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Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

UK Home Office backs down on Syrian asylum-seeker's case

The case concerns a 25-year-old Syrian man who came to the UK in May 2020. He reportedly evaded forced conscription into the army in 2017 to avoid being forced to kill fellow Syrians. The man, who ha...

China's demographic decline to stunt PLA's growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier this month, a report surfaced in Chinese state media outlet China Reports Network, which said it is every Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member’s obligation t...

Taiwan's Ministry of Defense weighing up new conscription, recruitment plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 08) that the decision to launch a new conscription drive or troop enlistment plan is no...

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yea...

People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new round of deadly attacks and forced conscription has begun against ethnic Tigrayans in an area of Ethiopia now controlled by Amhara regional authorities in collaboration wit...

Facebook removes Ethiopian PM's post for inciting violence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Facebook says it has removed a post by Ethiopia’s prime minister that urged citizens to rise up and “bury” the rival Tigray forces who now threaten the capital as the country’s w...

UN report says Ethiopia's war marked by 'extreme brutality'

GENEVA (AP) — All sides in Ethiopia’s yearlong war in the Tigray region have committed abuses marked by “extreme brutality” that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the U.N. huma...

5 Eritrea women's U-20 soccer players go missing in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Five players on the Eritrea women's under-20 soccer team went missing Tuesday from a hotel in Uganda during a regional tournament, police and organizers said. ...

Experts point out flaws in Taiwan's combat readiness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military experts have suggested Taiwan’s armed forces train with the U.S. and other countries’ militaries to improve combat readiness, according to a Wall Stre...

S Korea blocks army from appealing transgender soldier case

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Justice Ministry on Friday blocked the army from appealing a landmark court ruling that said it unlawfully discharged the country’s first known transgender sold...

S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before sh...

Syria says doors open to refugees, despite contrary claims

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat said Monday that his country's doors are open for the safe return of refugees, accusing Western countries of taking advantage of the suffering of Syrians while prete...

Taiwan military resumes field unit assignment for troops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it will resume assigning conscripts to field units, saying that this will maintain combat readin...

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo w...