Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of t...

Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

LONDON (AP) — British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia ...

The Latest: Protests in Florence as UK leader May speaks

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demo...

Taiwanese death toll in Mexico quake rises to four

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese citizens who died in Mexico’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake rose to four, with one person still missing believed buried under the rubble, the Mini...

Egyptian Cabinet expands grounds for withdrawing citizenship

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Cabinet has proposed an amendment to the law regulating conditions for the withdrawal of acquired citizenship to include those convicted of crimes related to harming state securit...

Transcripts of citizen welcome messages by Trump and Obama

Presidents have long issued welcome messages that are played for immigrants at naturalization ceremonies. President Donald Trump's message recently debuted after he has repeatedly taken a hard line on...

Palestinian deported from US over 1970 blast lands in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A 70-year-old Palestinian woman who was deported from the United States for concealing a decades-old bombing conviction has arrived in Jordan. Rasmea Odeh said W...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 15 The Japan News on United Nations reform and the U.S. and Japan's con...

Ethnic-Chinese refugees from Indonesia want Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ethnic Chinese who fled persecution and violence in Indonesia decades ago are still waiting for Taiwanese citizenship in 2017, a legislator said Wednesday. Many of the ...

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country. The video will be played fo...

The Latest: Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from US

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Palestinian activist deported Tuesday for lying in citizenship application (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Dozens of people gathered at Ch...

Palestinian activist to be deported to Jordan from Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. Supporters and community a...

British nun presented with Taiwan National ID card

Taipei, Sept. 18 -- British nun Ellen Mary Elizabeth Mylod (麥蕾), who has taught in Taiwan for 44 years, received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday. "It's hard to believe that I'm now ...

The Latest: Angelina Jolie condemns Myanmar violence

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Myanmar and the exodus of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Hollywood star ...

Taiwan Interior Ministry dismisses report of 20,000 stateless children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A local media report disclosing the outrageous number of stateless children born in Taiwan as well as their dire conditions is drawing attention nationwide. The country&rsq...