A Clinton Administration proposal to impose sanctions against Afghanistan’s state-run airline will likely be supported by the U.N. Security council, White House staff suggested today. The sanctions, meant to pressure the Taliban into handing over Osama bin Laden, would involve a total freeze on the airline’s assets and a ban on flying outside Afghan territory. Bin Laden is a suspect in the August 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .