Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the country's easternmost Papua province as authorities beef up security ahead of Christmas and New Year'...

Alleged militants kill police officer in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Alleged members of an Islamic militant group shot a police officer to death in eastern Indonesia in the latest assault targeting security officials in the world's most populo...

Taiwan bans pork from Indonesia after African swine fever outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Council of Agriculture announced on Friday (Dec. 13) that a hefty penalty will be levied on tourists who bring pork products from Indonesia following its firs...

Taiwan's plan for light railway across Tamsui River moves ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study on a light railway (LRT) linking Tamsui to New Taipei City's Bali District received the green light from the Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday (Dec.11). ...

Three migrant workers dead in New Taipei accident

Three migrant workers died while four another suffering from no life-threatening injuries in an accident at seas off New Taipei's Bali District on Sunday, firefighters said. The seven migrant w...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locati...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locati...

The Latest: Turkey to start repatriating captured IS members

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Turkey says it will start sending back captured Islamic State group members to their...

2020 Taiwan Elections: Party heavyweights battle for bellwether New Taipei City seats

New Taipei City, which has 12 legislative seats up for grabs and is known as a bellwether municipality, has emerged as a battleground ahead of the January 2020 elections, drawing the attention of the ...

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria's northeast

BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor say Turkey-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria. ...

Indonesia arrests 4 foreigners on drug charges

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian customs officials have arrested four foreigners for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs onto the resort island of Bali. The head of customs at Bal...

Indonesia nabs 2 accused of planning to attack Bali police

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's counterterrorism squad has arrested two suspected militants accused of plotting an attack on police on the tourist island of Bali. Bali police ...

Taiwan completes first pin piles assembly for offshore wind turbines

A ceremony to mark the completion of Taiwan's first underwater pin piles assembly for its offshore wind turbines was held at the port in Bali District, New Taipei, on Saturday. Speaking at the ...

Taiwan president promotes wind energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies from its lowest point to reach a situation where there are no energy shortages, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, ...