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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea at nearly the same moment its U.N. diplomat was decrying the U.S.’s “hostile policy” against it. The actions were an apparent return to its pattern of mixing weapons displays with peace overtures to wrest concessions. The launch early Tuesday was its

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO’s chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the discussions had been “positive and constructive”. Foreign Minister Wang Yi and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat says Syria’s doors are open for the safe return of refugees to their country. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also called for the withdrawal of U.S. and Turkish troops from his country, pledging to drive them out from Syria sooner or later.  He

The top diplomat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government says his conflict-torn country needs millions more coronavirus vaccines to ensure some of the world’s poorest are not left behind. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, the foreign minister said the roughly 1 million doses Yemen was given are not enough to

U.S. officials say the Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti’s president. Even before the migrant expulsions from the small

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s top diplomat has some ideas from his country on how to engage the new Taliban government in Afghanistan. Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don’t isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a senior administration official say U.S. patience is wearing thin and that further delays while Iran continues to expand its atomic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat has urged Iran to return to talks on its nuclear program while the country’s foreign minister reiterated Tehran’s “willingness to resume negotiations.” The last round of talks ended in June, ahead of Iran’s elections that boosted the ranks of hard-liners. Iran’s new leaders have come under

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The top US diplomat in El Salvador says she sees “a decline in democracy” the country, where President Nayib Bukele changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world.” On Monday, the United States put five Supreme Court justices on the U.S. Undemocratic and Corrupt Actors

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a Cabinet reshuffle, as he attempted to move on from a series of political missteps and U-turns. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab faced strong criticism last month for delaying his return from a holiday in Greece as