Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On W...

New tourist hotspot in Taiwan's Taoyuan: new Sikou suspension bridge  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located in the Fuxing District, Taiwan, has become Taoyuan City’s new tourist hotspot since its inauguration in January 2...

Taiwan HSR now offering discount 'winter warmer' travel packages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) announced today that it will collaborate with 19 luxury hotels to provide discount “winter warmer” domestic holiday packages for c...

China can’t make friends through force: Palau President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of Palau Tommy Remengesau Jr. responded to a question about Chinese influence in the Pacific by saying international friendship is developed through mutual respe...

Thailand to waive visa fees for Taiwanese visitors tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese visitors and travelers from 20 other countries will not have to pay for visas on arrival in Thailand starting tomorrow ( Nov. 15), and lasting until January...

YouTuber launches new series 'Traveling Taiwan' for students of Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber who has dedicated her channel to creating instructional videos for students learning Mandarin has announced a new series this week that will explore the culture...

Former coup leaders battle for control in Fiji election

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Two men who led different military coups in Fiji are battling for control of the island nation in a general election on Wednesday. Opinion polls indicate Prime Mini...

Night markets are Taiwan's top tourist destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Night markets have become Taiwan’s top tourist attraction due to the changing nature of visitors to Taiwan, according to the Tourism Bureau's Planning Division c...

LINE and Agoda team up in Taiwan for new 'LINE Travel' service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The online accommodation booking service Agoda has announced a partnership with the multimedia and chat application LINE in Taiwan. Under the new agreement, Agoda will ...

Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is facing lawmakers in a marathon debate ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago seeking to...

President Tsai thanks Palau for its unwavering support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen met with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. today (Nov. 12), after which she thanked him and the country for its unwavering support of Taiwan, despite incre...

Photo of the Day: Crowds wowed by Kaohsiung’s ‘Manhattanhenge’ 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a disappointing no-show last year due to inclement weather, Kaohsiung's much ballyhooed "Manhattanhenge" finally made an appearance yesterday (Nov. 11), muc...

Taiwan's list of national monuments to reach 100 after addition of 2 temples: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s list of national monuments is expected to reach 100, with the addition of Taipei’s Dalongdong Baoan Temple and Lungshan Temple of Manka on Nov. 1...

Mountain-Sea Bike Trail in eastern Taiwan mixes exceptional beauty with contemporary art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mountain-Sea Bike Trail which circumnavigates Taitung City offers superb views of the mountains and ocean, as well as a tour of some of the region’s most innovat...

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden ...