Qatar expands visa privileges for ROC passport holders

Republic of China (Taiwan) passport holders can now enjoy landing visa privileges for a period of 30 days upon arriving in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced...

The Latest: Man held in Italy for alleged migrant torture

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): 5:15 p.m. I...

Romania: police find 91 migrants from Syria, Iraq in truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have found 91 migrants from Iraq and Syria hidden in a truck transporting auto parts. They told police they were trying to reach the visa-free Schengen...

Romania detains 32 Iraqi migrants hiding in furniture truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have detained 32 Iraqis hidden in a truck transporting furniture who told authorities they were trying to reach a country in Europe's visa-free Schenge...

EU, US to boost efforts to end visa row

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the EU to suspend visa-free travel in Europe for U.S. citizens. ...

Romanian PM says country deserves to be in Schengen zone

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister says that his country helps provide secure borders for the European Union and should be allowed to join the visa-free Schengen zone. ...

Prime Minister: Turkey wants to continue EU membership talks

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his country wants to continue membership talks with the European Union, in an effort to ease months of tension. In a news conference with...

Kosovo's general election poses headaches for the winner

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovars vote on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable problems. There is the thorny issue of the border dema...

Bulgaria wants to be free of EU monitoring by end of 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Bulgaria's foreign minister says her country will finally complete reforms to its judicial system by the end of 2018 in order to end a decade of EU monitoring — "which can't ...

Qatar's crisis is impacting business and millions of people

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hatoon al-Fassi's children will have their final exams for school in Qatar in three weeks' time, but as Saudi nationals they have just two weeks to leave the country...

Easing of visa rules for New Southbound Policy countries takes effect

New visa regulations for passport holders from South and Southeast Asian countries took effect June 1 as part of efforts to expand multifaceted exchanges with the regions under the government’s ...

The Latest: Greece orders financial probe of refugee NGO

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): 10:30 p.m. ...

11 migrants detained near Romania-Hungary border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they have detained 11 Syrian and Iraqi migrants who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and reach the Schengen zone. ...

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): ___ 3:25 p.m. Romanian border police say they have detained seven migrants ...

The Latest: Romania detains 14 Syrian, Iraqi migrants

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Romanian border police have detained 14 Syrian and Iraqi migrants in western Ro...