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KYU halts Philippine-Taiwan work-study program due to alleged labor violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's Kao Yuan University (KYU) has suspended its Philippines-Taiwan joint work-study program after allegations of human trafficking and illegal recruitment. ...

Taipei Dome project misses October deadline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Dome will not have obtained the necessary permits to start trial operations by the October deadline, reports said Friday (June 24). The project for a 40,000-...

Taiwan population declines to 23.19 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.19 million in May, down from 23.49 million in the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (June 10). The ...

UN: Ukraine facing sexual violence and trafficking crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sexual violence in Ukraine, especially against women and girls, remains prevalent and underreported, and the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country is turning into “a human ...

Jailed Egypt activist on hunger strike moved to new prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have transferred a prominent political activist from a maximum-security prison where he was allegedly tortured and denied basic rights to a new correctional facility,...

Taiwan lawmakers want to include security guards in civil defense system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Security guards should be included in the civil defense mobilization system as they are familiar with local conditions, two lawmakers said Tuesday (May 3). Following th...

Taiwan postpones Hong Kong permanent residency amid national security concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Measures making it easier for professionals from Hong Kong to obtain permanent residency in Taiwan are being postponed over national security concerns, reports said Friday...

Afghanistan: Blasts target school in Kabul

Several blasts shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday, with explosions at a boys' high school leaving at least seven injured, officials said. The explosions targeted a training center and the Abdul ...

Taiwan population declines to 23.26 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.26 million in March, down from 23.52 million the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (April 8). In on...

Qatari official: Rainbow flags may be taken to protect fans

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rainbow flags could be taken from fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament...

Taipei City population falls below 2.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The population of Taipei City dipped below 2.5 million at the end of March, the capital’s Department of Civil Affairs announced Friday (April 1). The city lost 14...

Taiwan agrees to indefinite visa extensions for Ukrainians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainians in Taiwan who apply for visa extensions will be approved, with no limit on the number of extensions, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Tuesday (March 1)...

Eyewitness accounts: In Kyiv, as Russia invades

Shortly after Kyiv residents recovered from the shock of hearing explosions in their city in the very early on Thursday, some began packing their cars. They took only the bare necessities and headed o...

Taiwanese-Japanese gay couple to appeal against rejection of their marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Japanese same-sex couple will file an appeal against the rejection of their marriage application by the Ministry of Interior’s Household Registration Off...

Taiwan faces rising shortage of construction workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The personnel shortage in the construction sector more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Interior’s Construction and Planning ...