Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transpare...

Indian expats in Taipei enjoy night of inner peace at deity birth celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 100 Indians living in Taiwan braved the rain to celebrate the birth of Indian deity “Krishna Janmashtami" in a festival held at Chientan Youth Activity C...

Taiwan ranked 1st in world for quality of life: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has been ranked 1st in quality of life and the 2nd best place for expats overall in InterNations' Expat Insider report for 2018 In the report's Quality o...

Slain Canadian English teacher reportedly had 'marijuana farm' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As detectives unravel the multiple, twisted layers of the gruesome case of the murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei City, it has been revea...

Taipei murder must not tarnish Taiwan’s safe reputation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The brutal murder of Canadian English teacher Ramgahan Sanjay Ryan (顏柏萊) has shaken the whole of Taiwan, and understandably so. Despite the recent severe weather, the sto...

Reality show about the wealthy triggers backlash in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new Netflix reality series following the lavish lives of nine wealthy, light-skinned socialites in Mexico City has provoked a backlash from critics who say it's tone-deaf in a cou...

Taiwan renews push for United Nations participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed official has informed the media that Taiwan will raise three appeals to the United Nations (UN) in a bid to expand Taiwan's international participation ahea...

Tsai Ing-wen encourages Taiwanese expats to work hard for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) encouraged Taiwanese expatriates living in the U.S. to become part of the government's reform agenda, during a speech in Houston on...

Romania expats arrive in country ahead of anti-gov't protest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving in the country for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections. ...

New draft bill to entice foreign workers to Taiwan open for public scrutiny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Development Council (NDC, 國家發展委員會) published a new draft foreign migration bill titled the "New Economic Immigration Law" (新經濟移民法) for public scruti...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-...

China Airlines increases direct flights between Taiwan and Rome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's China Airlines (中華航空公司) announced it has increased its number of weekly direct flights from Taipei to Rome to three, to cater to growing European tourism, rep...

American shuts down repository of historic photos of Taiwan, selling it for NT$60,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American expat, who managed a massive online collection of vintage photographs of Taiwan since 1995, has shut down the website and is wanting to sell 10,400 h...

How localization made Taiwan KFC taste 'even better' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those expats who have tried KFC in Taiwan and wondered why the fried chicken is crispier, juicier and spicier than its American cousin, a writer at OZY.com gained some insi...

After 10 years in China, Taiwanese man lists 8 ways life is better in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After having lived and worked in Shanghai for 10 years and returned home for one year, a Taiwanese man refutes the myth that life is somehow better for his countrymen in C...