries. ...

US senator flies flag for Taiwan on its National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday (Oct. 9) issued a statement recognizing Taiwan’s National Day and at the same time urged Washington to relax restrictions on exchange...

South China Sea Watch: Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Taiwan rates historic visit by US undersecretary of state a success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unprecedented visit by U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach was very productive and will lead to a deepening of th...

US undersecretary of state meets with China and Hong Kong activists in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach met with Chinese and Hong Kong democracy activists during his unprecedent...

Visiting US officials discuss bilateral trade relationship with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach reportedly met with Taiwanese officials to talk about economic cooperat...

Visit of highest-ranking US State Department official to Taiwan in 41 years confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 16) that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will visit Taiw...

State denies improper IG firing, defends Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Wednesday rejected Democrats' charges of improperly firing its independent inspector general and defended its weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. ...

US envoy accuses China of insincerity toward Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. official accused China on Tuesday of bullying and insincerity in its dealings with Southeast Asian nations, but said Washington isn't forcing the region to choose sid...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...