Pakistani professor receives Taiwan's Plum Blossom Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dr. Usman Iqbal, Taipei Medical University alumnus and assistant professor at the Global Health and Development Department, was granted the Plum Blossom Card and permanent resi...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

600 foreign nationals obtain Taiwanese nationality in past 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 600 foreign nationals have obtained Taiwanese nationality since the country’s Nationality Act was amended in December 2016, the authorities said on Saturda...

Hundreds of migrant workers protest in Taipei against brokers, demand direct hiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers marched in Taipei on Sunday (April 28) to protest against the brokerage system and demanded that it be replaced with a government-to-government dire...

The Latest: Cyprus army officer says he killed 7

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of Filipino women in Cyprus: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two law enforcement officials in Cyprus say a double-hom...

Cyprus police link suspect to disappearance of 3rd woman

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court has extended for another two days the detention of a man suspected in the killings of two women after police connected him to another woman who disappeared 16 mon...

Taiwanese working in China fear being tracked by Chinese ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's third-generation ID card will reportedly contain information on an individual's blood sample, and incorporate a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device,...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Cambodian 'monk' accused of sexual assault, profiteering in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A self-professed "monk" from Cambodia, faces deportation after being charged by over a dozen women with sexual assault and profiting from his religious teachings. ...

Russian senator arrested in parliament over murder allegations

A Moscow court ordered two months of pre-trial detention for ruling party lawmaker Rauf Arashukov on Wednesday, hours after he was arrested during a session of the Federation Council, the upper chambe...

Turkey detains, then deports Dutch journalist

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Dutch newspaper says Turkish authorities have detained and later deported a journalist, the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country which is accused of stifling m...

Netherlands police thwart Dutch 'terror plot'

The Dutch public prosecutor's office opened an investigation on Saturday into a suspected terror plot in the Netherlands. The counterterrorism Special Intervention Service (DSI) and police initial...

Chinese woman cries after being fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 55-year-old Chinese woman cried after being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) last night (Dec. 21) after being caught by Customs officers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...

New bill seeks to draw 'mid-level' foreign workers to Taiwan with easier APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 29) announced a new draft act called the "New Economy Immigration Bill" which seeks to provide more incentives for "mid-level" f...

Taiwan's new national ID card to recognize transgender people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Mei-lin (陳美伶), minister of the National Development Council (NDC), said on Wednesday that the government is planning to launch the new national electronic identificat...