Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem

It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown. It's the guy behind the camera who should be doubted. And stuffed into...

Indian Holi Festival brings burst of colors to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "Indian Holi Taipei" festival held on Saturday (March 16) in Taipei saw over 650 attendees celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoyed the day with ...

Feast and party at 'Indian Holi Taipei 2019' tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mayur Indian Kitchen will be hosting "Indian Holi Taipei" tomorrow (March 16) in Taipei to celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoy the day with delici...

Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide bombing that r...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 8-17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite a stretch of chilly weather in Taipei, spring is just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities to check out this weekend and next. Check out some of t...

Celebrate spring and Indian culture at Grand Holi Taipei 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, March 9, Taipei’s Out of India restaurant will be hosting one of the most exciting holiday events all year, “The Grand Holi Taipei 2019.” ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Winter is all but over, and Spring is on its way. Here are a few things to look forward to, happening in Taipei at the beginning of March. For an afternoon of modern, i...

Photo of the Day: Hot 'dogs?' in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hot dog stand in New Taipei City has caught the eye of many Western netizens for including the photo of a canine in a country once known for eating dog meat. On Sunday eve...

Taipei Metro Jazz Square to hold weekend Christmas parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Metro is holding a series of Christmas parties at the Jazz Square between MRT Zhongshan Station and Shuanglian Station over the weekends of Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. ...

Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Wrapping up a year of privacy scandals , congressional hearings and a host of other problems, Facebook hosted a one-day "pop-up" event in New York City's Bryant Park on Thursday, hopin...

Separatist leaders voted back in disputed east Ukraine election

The interim leaders of the self-proclaimed "People's Republics" of Luhansk and Donetsk in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region were confirmed in office as expected in a poll on Sunday th...

International craft beer festival comes to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beer lovers in Taiwan should clear their schedules for the upcoming weekend. The annual Craftcon Asia 2018 brewer’s exhibition and international craft brew festiv...

5 ways Taiwan can increase international tourism without building theme parks and casinos

Earlier this week, it was reported that an advisor to the Taiwan travel agency association has suggested that Taiwan needs to open more theme parks and casinos to attract more international tourists t...

North Korea learns to embrace its inner consumer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In an instructional television program about table tennis on the state-run sports channel, every ball, paddle and shirt bear the logo of "Naegohyang," one of North Korea'...

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in southern Taiwan with a SE Asian Cultural Event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County Government is going to hold a "Southeast Asian Culture Festival" on Sept. 16 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Cooperating with the Ministry of...