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India confirms citizens have joined Russian military

The Indian Foreign Ministry said Friday that some of the country's citizens have signed up for jobs helping Russia in its war against Ukraine. The ministry has not confirmed if any of those who s...

Taiwan passport holders should still avoid Cuba, foreign ministry says

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it continues to recommend that citizens avoid traveling to Cuba after individuals visiting with Taiwan passports were denied entry to ...

'Toxic' Russian passport increasingly less attractive to foreigners

Interest in obtaining Russian citizenship has fallen sharply since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. According to the Russian Interior Ministry, some 63,600 people applied ...

Passport photos cause problems at Taiwan airport e-Gates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers should not alter their passport photos too much or they will be refused passage by electronic e-Gates at airports, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) said Fri...

Police arrest group in Kaohsiung forging Taiwan passports for Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of eight people were arrested in Kaohsiung on Tuesday (Jan. 30) for providing forged Taiwan passports to clients in China. The National Immigration Agency&rsquo...

What are Wagner Group mercenaries still doing in Belarus?

Members of Russia's Wagner mercenary group who fled to Belarus after last June's failed coup have the support of Belarusian security forces and propagandists. Television images of joint maneu...

E-passport Market 2024 Current Trends, Segmentation, Key Players, And Industry Analysis 2032

The “E-passport Market” 2024-2032 Research Report provides both qualitative and quantitative insights into market growth factors, limitations, opportunities, and challenges. It offers comp...

EU court rules gender-based violence ground for asylum

The Luxemburg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that women who suffer or are at risk of "physical or mental violence, including sexual violence and domestic violence" on account of...

Taiwan passport ranks 35th strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its annual Passport Index ranking, the British consultancy firm Henley and Partners listed the Taiwan passport as the 35th strongest in the world, and the eighth strong...

Ukraine: Teachers fight for children's minds amid occupation

Parents and teachers in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine face intimidation and threats if they refuse the new education policy imposed by Moscow. The policy forces teachers to work in Russian and acc...

Putin offers citizenship to foreigners who fight for Russia

Jan 4 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on Thursday allowing foreign nationals who fight for Russia in Ukraine to obtain Russian citizenship for themselves and their families. Th...

Taiwanese family denied entry to Cuba due to ‘One-China Policy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of overseas Taiwanese was barred from entering Cuba due to the country’s “One-China Policy.” A family of five surnamed Yen (顏), who are Taiwan...

Turkey seeks to crack down on organized crime

"My dear nation, today we caught three internationally sought-after gang bosses in Alanya and Istanbul," Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced to the Turkish people on social media earli...

Taiwan fraud ring targets Chinese living in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of a fraud ring in Taichung City posed as agents for China’s national anti-fraud squad to extort millions from overseas Chinese in Japan, reports said Thursd...

LGBTQ+ in Russia: Living under threat of extremism law

In late November, Russia's Supreme Court designated what it calls "the international LGBT movement" as "extremist." And while the law doesn't come into force until January ...