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UN team finds escalating evidence of Myanmar junta's crimes

The United Nations' Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) on Tuesday said it had gathered swaths of evidence of human rights violations across Myanmar in the past 18 months. The ...

Friends of Japanese journalist demand his release in Myanmar

TOKYO (AP) — Friends of Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar while covering a protest, called for his immediate release Wednesday and an online petition has collected ...

India walks diplomatic tightrope on Myanmar's military junta

India expressed "deep concern" following the executions of four political prisoners in Myanmar last week, joining other nations in condemning the hangings and raising concerns over the deter...

Taiwan not on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Asia itinerary

The office of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on Sunday highlighting countries and places that would be visited during a congressional delegation's trip to the Indo-Pacific region...

US military preparations 'underway' in Taiwan for Nancy Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite China's threats over a possible Taiwan visit by Nancy Pelosi, "U.S. military preparation" is still underway, Politico has reported. U.S. House of ...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavu...

Biden, Xi holding talks as concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan grow

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden are holding the fifth phone-call of their presidencies on Thursday against the backdrop of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi potentially planning a ...

UN: Violence rising in rural Colombia despite peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Violence is increasing in many rural areas of Colombia despite a 2016 peace deal between the government and the country's largest guerrilla group, the United Nations Human Righ...

Facing headwinds and history, Marcos makes policy speech

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation address Monday with momentum from his landslide election victory, but he's hamstrung by his...

Deadly raid in Rio favela sparks police violence complaints

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A raid of Rio de Janeiro’s largest complex of favelas that left at least 18 people dead has sparked renewed complaints of excessive police violence and ignited debate over how to...

Martial-law era remembered under a new Marcos presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights activists on Thursday launched a new campaign in the Philippines to prevent a repeat of the abuses and plunder of the martial-law era that began 50 years ago un...

Syrian refugees anxious over Lebanon's plans to deport them

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — Sitting outside her tent in a camp in eastern Lebanon, a 30-year-old Syrian refugee contemplated the sunset and her worsening options. Umm Jawad fled to Leb...

UN slams killings, rights abuses under Afghanistan's Taliban

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people have been killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban overran the country nearly a year ago, even though security on the whole has improved since then, the United Natio...

Afghanistan: UN slams killings, torture under Taliban

The UN accused the Taliban of committing hundreds of human rights violations in Afghanistan since taking power last summer, detailing the abuses in a new report on Wednesday. "UNAMA is concern...

MOFA thanks US for conveying Taiwan security concerns with China at G20 conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (July 10) thanked the U.S. for revisiting China’s ramped-up provocations toward Taiwan and for reiterating its suppo...