Taiwanese-American recruited to U.S. program for innovators

A Taiwanese-American has been selected for a tour of duty at a United States government agency, as part of a program that recruits innovators to help tackle technology challenges within the government...

Saudi prince's message may not be enough to repair damage

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A defiant message delivered by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to investors gathered in Riyadh may not be enough to repair the damage inflicted to his global standing as he fac...

What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken businesses' confidence in the country as a place to do business, wit...

Taiwan face mask brand boosts presence in European beauty market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A product by Taiwanese cosmetics brand Timeless Truth Mask (TTM) was named a finalist at the Pure Beauty Global Awards 2018 in the U.K., a testimony to Taiwan’s...

Saudi sovereign wealth fund takes $11B in its first loan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund says it has taken its first loan, a $11 billion borrowing from global banks as it tries to expand its investments. ...

Nauru demands China apologize for bad behavior at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nauru President Baron Waqa called on China to formally apologize for a string of bad behavior by Chinese envoys at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) over the past few days. ...

'Insolent' Chinese delegation clashes with Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Pacific Island’s Forum (PIF) being held in Nauru this week (Sept. 2-8), the local immigration officers of the small island nation initially refused entry to t...

Taiwan to allocate US$2 million to aid healthcare in Pacific: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) announced that the government will allocate US$2 million in special funds in aid of medical and health services in the...

Taiwan’s foreign minister visits Nauru for Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is visiting Pacific ally, Nauru, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, and will take part in the affiliated events of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), ...

Taiwan to send delegation to Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday Aug. 27, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) met with the Deputy Premier of Pacific Island nation Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa. Chen thanked Tuvalu for the country&rsquo...

Palestinians to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a yearslong Israeli ban that cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of doll...

A look at how Saudi Arabia is transforming its wealth fund

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When global oil prices plunged three years ago, alarms went off in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's top producers. With the kingdom nearly entirely reliant on oil fo...

The Latest: Saudi crown prince announces plans for new city

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on a major investment conference being held in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed...

Saudi Arabia opens major conference with eye on investment

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has opened a major investment conference aimed at shining a spotlight on the country's efforts to diversify its revenue streams and overhaul its economy and so...

Saudi fund buys into firm controlling food group Americana

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi government investment fund is buying a big stake in a firm that controls Mideast food giant Americana, which operates nearly 1,700 outlets for regional franc...