NBC accused of helping China by attacking The Epoch Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States media giant NBC has been accused of helping China’s cause by criticizing The Epoch Times, an English-language newspaper considered close to the Falun G...

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi meeting in Hong Kong

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly ur...

Top Taiwan diplomats attend religious freedom event hosted by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's top representative to the U.S., Stanley Kao (高碩泰), and the first ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, Pusin Tali (布興·大立), attended the second Min...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 3 The Chicago Tribune on the two deaths that one family hopes will spark...

New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are poised Thursday to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democr...

Woman who lifted Arizona mosque items gets probation

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims as she and a friend lifted Qurans and other items from an Arizona mosque was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probati...

Taiwan international religious forum slams organ harvesting and Uyghur repression by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum closed off Saturday (June 1) with an address by Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) and a condemnation of organ harvesting...

Taiwan a 'beautiful beacon' for religious freedom

HSINCHU (Taiwan News) – While attending the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, the U.S. Commissioner on International Religious Freedom, Nadine Maenza, told Taiwan News that when it c...

Dalai Lama sends message of support for Taiwan and religious freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 14th Dalai Lama sent a letter dated May 24 to the International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Hsinchu on Thursday (May 30), which said religious freedom is a hum...

UN Assembly remembers victims of violence against religion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution designating Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. ...

Russian court upholds guilty verdict for Jehovah's Witness

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia has ruled that a Danish Jehovah's Witness must stay in prison for the next six years. The court in western Russia on Thursday turned down Dennis Chris...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Review: David McCullough explores the pioneers in new book

"The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West," by David McCullough (Simon and Schuster). When the Revolutionary War was over, and the Treaty of...

Hong Kong deports 33 Taiwanese planning to join protest against extradition law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hong Kong on Friday (April 26) deported 33 Taiwanese Falun Gong members planning to join the April 28 protest against a new extradition law, provoking an expression of concern f...