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Taiwan reiterates commitment to joining WHO, WHA

The government of Taiwan urged the World Health Organization to heed the voices of its 23 million people who want to join the UN special agency and attend its...

Israel justifies deadly strike on Rafah

The IDF claims to have struck “legitimate targets” amid reports of at least 35...

N. Korean school demands dollars from students unable to engage in farm work

North Korean students are being mobilized to help transplant rice seedlings in South Hwanghae...

Italy rebukes NATO call for more strikes on Russia

The US-led bloc’s chief should apologize and clarify his remarks, or resign, deputy PM...

China conducts biggest ‘blockade’ drill, calling if response to ‘separatist’ acts of Taiwan

In continuation to Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, the recent surge in Chinese military has conducted biggest military blockage around Taiwan has captured...

Philippines considers expelling Chinese ambassador over South China Sea clash

Summary The Philippines is contemplating expelling the Chinese ambassador after a Chinese ship collided with three Philippine vessels near a disputed reef in the South...

US and China face different challenges in tackling childhood pneumonia outbreaks

The United States and China are both dealing with outbreaks of pneumonia among children, but the causes and responses are different in each country....

Myanmar Rebels Capture Dozens of Security Forces as Fighting Intensifies

A coalition of ethnic armed groups in Myanmar said on Monday (Nov 13) that they had captured more than 40 security personnel, including a...

Xi Jinping says China is willing to work with South Korea ahead of summit with Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his willingness to work with South Korea to promote a strategic partnership that adapts to the changing times, according...

Taliban detains 18 humanitarian workers from Swiss NGO in Kabul

The Taliban have detained 18 staff members of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Afghanistan, including a U.S. citizen, the group said on Friday. The...

China Bans iPhone Use for Government Officials at Work

China has ordered its central government officials not to use Apple’s iPhone and other foreign-branded devices for work or bring them into the office,...

Japan PM condemns China over stone-throwing at embassy schools

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has slammed China for allowing protesters to throw stones at Japanese embassy schools in Beijing and Shanghai, calling it...

Pakistan PM to dissolve parliament ahead of elections

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced on Wednesday that he will advise the president to dissolve the parliament, three days before its five-year term...

Train Derailment in Pakistan Kills 15, Injures 40

At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured when a train derailed in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Sunday, officials said....

Philippines protests China’s water cannon attack on its boats in South China Sea

The Philippines has lodged a strong protest against China for blocking and firing water cannons at two of its supply boats in the disputed...

Beijing and nearby provinces face severe flooding risk as China issues red alert for heavy rain

China has issued a red alert for torrential rain in Beijing and several surrounding provinces, warning of possible floods and landslides as the country...

Pakistan in Out-of-School Children Crisis says Unicef education specialist

Pakistan has the second-highest number of out-of-school children in the world, after Nigeria. This means that millions of children are not receiving the education...

Taiwan faces massive Chinese military threat as warplanes and navy ships swarm its territory

China sends large group of warplanes, navy ships towards Taiwan in forceful display. China has escalated its military activities near Taiwan, sending dozens of warplanes...

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