US targets al-Qaida leaders in West Africa and Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to turn up pressure on three senior al-Qaida leaders in Africa and the Middle East. The State Department placed the head of the m...

Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of privately owned providers. The study by the Univ...

N. Korea says US terrorism blacklist hinders nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says the U.S. redesignation of Pyongyang as a sponsor of terrorism is dimming prospects for nuclear diplomacy between the countries. The North's...

Pakistan avoids terror financing blacklist _ for now

PARIS (AP) — An international monitoring agency has given Pakistan four months to prove it is fighting terrorism financing and money laundering — or be put on a blacklist. That's a r...

Taiwanese-American NBA fan raises money to support HK protesters

A Taiwanese-American recently launched an online fundraising campaign to design and give away free T-shirts in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters at the Oct. 22 National Basketball As...

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris. A report earlier this month ...

AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?

HAVANA (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives Thursday in Cuba, which was long the former Soviet Union’s principal ally in Latin America. The visit is seen by some as confirmation of a ...

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

The National Rifle Association has sued San Francisco where city officials recently declared the gun-rights lobby a terrorist organization. The NRA says in its lawsuit that the city is infringing on i...

White House reverses course on blacklisting Huawei, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As negotiations in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war appear to have stalled, the trajectory of bilateral relations appears to be moving towards renewed hostility this week ...

US Treasury Department labels China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between ...

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Mohammed Haji Abed drives his yellow taxi through the busy streets of the Syrian capital for about 12 hours a day, toiling in the sweltering summer heat but earning barely enoug...

Huawei says sales up 23% this year despite US controls

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei says its global sales rose by double digits in the first half of this year despite being placed on a U.S. security blacklist but said it will face tougher cond...

UN report: Conflicts kill and hurt a record 12,000 children

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says a record number of more than 12,000 children were killed and injured in armed conflicts last year, with Afghanistan, the Palestinians, Syria and Yemen topp...

Taiwan prepares expanded blacklist of Chinese telecom products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (July 18), Executive Yuan Spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka announced that Taiwan’s government will be introducing a blacklist of Chinese telecom products at the ...

Taiwan city of Taichung to scrap Chinese-made surveillance cameras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung City Government said Thursday (July 18) it would replace surveillance cameras in underground passageways within a week after members of the public pointed out...