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Aid group facilities targeted in northeast Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked the offices of several international aid groups, setting them ablaze and renewing concerns Sunday about the safety of humanitarian workers i...

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

Over the past few months, China has been boosting its vaccine diplomacy efforts, pledging and shipping increasing numbers of COVID vaccines to a number of countries worldwide, particularly in Asia. ...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of ...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it has resumed U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had...

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale” and urged the U.N. Security Council to conside...

Rebels leave beheaded bodies in streets of Mozambique town

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fierce fighting for control of Mozambique's strategic northern town of Palma left beheaded bodies strewn in the streets Monday, with heavily armed rebels battling army, police and ...

US urges UN to stop making aid to Syria a political issue

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the divided U.N. Security Council on Monday to stop making humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria a political issue and open more border ...

Coast guard cooperation signifies strong Taiwan-U.S. relations: Foreign minister

The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Taiwan and the United States to establish a Coast Guard Working Group (CGWG) signifies the strong relations between the two countries, Taiwan...

India pushes ahead with Rohingya deportation amid Myanmar crackdown

Fleeing from the military crackdown in Myanmar, Lin Lin Khaing (name changed), 30, a nurse in Hakha district of the northern Chin state, knew her journey to India would be fraught with danger. Yet,...

In Myanmar's hinterland, army uproots ethnic Karen villagers

BANGKOK (AP) — In the jungles of southeast Myanmar, the army was shooting and otherwise tyrannizing civilians long before last month’s military coup. This largely unseen oppression c...

Indonesia makes plea for citizens stranded in Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesia on Thursday (March 18) pleaded with Taiwan's government to aid hundreds of migrant workers stranded in the country’s waters. In a virtual conference...

Retired rescue dog looking for new home in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Rush," a Belgian Tervuren that recently retired from the Taipei City Fire Department, is looking for a new home, and people who are interested can apply for ado...

US resumes aid to Yemen's rebel north as famine threatens

The United States announced a resumption of aid to Yemen’s rebel-held north on Friday to fight a looming famine as the country’s nearly six-year-old war grinds on. U.N. officials warned that a blockad...

US, Taiwan kick off disaster preparedness campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States and Taiwan on Thursday (March 11) jointly announced a campaign to enhance cooperation on disaster prevention and response to mark the 10th anniversary of...

UNICEF: Syria's war has killed and wounded 12,000 children

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s 10-year-long civil war has killed or wounded almost 12,000 children and left millions out of school in what could have repercussions for years to come in the country, the U.N. ch...