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Candidate strongly opposed by China wins Taiwan’s presidential election

President-elect Lai Ching-te said “Taiwan will continue to walk side by side with democracies from around the world” during a post-election news conference.   Ruling-party candidate Lai Ching-te emerged victorious in Taiwan’s presidential election on Saturday, a result that will determine the trajectory of the self-ruled democracy’s contentious relations with …

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Saudi intercepts ‘hostile target’ over capital

Saudi Arabia intercepted a “hostile target” over Riyadh on Saturday, said state media in the kingdom which has come under repeated attack from Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels since 2015. It was unclear who was behind the incident, with the kingdom’s brief statement stopping short of accusing anyone and the Huthis …

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Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

Omar’s heart sinks when he trudges past his closed school gates in the Jordanian capital Amman — now part of his trip to work, to repair and clean kerosene heaters. The 14-year-old, who dreams of becoming a pilot, is one of many minors experts say have been forced prematurely into …

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