Vietnam: Devastating landslides hit army camp

Rescue teams in Vietnam raced against the clock on Sunday in search for a dozen men, after a series of landslides overwhelmed an army camp. Heavy rain has pounded over central Vietnam for more than ...

Taiwan military mulls increasing frequency of reservist call-ups

Taiwan's military is considering increasing the frequency of calling up reservists to beef up the combat readiness of the country's reserve forces, a source told CNA on Wednesday. Under an ...

Taiwan launches multiple disaster drills on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is carrying out a number of disaster drills on Monday (Sept. 21), including alerts for earthquakes, air raids, and tsunamis. To mark Taiwan's National Disast...

Residents in Taiwan’s Hualien urged to install smoke alarms as home fires increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Fire Department on Monday (Sept. 14) urged residents to install smoke alarms, as the county saw more than 70 home fires from January to August this year...

Dutch magazine publishes Taiwanese foreign minister's article calling for UN participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) wrote an editorial that was run by a Dutch publication on Saturday (Sept. 5), stating that Taiwan can contribute to the world if...

Flooding in northeastern Ethiopia displaces nearly 20,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. “The flooding has caused damag...

Military expert urges increased defenses for E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Army had intended to use Taitung’s Feng Nien Airport as a helicopter training base for its Aviation and Special Forces Command, but the plan has met wi...

Many Japanese defy appeals to stay home to curb virus

TOKYO (AP) — Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others continue...

Scholars warn of more extreme weather in Taiwan

Taiwan could see more storms in summer and less rain in spring due to more frequent climate abnormalities known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), local scholars said earlier this week, urging the gove...

Taiwan President pitches trade pact in meeting with U.S. think tank visitors

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Jan. 13) pushed the idea of a trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States and its potential economic benefits to a visiting delegation from the America...

Mexico goals: science, tourism in Latin America, Caribbean

Mexico proposed joint goals for science, space, tourism and sustainability for the region's nations at the meeting Wednesday of The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. ...

Taiwan cellphone users to receive emergency alert message in nationwide test Jan. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users across Taiwan are being urged not to panic when they receive an emergency alert message on Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 8) in a joint SMS test by the country&...

Taiwan CWB: Quake intensity scale modified to improve disaster response

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Wednesday (Dec. 18) announced a modified intensity scale to more accurately reflect the effect earthquakes have on people, structures and the environment, ...

US hopeful about Taiwan's diplomatic relations with Pacific island states

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The deputy director of the U.S. Department of State, Jennifer Spande, said Monday (Dec. 9) that the U.S. government remains hopeful about expanding Taiwan's diplomatic...

Taiwan university and Nepal discuss academic partnership

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) — The principal of Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) Chao Han-chieh (趙涵㨗) met with Deputy Minister of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE...