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UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Secur...

Nafis Sadik, women's health and rights champion, dies at 92

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 United Nations populati...

UN envoy travels to strife-torn Myanmar for the first time

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar traveled to the Southeast Asian nation Monday for the first time since she was appointed to the post last October. The trip b...

UN envoy seeks expanded Yemen truce to spur ceasefire talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Yemen said Monday he is intensifying efforts to achieve an expanded truce between the warring parties that would hopefully lead to the start of talks on a ...

Myanmar's UN envoy travels to strife-torn country for the first time

The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, traveled to the Southeast Asian nation on Tuesday. She is visiting Myanmar for the first time since being appointed to the post in October...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent...

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the United States and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who o...

Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia set sail Sunday from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a ...

US-Taiwan trade initiative talks to kick off soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top trade negotiator said on Saturday (Aug. 13) that talks on the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade are expected to start soon. U.S. Indo-Paci...

Taiwan envoy concerned about China's military aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., on Friday (Aug. 12) expressed concern over China's military provocations and urged Beijing not to use f...

US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He ur...

Chinese envoy says Australia ties must be mended before solving trade issues

More work needs to be done to reset relations between Canberra and Beijing, China's ambassador to Australia said on Wednesday, adding that the two nations had not yet reached the stage of resolvin...

Chinese envoy tells Australia to show 'caution' over Taiwan

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s recent change of government was a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with cautio...

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the co...

Taiwan bolstering social resilience, defense capabilities to counter Chinese military threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is making preparations to strengthen its social resilience and defenses to respond to the Chinese military threat, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s envoy to the ...