Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano belches glowing rock, ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped a dusting of ash over nearby towns. Mexico's national disaster prevention agency sa...

Taiwan Mobile: Don't panic, it’s just a test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Mobile, a major telecom carrier in Taiwan, will send an emergency alert message in Chinese and English to its users across Taiwan at 4 p.m. on Jan. 9, as a disaster...

Taiwan to send 70 alternative military service conscripts abroad on foreign aid mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 70 alternative military service conscripts will be dispatched to 18 countries to provide professional assistance starting Oct. 22 as part of Taiwan’s fore...

Indonesia quake: 'Tsunami warning was lifted too soon'

The Indonesian government is struggling to mount a response to the destruction caused by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered the tsunami on Friday. The Southeast Asian country on Monday cal...

APEC information and communications meeting in Taipei centers on IoT, digital governance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s information and communications regulator on Oct. 1 urged APEC members to strengthen cooperation and implement digital governance strategies to address risin...

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico's capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans o...

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five m...

Taiwan vows closer climate, trade cooperation with Saint Kitts and Nevis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged broader cooperation with The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, the country's staunch ally in the Caribbean Sea, as she me...

U.S. still supports Taiwan's WHA participation: health minister

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has pledged to support Taiwan's efforts to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA), Taiwan's health minister said Saturday. Speakin...

U.S. and Taiwan health ministers hold unprecedented meeting in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) held an unprecedented meeting with his United States counterpart, Secretary of Health and Human Services A...

Massive deluge in southern Taiwan injures 5, floods 248 homes in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression which began pounding southern Taiwan yesterday (Aug 23) Tainan City took the brunt of it with 248 houses being flooded in as many as 20 districts and 1...

Taiwan to increase scientific research and investment in S. China Sea territories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Aug. 17 the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announced that it would increase cooperation on research projects with nations in the South China Sea, and...

EU states join forces to fight deadly wildfires across Europe

The heart of the European Union's disaster prevention apparatus is located in three plain offices along Rue Joseph II in Brussels, home to the Emergency Response Coordination Center, or ERCC. With...

Taiwan, Japan sign MOU on toxic chemical disaster response

Taiwan's state-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Maritime Disaster Prevention Center (MDPC) of Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday to cooperate on ...

Philippines, Taiwan in talks to train Filipino firefighters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the Philippines are in negotiations for Taiwan to train Filipino firefighters in disaster relief training, as part of the New Southbound Policy, reported CNA. ...