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Taiwan's population drops for first time, hits 23.56 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded its first population drop in modern history last year, decreasing by 41,885 people to 23,561,236, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Saturday (Jan. 23...

Taiwan reshuffles 47 police chiefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior’s National Police Agency (NPA) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) announced a reshuffle of 47 senior police officers across the country. The far-reac...

Taiwan's digital ID plan halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced the halt of a new electronic ID (eID) plan until various technical issues have been resolved so as to clear up any doubts about pote...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

North Taiwan city pulls out of trial run for electronic ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City will not take part in a pilot project to distribute new electronic identity cards (eID) on a limited scale in January due to safety concerns, the mayor confir...

Taiwan passport entry and exit stamps to feature country outline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on Jan. 1, entry and exit stamps for passports will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a plum blossom, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday (Dec. 26). ...

Car bomb kills deputy governor of Kabul in apparent targeted attack

The Deputy Governor of Kabul Mahbobullah Mohibi was killed on Tuesday in what the Ministry of Interior Affairs called an apparent targeted bombing. Unknown assailants attached a magnetic bomb to the ...

President Tsai pledges 120,000 social housing units by 2024

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said the government will promote 50 social housing construction projects next year as part of an effort by the central and local governments to build 120,000 social ho...

Lawmaker calls for relaxed immigrant policy to counter Taiwan's aging population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's aging society has turned into a national security issue, the country should liberalize its immigration policies to make up for the expected drop in populat...

Academia Sinica highlights problems in Taiwan's digital ID scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Academia Sinica on Thursday (Nov. 5) released a list of policy recommendations for the government in regard to its planned introduction of the new electronic n...

Bahrain convicts 51 people in mass trial amid crackdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain announced Tuesday it convicted 51 people, more than half of them abroad, on charges of belonging to a militant group. It was the latest mass trial conducted ...

Lawsuit aims at pressing Taiwan's government to halt digital ID plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court battle began on Monday (Nov. 2) as Taiwan's privacy advocates pushed to know how their government will meticulously prevent personal data theft when it rolls o...

Family of slain Saudi journalist sues Saudi Crown Prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering Khashoggi's brutal execution i...

Deadly truck bomb rocks Afghanistan amid peace talks

At least 13 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday in a vehicle bomb attack that targeted an Afghan government building in the Ghani Khel district of the eastern Nangarhar province. Attaullah...

Taiwan considers ending scooter parking on sidewalks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The practice of allowing scooters to park on sidewalks could soon end, as pedestrians should receive priority, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Wednesday (Sept. 1...