China to set up ADIZ in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday morning (May 4) confirmed that China is planning to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Se...

'No remedy, no rights': China blocks foreigners from leaving

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mandy Luo was supposed to get on a plane back to Seattle with her mother and finish high school like everyone else. But at the airport in Shanghai, a security office...

U.S. couple's nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

SHANGHAI (AP) — The first thing Daniel Hsu noticed about the room was that there were no sharp edges. The walls were covered with beige rubber, the table wrapped in soft, grey leather. White blinds co...

Greece says Turkish fighter jets buzzed Greek chopper

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government has condemned what it described as a provocative act by Turkey, whose fighter jets Athens says buzzed a helicopter carrying the Greek defense minister and the...

Malta defends use of private vessels to rescue migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s government is defending the use of private vessels to save migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, including one mission in which a Maltese fishing boat reportedly took the r...

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has finalized an agreement with Honduras that would allow some people seeking asylum in the United States to be sent to the Central American country instead....

Philippines rejects China's territorial label on island

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines protested on Thursday China’s designation of a disputed South China Sea reef, which it has turned into a heavily fortified island base, as a Chinese “adminis...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Netanyahu 'confident' US will support West Bank annexation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he was “confident” he will be able to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this summer, with support from the U.S. ...

UN envoy: Israeli annexation can destroy Mideast peace hopes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Thursday that Israeli moves to annex parts of the West Bank and accelerate settlement expansion, combined with the coronavirus pandemic’s devastatin...

Hungary seen wrongly holding asylum seekers in transit zones

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's practice of keeping asylum seekers in a closed transit zone on the border with Serbia qualifies as “unlawful detention,” according to an nonbinding opinion issued Th...

EU warns incoming Israeli gov't against West Bank annexation

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union on Thursday issued a warning against the incoming Israeli government's intention to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying that such a move “would constitute...

Philippines protests China's sea claim, weapon pointing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested China’s declaration that a Manila-claimed region in the disputed South China Sea is Chinese territory, and its aiming of weapons control radar ...

Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced what he described as a “temporary suspension of immigration into the United States." But the executive order would bar only those seeking permanent r...