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Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te called on China to work with the island to ensure regional stability on Sunday, following two days of Chinese war games near the island. The call for cooperation came amidst growing aggression towards Taiwan in recent days, with China undertaking two days of military drills surrounding Taiwan over the weekend. China [...]

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Mexico extradited sons of El Chapo associate Nestor Isidro Perez Salas to the US on Saturday, US officials confirmed. Salas, also known as “El Nini”, allegedly served as the Sinaloa Cartel‘s lead assassin. Salas was arrested in Mexico on November 22 2023 for violence and fentanyl trafficking through Mexico and into the US. He was [...]

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Nearly 80,000 demonstrators protested outside Taiwan’s parliament on Friday to voice their dissent towards controversial parliamentary reforms proposed by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party and the Taiwan’s People’s Party (TPP). The gathering was the third and largest rally around these reforms, marking a continuation of Tuesday’s protests and coinciding with the second reading of the two [...]

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“Today, Ireland, Norway and Spain are announcing that we are recognising the State of Palestine,” Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris announced Wednesday. Though Palestinian statehood has been a contentious issue for decades, the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has pumped renewed urgency into the debate surrounding international recognition. In this explainer, we outline the fraught history of [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the Palestinian city of Rafah — the last major population center in the Gaza Strip following months of violent conflict. In this explainer, we unpack the situation in Gaza, the case against Israel, Israel’s response, and the basics [...]

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China surrounded Taiwan with navy vessels and aircraft on Thursday as part of two days of military procedures, according to state media. The area surrounded included the Taiwan Strait, the north, south and east of Taiwan Island, as well as areas around the islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Wuqiu, and Dongyin. Beijing stated that the military action [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demanded on Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) allow journalists from around the world to cover its annual decision-making meeting, the World Health Assembly, and provide press accreditation to Taiwanese media. The call arose after two journalists from Taiwan were asked to provide Chinese passports for accreditation. Ahead [...]

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Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles explained in an interview on Tuesday that the extent of Australia’s security partnership with the Solomon Islands is unknown due to the islands’ government undertaking a security review. The Australian defence minister confirmed both governments want to continue their security partnership. The newly elected Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Jeremiah Manele, [...]

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A suspect on police bail for allegedly spying for Hong Kong intelligence services in the UK has been found dead in a park, Thames Valley Police reported Tuesday. Police noted that the death, which is under investigation, is “being treated as unexplained.” The police identified the deceased Matthew Trickett, aged 37, from Maidenhead, who was [...]

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