Taiwanese vice president-elect meets with US Speaker Pelosi, national security advisor in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Wednesday (Feb. 5) met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking government officials as his trip to Washington...

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal prog...

Indonesian Muslims protest China's treatment of Uighurs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than a thousand Muslims marched to the heavily guarded Chinese Embassy in Indonesia's capital on Friday to protest China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims. ...

Tibetans in Taiwan praise US for defending human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill to strengthen U.S. policy in support of Tibet moved forward in Congress on Wednesday (Dec. 18), passing with unanimous approval. The Tibetan Policy and Support A...

Justices could limit job bias lawsuits against churches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider expanding protections for churches against job-discrimination claims. The justices agreed to review two cases in w...

Prayer at Kashmir's biggest mosque for 1st time in 4 months

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on ...

India’s crackdown hits religious freedom in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For years Romi Jan’s mornings would begin with the plaintive call to prayer that rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city. The voice soothed her soul ...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

China's supporters, critics clash at UN over human rights for Uighurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Western countries like the United States, Great Britain, and Germany clashed with China and its supporters at the United Nations human rights committee Tuesday (October 29...

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...