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US Special Envoy for North Korea Arrives in Seoul

The US special envoy for North Korea Sung Kim arrived in South Korea on Saturday (23/10) to restart stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea. US-North Korea talks stalled more than two years ago over the easing of US-led sanctions on condition that North Korea scale back its nuclear weapons program. …

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US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Resigns

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy who helped end America’s war in Afghanistan through months of diplomacy but failed to prevent a Taliban takeover, announced Monday that he is stepping down. In a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Khalilzad defended his performance but acknowledged that political …

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Pandemic Corners People with Special Needs

Around 61 million adults live with some form of disability and they are among the groups most affected by the pandemic. Not only bear the extra risk in physical and mental health, but also the decline in empowerment due to not being able to do activities that hone skills.

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Pentagon refuses to confirm US special forces presence in Taiwan

The United States Department of Defense (US) official, the Pentagon, refused to confirm reports that US troops were in Taiwan and were secretly training Taiwanese troops to prepare them in case of an attack by China against the country. Wall Street Journal Thursday (7/10) reported the Pentagon was deploying about …

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Myanmar Junta Bans ASEAN Special Envoy from Meeting Suu Kyi

JAKARTA – ASEAN foreign ministers (AMM) recently held a virtual meeting that specifically discussed the implementation of the five points of consensus produced by ASEAN leaders at the meeting in Jakarta at the end of last April. During the meeting, the ASEAN Special Envoy for Myanmar as well as the …

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