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April 15, 2021

Myanmar Charges Doctors Over Civil Disobedience Protests

By Associated Press
Doctors, nurses, and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their opposition to the military coup.

April 15, 2021

Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi and Ellen Knickmeyer
In a sign of the issue's important in the overall relationship, climate envoy John Kerry will be the first high-ranking Biden official to travel to China.
April 14, 2021

China’s Exports Rise as Global Demand Revives

By Joe McDonald
Chinese exports to the United States jumped 53.6 percent in March to $38.7 billion despite tariff hikes still in place on Chinese goods.

April 13, 2021

Official: Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60%, Highest Level Ever

By Jon Gambrell
Following an Israeli attack on the Nantaz nuclear facility, Tehran has doubled down on its nuclear goals, raising the specter of regional crisis.

April 13, 2021

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore

By Babar Dogar
Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to "maintain law and order.”

April 13, 2021

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

By Associated Press
In just over two weeks, Bhutan has vaccinated more of its population than any country in the world but the Seychelles.
April 10, 2021

US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam
The U.S. special envoy on climate stopped in Bangladesh as part of a tour of climate change-vulnerable nations.

April 09, 2021

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrel
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January. 

April 08, 2021

Afghans Work to Stem Polio Rise Amid Violence, Pandemic

By Rahim Faiez
Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic.

April 08, 2021

Modi Gets 2nd Vaccine Dose as India Hits Record For Daily Cases

By Associated Press
The prime minister urged Indians to get vaccinated as the country sees its case count soar to new heights.

April 08, 2021

Japan Regulator Bans Nuke Plant Restart Over Lax Safeguards

By Mari Yamaguchi
Of the 54 nuclear reactors Japan used to have, nine have been restarted under tougher post-Fukushima safety standards and four are currently operating.
April 08, 2021

Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks

By Associated Press
Amid growing worries that China is preparing for military action, Taiwan’s foreign minister affirms Taiwanese “are willing to defend ourselves.”

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