East Asia Pacific

Rohingya refugees shout slogan during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.
Bangladesh foreign minister calls on US, allies to make Myanmar take back displaced group
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July 19, 2019
FILE - A fleet of Taiwanese military vehicles loading U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles rehearse for National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 8, 2007.
A U.S. assistant secretary of defense suggested in June that Taiwan become a "normal security systems partner"
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July 19, 2019
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives for a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at United Nations headquarters Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
China calls on Washington to 'correct' sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for nuclear program
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July 19, 2019
In this image made from video, Papua New Guinea's new Prime Minister James Marape speaks to media after being sworn in, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The former finance minister Marape has been sworn in as the country's…
Several hundred refugees and asylum-seekers have been stranded in country since closure of a migrant camp
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July 19, 2019
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen signs the guest book during her visit to the Musée de Panthéon Nationale, in Port au Prince, Haiti, July 13, 2019. (@jovenelmoise Twitter)
Taiwan's president says she will follow "humanitarian principles" in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong
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July 19, 2019
People move along a flooded road in Gaibandha, Bangladesh July 18, 2019.
Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swamped 23 districts in northern and northwestern Bangladesh, officials said.
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By Reuters
July 19, 2019
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono meets with South Korea's ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan-pyo at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2019.
Japan is protesting South Korean’s refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor
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July 19, 2019