Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen congratulates South Korea’s president-elect Moon Jae-in

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nsnbc : The office of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated South Korean president-elect Moon Jae-in for his victory in the presidential election on Tuesday and noted that Taiwan and South Korea, as democratic countries in the region share the same values in terms of democracy and freedom. The 64-year-old Moon Jae-in, a former human rights More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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5,000 Chinese Uighurs joined Islamist insurgents in Syria

nsnbc : Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighur from China’s Xinjiang province are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, said Imad Moustapha, Syria’s ambassador to the Chinese capital Beijing. Moustapha added More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Jakarta Governor sentenced to 2 years for blasphemy

nsnbc : Jakarta’s Chinese – Christian governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama a.k.a. Ahok has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of blasphemy. The case has attracted international More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Moon Jae-in leads exit polls in South Korea’s presidential election

nsnbc : Moon Jae-in, presidential candidate of South Korea’s liberal Minjoo Party led exit polls in the presidential by-election by a wide margin. An official survey from three major broadcasters, on Tuesday More...

USS Gary will have a second life as part of Taiwan's naval forces.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Taiwan to receive two Perry-class frigates on May 13

nsnbc : Two Perry-class frigates purchased from the United States are expected to arrive in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on May 13. The refurbished missile frigates are also equipped with a sonar system capable detecting More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Philippines: Participants in drug rehab program give back to the community and get jobs

nsnbc : A group of 151 rehabilitating former users of illicit drugs who voluntarily surrendered under President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illicit drug use cleaned up a river in the municipality of More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Philippines: 23 Abu Sayyaf insurgents arrested in Basilan, Sulu within one week

nsnbc : Twenty-three members of the Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines provinces of Basilan and Sulu surrendered within one week said Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr on Friday. Abu Sayyaf Camp (archives) Lt. Gen. Galvez, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Six arrested in Malaysia over alleged Islamic State links

nsnbc : Malaysian police, on Wednesday, said six Malaysian citizens had been arrested over suspected activities involving the so-called Islamic State. The six suspects, four men and two women, were arrested in a More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Thailand’s PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha to visit U.S. President Donald Trump

nsnbc : Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha accepted an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump said Chan-o-cha’s spokesman on Monday. (archives) The invitation was reportedly extended during More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 29th, 2017
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Indonesia’s Jokowi visits Philippines’ Duterte – New shipping line inaugurated

nsnbc : Indonesian President Joko Widodo (a.k.a. Jokowi) visited the Philippines and met Phillippine President Rordrigo Duterte. Jokowi was accompanied by his wife. A new shipping line between the two countries More...