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UN chief: Afghanistan faces `make-or-break moment'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that Afghanistan is facing “a make-or-break moment,” the United Nations chief on Monday urged the world to prevent the country’s economy from collapsing. ...

UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation will be cu...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: ...

Biden promises 'relentless diplomacy' to skeptical allies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first a...

The end of the Merkel-Macron era — a mediocre legacy?

Tonight was probably the last time German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked across the gravel in the Elysée Palace's courtyard to talk business with French President Emmanuel Macron. The latter cam...

With Taliban's rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the ...

Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union auditors said Monday that the 27-nation bloc’s program for deporting migrants is not working well but they warned that any attempts to force countries to take their citi...

Afghanistan: Germany needs 'skillful' diplomacy for Taliban talks

Germany would need to engage the Taliban with "very skillful and clever diplomacy," German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday. In an interview with DW, Kramp-Karrenb...

How to negotiate with the Taliban?

Western governments say that — on principle — they do not negotiate with terrorists. But often reality is different. There have been many examples of how government representatives sat dow...

Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban

As Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul's streets, a terrified 19-year old — hidden away at home like countless other women and girls — turned to her beloved movies for solace. Her curren...

Taiwan preparing new foreign aid white paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Tuesday (Aug. 31) it was preparing to publish a white paper on foreign aid following calls from legislators for a new appr...

Afghanistan's top high school graduate fears for her future

Salgy Baran got the highest score in all of Afghanistan on her university entrance exams this year, but she has no answers for what comes next. The 18-year-old wants to stay and become a doctor, bu...

Janine Wissler: 'The German government is putting lives at risk in Afghanistan'

Rosalia Romaniec (RR):There are only a few weeks left until Germany's general election and the outcome has rarely been as open as this time. We're talking to Janine Wissler, the lead candidate...

Afghanistan: Taliban face financial squeeze from West

The speed of the Taliban's capture of Afghanistan last weekend has left the West scrambling to curtail the Islamist militants' grip on the country. Military action has been all but ruled out a...

EU 'will have to talk' to Taliban, but wary of recognition

The European Union will have to speak to the Taliban, but any cooperation will depend on whether Afghanistan's new rulers respect fundamental rights, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borr...