Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world's busiest international airport, announced early on Monday that it was suspending all passenger and transit flights for t...

UAE to suspend transit flights, Saudi Arabia imposes curfew

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world's busiest international airport in Dubai, announced early Monday it was suspending all passenger flights and the transit ...

First 'new immigrant' legislator looks back on achievements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After almost four years in the legislature, Cambodian-born Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬) shared her life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. Lin made...

Migrant workers in Taiwan to demand abolition of brokerage system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers will demand the end of the private labor brokerage system at their biennial protest in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 8). In order to do away with excessive bro...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

Japanese, Americans make up most of Taiwan’s foreign white-collar workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese account for the lion’s share of Taiwan’s foreign workforce when it comes to specialized or technical work, followed by Americans, according to the lat...

Japan to increase foreign workers over next five years, Taiwan labor force may be affected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Tokyo on Dec. 25, the government of Shinzo Abe approved legislation amending laws on immigration and foreign labor with 126 new policy measures, which will increase the...

Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were d...

Police say 4 killed in Bahrain building collapse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Mi...

Building collapses in Bahrain, injuring 20

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say some 20 people were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that an "old ...

Finding labor is not a problem for returning businesses: Taiwan Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the trade war between the United States and China escalates, Taiwanese companies returning to the island should have no problem finding labor, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許...

Twelve African migrant workers killed in Italy truck crash

A van transporting African migrant workers crashed into an oncoming truck hauling tomatoes on Monday, killing 12 workers. Two men in the front of the van as well as the truck driver were all injured, ...

HTC announces plans to cut 1,500 jobs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As part of HTC’s plans for optimization of its manufacturing process, the company announced on June 2 that it would be cutting 1,500 jobs in Taiwan. As part of th...

New migrants on Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands celebrate with NIA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 1, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) invited new migrants and their families, foreign laborers and foreign teachers on the island of Kinmen close to China to a ...