Proposed bill would revoke citizenship for Taiwanese who adopt new Chinese IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an announcement by Beijing that Taiwanese living in China would be eligible for "smart residence cards" starting this month, an amendment is ...

President Tsai: New 'residence permits' for Taiwanese in China do not determine 'identity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement that Taiwanese citizens living in China would be eligible for a smart residence card starting from September, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen c...

Colombian president lends hand to refugees from Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has granted 440,000 refugees from crisis-stricken Venezuela two years of help. Santos said Thursday that the Venezuelan...

Sweden sentences 3 to prison for synagogue arson attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has found three men guilty of attempted arson against the Jewish synagogue in Sweden's second-largest city of Goteborg last year, causing minor damage. Two m...

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,0...

Lebanon wants UN to facilitate return of Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister is threatening to increase pressure on the U.N. refugee agency if it does not change its policies, which he says discourage Syrian refugees from retu...

Lebanon keeps up criticism of UN over refugee policies

ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister is keeping up his criticism of the United Nation's refugee agency, saying it is discouraging Syrian refugees from returning home. ...

Lebanon minister freezes UN refugee staff residency permits

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister has ordered a freeze on the renewal of residency permits for the staff of the United Nations refugee agency, saying it is not encouraging Syrian refu...

2 foreigners fatally struck by train in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men have been hit by a train and killed in Norway's capital. Authorities said the men killed late Friday were foreigners, a 26 year old and a 33 year o...

Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula. ...

Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily, first time in 2018

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say the country has opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time this year. The two officials said Wednesday the Rafah crossing ...

Israel urged to end settlement expansion in UN review

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations' review of human rights issues in Israel has issued 240 recommendations, including that it end settlement expansion. Israel said it would need time to ...

Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city i...

Burglars steal blank ID papers from Berlin migration office

BERLIN (AP) — Police say burglars have broken into the German capital's immigration office and stolen blank identification documents, stamps and seals. Police spokesman Martin Halweg...

In a shift, Qatar to offer permanent residency to some

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's Cabinet has approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens, marking a partial shift from its reliance on its longstanding vis...