Poll workers journey to reach India's most remote voters

NEW DELHI (AP) — The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines...

Over 100 migrant workers stage flash mob in Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100 migrant workers staged a flash mob show in Taipei on Sunday (March 24) to call for an end to sexual violence against female workers and to call for better work conditi...

Indonesian migrant worker killed in drunken dispute in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian male migrant worker died early Wednesday morning (Dec. 26) after becoming entangled in a drunken dispute with a fellow Indonesian worker in Taichung, Taiwan, repo...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar pull off ...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just phy...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Saudi execution spotlights domestic workers' vulnerable lives

The execution of an Indonesian domestic worker by Saudi authorities this week without even informing her family and consular staff drew strong condemnation from Indonesian officials. Tuti Tursilawa...

Taiwan cracks down on sexual exploitation of Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A middle-aged Taiwanese man was arrested for operating a prostitution ring disguised as Thai massage parlors and for exploiting unregistered migrant laborers, CNA reported...

Indonesians in Taiwan celebrate their Independence Day in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesians living in Taiwan joined a celebration in honor of Indonesian Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the 2/28 Peace Park near the National Taiwan Museum in Taip...

10 unaccounted for migrant workers arrested in New Taipei: police

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Up to 10 unaccounted for Indonesian migrant workers have been arrested in New Taipei's Tucheng District, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Keelung City Police Bureau&...

Taiwan ranked 19th highest GDP in world based on PPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan ranks as having the 19th highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), according to data released by the International Monetary...

Seminar teaches migrant workers 'Taiwanese' skills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Global Workers' Organization in Taiwan kicked off a seminar on practical and vocational skills for ASEAN migrant workers over the weekend. Last year the program...

Number of migrant workers forced to leave Taiwan for drunk riding of electric bikes growing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 56 migrant workers in 2017 and 27 between January and April this year were ordered to leave Taiwan for driving or riding electric bikes under the influence, acc...

New Taipei officials investigate overcrowding after Vietnamese worker protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After over a hundred Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Xizhi to protest overcrowded living conditions, the New Taipei City Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday (A...

Fisheries Agency responds to film about migrant abuse on Taiwan's fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan News recently reported on the release of a mini-documentary by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) discussing abuses faced by migrant workers on Taiwan&rsquo...