Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-23 17:45 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 28 1 2 China 77,041 2,442 3 Hong Kong 69 ...

Civil and student groups march in Taipei ahead of 228 Incident anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 civil and student groups marched on the streets of Taipei Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in commemoration of the 228 Incident – the island-wide suppressio...

Taiwan colleges can reject students who transit through China: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As measures tighten to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (Feb. 19) announced that universities can deny admission t...

2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Egypt upholds detention of student critical of el-Sissi

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Saturday rejected the appeal of an activist and researcher who was a vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s government to be released from detention, his lawy...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

2 patients in Russia with COVID-19 have fully recovered

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Chinese nationals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Russia last month have fully recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals this week, officials said. ...

Opposition backers in Venezuela ask what's next for Guaidó

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-gove...

SARS whistleblower Dr. Jiang still under house arrest in China: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese doctor who raised the alarm about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 is still under house arrest, Radio Taiwan International (RTI) reported on Mo...

Business Highlights

—- Trump's $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan that ...

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — One of the men was hospitalized with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he was wheeled into a courtroom. A third was stitc...

Taiwan's MOE urges student dancers to wear masks when practicing underground

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government ramps up its defensive measures against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) after the country's 17th confirmed case on Saturday (Feb. 8), the...

Taiwanese attacked in Russia as Asian-phobia ramps up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic continues to spread worldwide, an emerging fear of Asian people has led to Taiwanese students being assaulted in Moscow. E...

Communist China is lying about true extent of coronavirus outbreak

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — It is widely known that official statistics coming out of Communist China can be trusted about as much as a student admitting how many units of alcohol they drink ...