Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there’s war

Taipei, April 7, 2021 - China sent more fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone on Wednesday in a stepped up show of force...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘looks healthy’, lawyer says, as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

Yangon. March 31, 2021 - Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health in a video meeting on Wednesday, one of...

Thousands take to the streets in Myanmar as five more protesters killed

Yangon, March 29, 2021 - Myanmar security forces killed at least five protesters on Monday, three of them in the main city of Yangon,...

Blinken warns China against ‘coercion and aggression’ on first Asia trip

Tokyo, March 16, 2021 - Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China on Tuesday against using “coercion and aggression” as he sought to use...

U.S. secretary of state makes overseas debut with visit to Japan, Korea

Washington DC-Tokyo, March 15, 2021 - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Tokyo on Monday, starting a...

Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use ‘Allah’

Kuala Lumpur, March 10, 2021 — A Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the word “Allah” to refer to God, in a...

Nun kneels in front of police to stop Myanmar violence, but in vain

Yangon, Mar 9, 2021 - A nun went down on her knees in front of policemen in a northern Myanmar town and pleaded with...

Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage

Yangon, March 4, 2021 — Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger...

U.S. Supreme Court mulls power of landmark law in major voting rights case

Washington DC, March 2, 2021 - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday will consider whether to uphold two Republican-backed voting restrictions in Arizona in...

U.S., Canada hail Taiwan’s ‘freedom pineapples’ after Chinese ban

Taipei, March 2, 2021 - The de facto U.S. and Canadian embassies in Taiwan on Tuesday praised the quality of pineapples grown on the...