Registration open for 'Love For You' trek and charity drive in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An NGO based in New Taipei is organizing a special event in Taiwan to spread awareness about the plight of poor African communities, who lack convenient access to resource...

Taichung to allocate NT$100 million for Int’l NGO Center based in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday the city government will allocate NT$100 million to renovate the historic Guang Fu Village in Wufeng District...

Taiwan's Penghu seizes opportunity of hosting MBBW World Congress to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Penghu County Government is gearing up for the World Congress (the annual meeting) of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club" and at the same time is grasping the o...

Taiwan officials to attend events in New York during UN assembly

Two Taiwanese Cabinet officials will attend a series of events in New York during the United Nations' annual assembly to lobby for international support for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N.-related ...

Turkey slams 'terror-linked' NGOs at rights conference

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has confirmed that it is boycotting Europe's largest human rights conference because of the presence of non-governmental organizations it says are linked to "terror" group...

Lanyu calls on tourists to take garbage back to Taiwan  

LANYU (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s remote Orchid Island (Lanyu) is now struggling with a growing amount of waste due to the increasing number of tourists. Since Lanyu’s tourism industry star...

Human rights groups urge Google to drop plans for China 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 14 prominent human rights groups have called on U.S. tech giant Google to drop its plans to re-enter the Chinese market, arguing such a move is akin to particip...

Greece holds 3 NGO members for allegedly aiding traffickers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly f...

Number of new HIV infections decreases by 26% YoY as of July 31: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) said in a press release last week that the number of new HIV infections in Taiwan was 1,156 as of July 31, 2018, which is a 2...

Israel says Palestinian militant worked as NGO nurse

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has identified a Palestinian militant who attempted a cross-border shooting this week as a nurse with the rights group Doctors Without Borders. Cogat, the Isr...

NGO Living Arts International opens art space and branch in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S.-based culture and arts NGO, Living Arts International opened a branch, as well as a renovated art space in Taipei earlier this month. Living Arts International wil...

Taiwan's Kinmen holds 'New Immigrants Care Network Conference'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The National Immigration Agency (NIA) of Kinmen County Service Center held a "New Immigrants Care Network Conference" on Aug 13. In this meeting, they invited ...

US lawmakers, civil society voice concern for Chinese activist dragged off telephone interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two U.S. lawmakers as well as numerous civil society groups have condemned China and called for the immediate release of Chinese academic Sun Wenguang (孫文廣), after he was ...

Nicaragua NGO closes offices amid unrest, denounces threats

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan rights group that has documented killings during months of political unrest says it is closing its offices due to threats and harassment. The N...

Google under heavy fire after leak reveals 'censorship engine' for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google, and its managing company Alphabet Inc. came under quick fire after a report on Friday Aug. 3 revealed that Google is preparing to launch a search engine...