Taiwan selected as ‘Destination Partner’ at 2019 VETA travel awards show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s efforts to promote the country as an emerging tourist destination in the Middle East market has made further progress after Taiwan was select...

Taiwan attends ATM travel show, taking steps to make inroads into Middle East market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new initiative to promote Taiwan’s tourism was announced on April 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first-ever partnership between Taiwan’s Tourism B...

Taiwan opens beauty-cosmetics pop-up store in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) -- A group of Taiwanese beauty and cosmetics vendors have opened a pop-up store in a shopping mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur in a bid to impress Malaysian consumers there and eventua...

Indonesians vote in vast democratic exercise

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elections pit Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside the Jakarta elite, against Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general from the era o...

Taiwan ranked 3rd most attractive country on Global Muslim Travel Index 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan emerged as the 3rd most attractive destination among Muslims in the world, the best ever performance the country has achieved, according to the Global Muslim Travel...

Halal ink, giant ballots ready for Indonesian vote Wednesday

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Nearly 193 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and legislative elections on Wednesday. President Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside...

Taipei hoping to add more Muslim-friendly certified hospitals

The Taipei City government is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital (TAH) to expand the number of Muslim-friendly hospitals, as part of its ongoing policy to make Taipei a more Muslim-friendly city, ...

'Stand together,' urges New Zealand's human rights commissioner

New Zealand's Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt urged "Kiwis to stand together" Friday as the toll from a gunman's apparent racist attack on two mosques mounted in the South ...

Halal meat cannot be labeled 'organic,' ECJ rules

The meat from animals slaughtered under ritualistic practices cannot be labeled as organic, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday. The EU organic standard places a high emphasis on anim...

EU court rules halal meat cannot get organic label

PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ruled that the EU organic food logo cannot be used on meat derived from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites without fi...

Indonesia set to take in $2.2 billion from mandatory halal labeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia is expected to rake in US$2.2 billion in annual revenue thanks to the implementation of mandatory halal labeling this year, a local official said. According t...

Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. They said on...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, Dec. 28 - Jan. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, Taipei offers a host of activities to ring in the new year and beyond. New Year’s Eve (Image by Flickr user...

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

JINAN, China (AP) — Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, ...

Australia wants soccer player out of detention in Bangkok

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has called for an Australian-based refugee soccer player to be immediately released from detention in Thailand. Hakeem al-Araibi ...