Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread. At China's insistence, Taiwan is not a member of the World Health Organization and is not allowed to participate in any of its meetings. However, large numbers of Taiwanese travel to and live in China, where hundreds of people have been sickened and nine have died in an outbreak that apparently originated in the city of Wuhan. Despite Beijing's restrictions, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control said earlier this month it had...

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Iranian students have staged noisy rallies at four Tehran universities in a fourth day of protests against Iran's Islamist rulers after they admitted to mistakenly shooting down a passenger jet full of Iranians. Video clips obtained by VOA appeared to show dozens of students chanting anti-government slogans in Tuesday protests at Tehran University, Amirkabir University of Technology, Shahid...

Iran's judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran last week. The announcement came amid an upswell of anger and protests by Iranians in recent days over the downing of the jetliner last Wednesday and apparent attempts by senior officials in Iran to cover up the cause...

Israel's caretaker parliament Monday approved putting together a committee to decide whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be immune from prosecution for alleged corruption. The committee must decide whether to send the question of immunity to the entire Knesset. Most members of the current parliament are Netanyahu opponents who are likely to reject his immunity appeal. Netanyahu...

Anti-government protests erupted again Sunday night in Iran for a second day of demonstrations against the military, which first denied and then admitted it mistakenly shot down a civilian Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board. "They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here," one group of protesters chanted outside a university in Tehran. Videos showed protesters at...

Alizadeh, 21, posted on social media that she had left Iran because she didn't want to be part of "hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery". She described herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran". Alizadeh did not say where she was, amid reports that she has been training in the Netherlands. She made history for Iran in 2016 when she won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the...

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who is believed to have turned 36 Wednesday. It is the first recent reported contact between the two leaders amid stalled nuclear talks. Trump asked that South Korea deliver the birthday message to Kim, according to South Koreas national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, who met briefly with...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general that he ordered killed with a drone strike, had been planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Trump and his aides have drawn sharp criticism from opposition Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans for refusing to disclose what they say was the "imminent threat" that Soleimani posed at the time he was...

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