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Bangladesh: Why are Rohingya refugees fleeing to Indonesia?

An increasing number of Rohingya refugees are leaving the crowded camps of Cox's Bazar on the southeastern coast of Bangladesh and are making the 1,800-kilometer (1,120-mile) sea crossing south to...

Vandals in Kaohsiung attack commercial building in gang dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gang of men armed with baseball bats, clubs and hammers, attacked and vandalized the first floor of a commercial building in Kaohsiung’s Xinxing District early Fri...

Haitian ambassador to Taiwan says UN force means country no longer alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Haiti's representative to Taiwan, Ambassador Roudy Stanley Penn, said that the United Nations' (UN) decision to send a security force to the country is what Haitia...

Sweden to call in military to help crack down on gangs

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson was meeting the head of Sweden's armed forces and the police chief on Friday to discuss ways to stem growing gang violence in the country. He wanted "to see ho...

Rotterdam: 2 dead after twin shootings by same suspect

Police in Rotterdam said on Thursday that two people had been killed in two shooting incidents in the city, one of which at the Erasmus Medical Center at the city's university. "The two sho...

UNGA Briefing: Nagorno-Karabakh, Lavrov and what else is going on at the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's Day 5 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Thursday ...

US pledges $100M to back proposed Kenyan-led multinational force to Haiti

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration pledged $100 million on Friday to support a proposed Kenyan-led multinational force to restore security to conflict-ravaged Haiti and urged other nations to ma...

A gunman opened fire in a crowded pub in Sweden, killing 2 men and wounding 2 people, police say

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two people were killed and two wounded when a gunman opened fire in a crowded bar northwest of Stockholm, police said Friday, in the latest outburst of deadly violence in Sweden. ...

A 13-year-old boy found shot in the woods was a victim of Sweden's gang violence, prosecutor says

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 13-year-old boy found dead in woods near his home in the suburbs of Stockholm earlier this month was the latest victim of a deadly gang war in Sweden, a prosecutor said Th...

Haiti's government to oversee canal project that prompted Dominican Republic to close all borders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti’s government on Thursday doubled down on the construction of a canal on Haitian soil that would divert water from a river it shares with the Dominican Republic, whic...

Taiwan 'positive' about international support for Haiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it looks positively on possible international assistance to its Caribbean ally Haiti, but would not say if it supports U.S. President ...

El Salvador's leader, criticized internationally for gang crackdown, tells UN it was the right thing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele trumpeted the success of his gang crackdown during his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, crediting his administration’s will agai...

Dominican Republic's president stands resolute on his closing of all borders with Haiti

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The president of the Dominican Republic on Sunday defended his decision to close air, sea and land traffic with neighboring Haiti in their dispute over constru...

Dominican president suspends visas for Haitians and threatens to close border with its neighbor

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The president of the Dominican Republic announced Monday that he has suspended issuing visas to Haitians, and he threatened to shut down land, air and sea traf...

UN rights chief calls for 'urgent reversal' to civilian rule in coup-hit African countries

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief called on Monday for an “urgent reversal” of military takeovers and return to civilian rule in countries in Africa where coups have driven out elected leaders...