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Myanmar Absent from ASEAN Summit after Exclusion of Its Military Ruler

Leaders of countries in Southeast Asia began their annual summit without Myanmar’s participation on Tuesday (26/10). The summit comes amid a diplomatic stalemate due to the exclusion of the country’s military leader from the meeting. Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after ASEAN banned its leader general from attending its …

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Australia Sets Zero Net Emissions Target by 2050

Coal-rich Australia has unveiled a net zero-emissions target by 2050, in a plan that shies away from details and short-term targets ahead of a landmark UN climate summit. Widely regarded as a country that has been slow to act on climate, Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of …

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VOA Cafe: Walking In Boston

Cak Supri and Ning Jinny stopped by Boston, Massachusetts, to visit several tourist sites in the city center. There are also stories from the Indonesian diaspora living in Massachusetts and martial arts rooted in Indonesian traditions.

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Israel to Explain to US About Ban on Palestinian Rights Groups

Israel is sending its envoy to Washington amid deepening rifts with US President Joe Biden’s administration over the ban on six Palestinian human rights groups, a State Department official said Tuesday. Israel last week declared the leading Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, sparking international criticism. The United States, …

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Japanese Princess Lost Royal Status After Marriage

Japanese Princess Mako lost her royal status after marrying a commoner, Tuesday (26/10). The marriage itself has drawn controversy and was delayed by more than three years due to a financial dispute involving her mother-in-law. Marriage documents for Mako and Kei Komuro were handed over by a palace official Tuesday …

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Pakistan, China urge the world to send humanitarian aid to Kabul

In a rare joint call, Pakistan’s leader and Chinese leader Tuesday urged the international community to send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan immediately. A Chinese government statement said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the Afghanistan issue by telephone. The two leaders later issued …

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Jokowi Regrets Myanmar’s Rejection of ASEAN Assistance

JAKARTA (Mouab) — President Joko Widodo regretted Myanmar’s attitude in refusing ASEAN assistance to get out of the political crisis in the country. The statement was made by Jokowi while attending the virtual 39th ASEAN Summit at the Bogor Presidential Palace, Tuesday (26/10). Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi …

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