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...

MACK photobook exhibition comes to MOOM Bookstore in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Bookworms in Taiwan should take note, for the rest of September, British publisher MACK has teamed up with Taipei’s MOOM bookstore to offer a unique exhibition of pho...

Pakistan bomb blast kills regional politician ahead of elections

Authorities in Pakistan say a suicide bomb attack killed at least 13 people and injured at least 54 others in a blast at a political rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday. Haroon Bilou...

Taiwan-South Korea automatic immigration clearance program inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and South Korea co-launched the “Taiwan-South Korea Automatic Immigration Clearance Program” and signed a MOU at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on...

Who is Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah?

Mullah Fazlullah – nicknamed "Mullah Radio" for his radical sermons on a Pakistan-based local radio station – was the leader of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He hailed fr...

Taiwan is gunning for 'unlicensed rentals' with AirBnB in its crosshairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government, in cooperation with some of the largest Taiwanese travel companies, are poised to start cracking down on businesses that provide “unlicensed&r...