Taiwan NIA explains new rules on family visits to residents from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has launched a series of seminars to explain the new, more relaxed, rules about family visits to Chinese citizens living in Taiwan. ...

Australia concerned writer faces espionage charge in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on su...

Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travelers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouse...

Rights group says prisoners go on hunger strike in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says 130 detainees in a notorious Egyptian prison have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks to protest what it calls "cruel and inhumane detention condition...

Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING, West Bank (AP) — It's just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man's face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial reco...

Pakistani teen's family visits Texas school where she died

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year is on a two-week visit to learn more about her nin...

The Latest: Watchdog assails Egypt over Morsi mistreatment

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local): 8:10 a.m. ...

The Latest: HRW says imprisoned Morsi's death 'predictable'

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's death during a court hearing (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A leading rights group has said the ...

Spain extradites more Taiwanese citizens to China, ignoring UN High Commissioner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Spain shocked international observers by extraditing 94 Taiwanese nationals to China just days after the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Madrid se...

Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

Taiwan gives visa waiver to visitors from only African ally eSwatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Visitors from Taiwan’s only African ally, the Kingdom of eSwatini, will be allowed to stay on the island for a maximum of 90 days beginning June 1, the Ministry of Foreign...

Ohio finds numerous problems at troubled county jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio county jail where prisoners are locked down for days because of staff shortages, dietary restrictions are ignored and toilets and showers go unrepaired has received mostly fai...

Testimony: Cold temperatures at federal prison preceded fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Prison employees and inmates say chilly temperatures inside a New York City federal lockup came weeks before a fire left some inmates without heat, light, hot water, and attorney and f...

Retired psychologist loses license in Larry Nassar scandal

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004. Mi...

Taiwan gives visa waiver to Russian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that Taiwan is launching the visa-waiver program on a trial basis for six months for visitors from Russia starting Thursda...