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Taiwan’s airline stocks soar with news of possible lifting of foreigner entry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s airline stocks soared this morning after the country’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Sunday (Feb. 21)...

Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners without residence permits likely to be lifted March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Sunday (Feb. 21) that Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners who lack a residenc...

Disillusioned American online celebrity quits China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American citizen who was formerly an influencer in China recently spoke up about why he abandoned China's social media and the country itself — a place he had...

A look at what quarantine is like in Olympic-host Japan

TOKYO (AP) — What’s it like traveling to Japan, six months ahead of the Olympics? Almost impossible, unless you’re a Japanese national or a foreigner with resident status. ...

British man in Taiwan dies from mutant UK COVID strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly British man was pronounced dead on Wednesday (Feb. 3), after contracting the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. prior to arriving in Taiwan. On Thursda...

Aung San Suu Kyi, the rise and fall of an icon turned pariah on the world stage

The Myanmar army’s detention of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday marks the fall of an icon whose story has been marked by the country's highs and lows, both at home and abroad. The...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19,...

AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice

HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law said Friday that the courts now have a choice between the new law and the city's leg...

US sanctions controversial deputy of Iraqi paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on an influential Iraqi militia leader and deputy of a powerful Iran-backed umbrella of mostly Shiite paramilitary groups, designating h...

Taiwan grants 7th visa extension to foreigners stranded by Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) announced that it will give its seventh 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the Wuhan coronavirus. T...

Thai minister proposes 'golf quarantine' to boost tourism

Thailand’s Tourism Minister said on Monday he had proposed a plan to allow foreigners to quarantine in some of the country’s many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector during the...

From sushi to wine — wasabi goes with everything in Japan

Anyone who has consumed too much wasabi in one mouthful will be aware of the impact that it has on the senses. The eyes water, the nose burns, and the mouth and throat are fiery with every inhalation....

US judge blocks Trump administration’s sweeping asylum rules

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of asylum restrictions less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. ...

US sanctions prominent Iraqi politician over rights abuses

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent Iraqi politician and security official, accusing him of serious human rights abuses. The Treasury said Fa...

1st foreigner arrested under HK national security law released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong’s repressive national security law was freed on bail Thursday (Jan. 7) pending further inquiries. John Clancey, an Am...