August 12, 2022
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Afghan refugees in France still hope to return home, one year after Taliban took Kabul

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Taiwan holds live-fire drills as China ends largest-ever military exercises

Taiwan’s army held another live-fire drill Thursday after Beijing ended its largest-ever military exercises around the island and repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under its control. Beijing has raged at a trip to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — the highest-ranking elected American official to visit in decades — staging days […]

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North Korea declares victory against pandemic, citing Covid ‘miracle’

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 02:43 North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attends a national meeting on measures against Covid-19 in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on August 10, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). © KCNA via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared […]

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‘International community should take responsibility for Afghan people’, says former minister

/ Shows / The Interview Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 12:13Modified: 10/08/2022 – 12:21 11:49 A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what’s happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 […]

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Iran releases Iranian-French academic Adelkhah on five-day furlough

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 16:25 Colleagues of the French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah hold placards depicting her as they gather in Paris on January 13, 2022. © Thomas Coex, AFP Iran has released Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah on furlough for five days, her lawyer told the Emtedad website on Tuesday, a day […]

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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies of liver cancer at 84

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 11:30 This file photo taken on March 15, 2016 shows Japanese designer Issey Miyake attending a press conference for the Miyake Issey Exhibition at the National Art Center in Tokyo. © Toru Yamanaka, AFP/ File picture Japanese designer Issey Miyake, famed for his pleated style of clothing […]

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Taiwan conducts live-fire drills in wake of Chinese pressure

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 03:28 06:33 A Taiwan Air Force Mirage 2000-5 aircraft lands at Hsinchu Air Base in Hsinchu, Taiwan August 7, 2022. © Ann Wang, Reuters Taiwan’s military began a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating the defence of the island against an attack after days of massive Chinese military […]

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Iran says it is examining EU’s ‘final’ text aimed at restoring 2015 nuclear deal

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 08/08/2022 – 18:02 In this photo taken on June 25, 2022, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L) meets Josep Borell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (R), and Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Enrique Mora (2nd R) […]

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China announces more military drills around Taiwan

China’s military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theatre Command said it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea […]

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Hong Kong cuts mandatory Covid-19 hotel quarantine to three days

/ Asia / Pacific Issued on: 08/08/2022 – 06:11 Chief Executive of Hong Kong John Lee speaking at at a news conference China August 8, 2022. © Tyrone Siu, Reuters Hong Kong’s government said on Monday it would shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, taking another step […]

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