Japan can offer third option for Taiwan amid US-China tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has the opportunity to present itself as an alternative for Taiwan, which finds itself caught between a rock and hard place amid the U.S.-China trade conflict. In...

US charges NASA researcher for concealing Chinese ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor Cheng Zhengdong (成正東) was arrested by U.S. prosecutors Sunday (Aug. 23) for attempting to conceal his affiliation wi...

Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan issued sweeping financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of U.S.-led peace process in the neighboring country. ...

Splintered militants rejoin Pakistani Taliban, vow holy war

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A militant faction in Pakistan that split years ago from the Pakistani Taliban has returned and rejoined the insurgents, a Taliban spokesman said Monday. I...

Taliban bomber hits Pakistani army vehicle in NW, wounding 3

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a military vehicle carrying a brigadier and two junior officers in a former tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding all ...

Afghan officials say Pakistani rockets kill 9, wound 50

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fired a barrage of rockets across its southwestern border killing nine people and wounding 50 in an Afghan border town, Afghan officials said Friday. ...

Police: 5 Pakistani commandos killed in early morning raid

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A raid on a suspected militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan early on Tuesday morning killed five anti-terrorism commandos and two militants, the police said. ...

UN says thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.N. report says more than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents, most belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group attacking Pakistani military and civilian targets, are h...

Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NW

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Sunday said four soldiers and four militants were killed during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. ...

China stops promoting 'Thousand Talents Plan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A much-hyped talent recruitment program in China has reportedly been swept under the rug as the FBI ramps up its investigation into individuals suspected of serving Chines...

WHO warns rush to ease virus rules could cause resurgence

BANGKOK (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to a resurgence of the illness, a warning that comes as governments start rolli...

Taiwan needs Meiji Restoration, not Boxer Rebellion: Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to criticism from the New Power Party (NPP), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (Sept. 22) said that Taiwan needs a "Meiji Restoration, not a Boxer Reb...

Nuclear fears abound after India-Pakistan military escalation

India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of a full-scale war. It is an unimaginable scenario as the two South Asian neighbors possess high-tech nuclear arms. They have fought three wars over Kas...

ASEAN gathers in shadow of US-China trade war

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday called for open markets and greater integration in Southeast Asia at a time when international cooperation is under threat. Lee made the comments at...

Second Global Entry enrollment event in Taiwan set for next month

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) An event to help Taiwanese passport holders enroll in the United States' Global Entry program will be held in Taipei next month, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan said Thur...