Taiwan President to visit Palau and Nauru later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is embarking on the second south Pacific tour of her presidency, traveling to Palau, Nauru, and the Marshall Islands from March 21 to 28. T...

12 allies call for Taiwan UN membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 12 of Taiwan’s 17 diplomatic allies have so far expressed support for Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, U.S. si...

Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options

NAURU (AP) — Surrounded by the shelves and furniture her older brother made, 13-year-old Parnian sits in the small, neat living room where she spends much of her time, recalling the day two years ago ...

Nauru demands China apologize for bad behavior at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nauru President Baron Waqa called on China to formally apologize for a string of bad behavior by Chinese envoys at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) over the past few days. ...

'Insolent' Chinese delegation clashes with Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Pacific Island’s Forum (PIF) being held in Nauru this week (Sept. 2-8), the local immigration officers of the small island nation initially refused entry to t...

Taiwan to allocate US$2 million to aid healthcare in Pacific: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) announced that the government will allocate US$2 million in special funds in aid of medical and health services in the Paci...

Tensions run high over China and refugees at Pacific meeting

NAURU (AP) — Tensions over China and refugees are running high at a meeting of Pacific leaders after host Nauru accused a Chinese official of bullying and temporarily detained a New Zealand journalist...

Taiwan’s foreign minister visits Nauru for Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is visiting Pacific ally, Nauru, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, and will take part in the affiliated events of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), ...

Pope denounces 'shortsighted' human activity for warming

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday blasted "shortsighted human activity" for global warming and rising sea levels and urged leaders at climate talks in Germany to take a global outlook as th...

Australian leader vague on fate of asylum seekers

SYDNEY (AP) — The future of hundreds of asylum seekers languishing at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea remained in doubt on Saturday, with the leaders of both countries declining...

Nauru president: Australia's refugee policy 'working well'

SYDNEY (AP) — Nauru's president says Australia's controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to his impoverished Pacific island nation is "working well." President Baron Waqa met ...

Taiwan welcomes President of Nauru

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa and his wife Louisa Waqa arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, the second visit since May last year when he atten...

Leaders of six allies to attend Taiwan's presidential inauguration

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) The leaders of six countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan will attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (???) May 20 in Taipei, the Minist...

Leaders of Taiwan's Pacific allies to attend presidential inauguration

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Leaders of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Pacific region are scheduled to attend the May 20 presidential inauguration, a foreign affairs official said Tuesday. The l...

Taiwan to help Nauru launch clean energy initiative

President Ma Ying-jeou pledged Tuesday to help develop clean energy in the Pacific island country of Nauru, one of Taiwan's 22 diplomatic allies. In a meeting in Taipei with visiting Naru Pr...