Monday’s arrests underscored the speed with which the former British colony’s political freedoms — including rights to assembly and freedom of the press — are being curtailed by Beijing.

The arrests targeted two of the city’s best-known pro-democracy figures.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met President Tsai Ing-wen as China signaled irritation by sending fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait.


Lai, detained on charges of colluding with foreign powers, is the most prominent person to be arrested under the new law.

The surge since the signing of the U.S.-Taliban agreement is undermining the Afghan government ahead of negotiations with the militants.

As Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visits, here’s what the United States could learn from Taiwan’s response.

The move comes after months of delays and intense U.S. pressure on the Afghan government to begin direct talks as outlined in the U.S.-Taliban peace deal.

Explaining why the United States imposed new sanctions and how this might impact international business.

The flight from Dubai to Kozhikode carrying nearly 200 people landed in heavy rain.

A photographer captures the economic devastation wrought by coronavirus in Bangladesh.

Beijing and Ottawa have been locked in a diplomatic dispute since the arrest of a Huawei executive.

Beijing’s outward aggression reflects domestic unease and a desire to foment nationalist sentiment to counter mounting economic and strategic challenges.

The president is targeting a service central to Chinese social life, commerce and cross-border business.

“We have forgotten how to fear nuclear war. And the bad thing about that is that if people aren’t afraid of it, it will become inevitable.”

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the bomb have been drastically scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A ceremony marking the start of construction is a signal victory for Hindu nationalists.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will travel to the island in coming days, and Taiwanese officials say he will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen.

India promised Kashmiris a “new dawn” for the troubled region. They got repression instead.

Howard Kakita, a child visiting his grandparents, was among those who survived when the United States detonated the atomic bomb 75 years ago.

Potential members are using twin crises of coronavirus and floods to prove their allegiance to the party.

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