Exhibition opened in Taiwan to mark Human Rights Day

An exhibition shedding light on the evolution of human rights in Taiwan opened at the Control Yuan in Taipei on Friday (12/4) ahead of Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 10. Org...

Chinese woman who splashed ink on Xi poster resurfaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (Nov. 30) of a Chinese streamer who disappeared after splashing paint on a poster of Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) two years ago, with the wom...

Cambodian opposition figures state plan to return from exile

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Senior executives of the disbanded opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on Tuesday announced their plan to return from self-imposed exile to fight criminal charges aga...

China sanctions leaders of US groups over Hong Kong actions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday said it is sanctioning leaders of U.S. government-affiliated bodies that promote democracy around the world in response to what it calls practices that “blatantly meddle...

HK chief executive having to keep piles cash at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) admitted she is unable to participate in China's cashless society for the time being, as banking services are unavailable t...

Plight of Uighur kids revealed on World Children’s Day

Concentration camps. Forced labor. Forced sterilizations. Torture. These are the words that keep appearing in connection with the Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group that resides primarily in East Turkista...

Belgium: Iranian diplomat refuses to show for bomb plot trial

An Iranian diplomat refused to turn up for trial in Belgium on Friday, where he is accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally outside Paris. Assadollah Assadi, 48, faces life in prison i...

Photo of the Day: Thai activists wave Taiwan independence flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai activists were seen on Tuesday (Nov. 24) waving the Taiwanese independence flag during a protest near the Chinese embassy in Bangkok. On Tuesday, Thai activists st...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty at trial over protest involvement

Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong announced on Monday (Nov. 23) that he and two other leading activists will plead guilty at the opening of a trial over their involvement in last year's pr...

EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. ...

Taiwan willing to contribute to global health amid pandemic: APEC delegate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the APEC Ministerial Meeting kicking off virtually on Monday evening (Nov. 16), the Taiwanese delegates pledged to enhance ties with Asia-Pacific nations while contri...

Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other ...

Cambodia readies treason trials against political dissidents

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government has targeted about 50 people in its most concerted legal offensive against its political opponents since 2017, according to copies of court summonses ...

Activist lawyer who targeted officials shot dead in Benghazi

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men Tuesday shot dead a lawyer and activist who was a vocal critic of authorities in eastern Libya, security and judicial officials said. The men, who were masked,...

Timeline: Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize to brink of civil war

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopia's federal troops for almost a week have been battling troops loyal to the Tigray regional government, raising fears of civil war in Africa's second most populous countr...