Petition calls on Greece to back Taiwan's entry in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Greek musician who is a naturalized Taiwanese citizen has created a petition calling on the Hellenic Parliament to back Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Organi...

Donations pour into E. Taiwan church to help it rebuild recycling site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donations from across the island have poured into a Catholic church in Hualien County’s Yuli Township for the last couple of days after its recycling site, a source ...

Charter flight takes 20 Taiwanese from Diamond Princess home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A China Airlines (CAL) charter flight left Tokyo’s Haneda Airport Friday (Feb. 21) evening with 20 Taiwanese passengers and crew from the coronavirus-stricken Diamon...

Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 prisoners

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, b...

Taiwan overturns entry plan for Chinese children of Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 12) overturned a measure by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) from the previous day allowing Chinese childre...

Anger at Trump plan could mobilize Arab voters in Israel

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — It might have seemed to be one of the more innocuous elements in President Donald Trump's deeply divisive Middle East peace initiative: the suggestion that a densely populat...

Man pleads guilty to running server that offered child porn

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who operated a web server that hosted a site with more than a million images of child pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy charge. A crimin...

Modi says Indian Muslims had nothing to fear in new law

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan's propaganda to c...

Photo of the Day: Wuhan Trojan jet lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a charter jet ostensibly meant to evacuate Taiwanese businessmen from Wuhan was found to have a person onboard infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as we...

Nepal to count LGBT population in census for 1st time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's upcoming national census will for the first time count the LGBT population in the Himalayan nation in order to better allocate government jobs and education set aside f...

Judge strips terrorist of citizenship at government request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has stripped a terrorist of his naturalized U.S. citizenship, siding with the government in the case of a Pakistan-born man convicted more than 15 years ago of pl...

Taiwanese exec with CCP ties enables Chinese spouses, non-Taiwanese to board Wuhan flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Taiwanese are outraged after news broke on Tuesday (Feb. 4) that many of the passengers aboard a charter jet expressly arranged to evacuate Taiwanese businesspeople s...

Turkey deploys extremists to Libya, local militias say

CAIRO (AP) — Syrian militants affiliated with groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are currently being sent by Turkey to fight on behalf of the U.N.-supported government in Libya, accor...

UN takes no action on order against Myanmar on Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice's order that Myanmar must do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but fa...

India says no plans yet to prepare a citizenship registry

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist-led government said Tuesday it was still weighing whether to roll out a nationwide citizenship registry, an exercise it says would weed out illegal fo...