Thai protesters hold ambitious rally for democratic reforms

BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters were gathering Saturday in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand's conservative establishment...

Netherlands puts Syria on notice for human rights abuses

The Netherlands on Friday said it would hold Syria responsible for "gross human rights violations," including the use of chemical weapons against civilians and systematic torture. In an act...

Taiwan, US nail Chinese hackers behind mass cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s crime investigation authorities held a press conference on Friday (Sept. 18) to talk about the role they played in the U.S. Department of Justice's bust...

Chinese viewers find Disney's new 'Mulan' to be tired take

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market. Disney cast beloved actor Liu Yifei as Mulan and removed a dragon sidekick popular in...

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and vid...

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media a...

Algerian journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to two years in prison on appeal, in a trial that rights group have denounced as violating press freedom. ...

US envoy accuses China of insincerity toward Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. official accused China on Tuesday of bullying and insincerity in its dealings with Southeast Asian nations, but said Washington isn't forcing the region to choose sid...

Hong Kong: No information on reported detentions in Taiwan

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported detentions of five Hong Kongers who may have attempted to flee there by boat to e...

Pope Francis extends deal with China on appointment of bishops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis has reportedly agreed to a two-year extension of a controversial deal with China on the appointment of Catholic bishops in the authoritarian country, accordin...

Hong Kong says it will not interfere with China's arrest of 12 at sea

Hong Kong’s government will not intervene in the case of 12 city residents who mainland Chinese authorities arrested as they tried to flee by boat to Taiwan, despite pleas from their relatives f...

China confirms it detained 12 Hong Kongers at sea last month

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities have confirmed the criminal detention of 12 Hong Kongers who were allegedly attempting to travel illegally to Taiwan by boat last month, while the foreign ministry...

Iran condemns Bahrain’s plan to normalize ties with Israel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday strongly condemned Bahrain's plan to normalize relations with Israel, calling it a shameful and ignominious move by the Gulf Arab country. Bahrai...

China deprives 12 Hong Kong detainees of their rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The families of 12 Hong Kong detainees jailed in China attended a press conference with their faces covered on Saturday (Sept. 12). On Aug. 23, 12 Hongkongers, includin...

Mainland Affairs Council dismisses speculation on detained Hong Kongers

The Mainland Affairs Council declined to confirm or deny recent reports about five Hong Kongers allegedly detained in Kaohsiung for nearly two months and unable to contact their families, in a stateme...