Filipina arrested for scamming countrymen in Taiwan out of NT$80 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina migrant worker was taken into custody in central Taiwan on Wednesday (Aug. 5) for allegedly scamming her compatriots with the promise of a return on currency co...

25 illegal migrant workers arrested in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced that a total of 25 undocumented migrant workers were recently arrested in the southern city of Tainan. ...

Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize 2 computers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — News broadcaster Al Jazeera said Malaysian police raided its Kuala Lumpur office Tuesday, calling it a “troubling escalation” in a government crackdown on media freedom. ...

Slow German bureaucracy keeps migrant worker families apart

Two years ago, Milica Zivkovic and her husband Zeljko were fed up with Serbia. Instead of continuing to make do with poorly paid jobs that often enough depended on the goodwill of the ruling party, Ze...

AP PHOTOS: Year on, India's lockdowns ruin Kashmir's economy

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A year ago, Abdul Rashid was making a living by selling flowers to tourists in hundreds of ornate pinewood houseboats in Dal Lake in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled...

Former Taiwan vice president worries about low COVID herd immunity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Friday (July 31) listed the major challenges Taiwan would face if a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic takes place domes...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

Taiwan leading public health expert urges mass testing of all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors seeking medical care will be permitted to enter Taiwan under certain circumstances starting Aug. 1, but a leading public health expert expressed worries t...

Amazon Singapore and National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre launch Wishlist initiative to deliver smiles and support communities in need this National Day

Amazon invites the public to support local charities Blessings in a Bag, Children’s Wishing Well, Food Bank Singapore, and Singapore Red Cross by purchasing items listed on their Amazon.sg wishlists S...

CECC cannot rule out Thai migrant worker contracted coronavirus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Monday (July 27) that a Thai migrant worker had tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) a few days after returning home from Taiwan, the C...

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi man over migrant comments

Malaysian authorities said on Sunday they detained a Bangladeshi man over his involvement in a foreign documentary. Mohamad Rayhan Kabir had been on the run since police launched a probe about the Ju...

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi in critical Al-Jazeera report

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Saturday they detained a Bangladeshi man and will deport him for criticizing the government over its treatment of undocumented immigrants in a ...

Taiwan will require all Philippine arrivals to be tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the sudden influx of imported Wuhan coronavirus cases from the Philippines, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will require all passengers arriving from the...

2 Mideast countries, world's top virus rates per population

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar have the world's highest per capita rates of coronavirus infections. In the two Mideast countries, COVID-19 ep...

Bangladeshi migrants in Italy stigmatized over coronavirus certificate scam

Rakib Hasan, 25, has lived in Rome for several years and calls Italy home. Standing in a queue in front of a Roman hospital, Hasan tells DW how Bangladesh's fake negative coronavirus certificates ...