Moroccan authorities deny using spyware to monitor critics

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software to spy on the phone of a prominent journa...

Amnesty says spyware used to monitor critics in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Amnesty International says sophisticated telephone surveillance software appears to have been used to spy on a journalist-activist in Morocco, in a continuing crackdown on dissen...

Taiwan NSO director concludes farewell concert with Mahler pieces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acclaimed conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), music director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), on Saturday (June 20) marked the end of his 10-year tenure with a...

Taiwan launches online program showcasing nation's performing arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As New York emerges from a three-month lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has launched an online showcase celebrating Taiwan...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture begins trial period for post-pandemic performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has announced the conditions for Taiwan's full resumption of performances after the first indoor concert in two months was held last Sunday (Ma...

Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play to live audience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform a concert for 500 people at the National Concert Hall on Sunday (May 24). In ...

Taiwan symphony director issues apology for creating social turbulence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), published a letter on Facebook Tuesday (March 10) to apologize for the panic created by...

Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

Taiwan cancels international performances due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has canceled all international performances and the National Concert Hall (NCH) is closed for disinfection from today (March 6) due to coronavirus ...

National Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has canceled all upcoming performances. Update 9 a.m. March 6 The NSO has canceled all upcoming performances due to confirmatio...

10 reporters, 21 musicians quarantined after Australian infected with coronavirus performs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic. The orchestra originally was to...

What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack

BOSTON (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of ...

Rights group demands Israel rein in murky spyware company

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said to have been used t...

Noseda, in his prime, lifting National Symphony Orchestra

NEW YORK (AP) — Entering his prime at age 55, conductor Gianandrea Noseda is lifting the reputation of the Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, where he is in his third season as music director. ...