US raises travel warning after Sri Lanka suicide bombings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has issued a heightened travel warning for Sri Lanka after last Sunday's suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. The department...

Sri Lanka lowers Easter attack death toll while suspects still at large

Sri Lankan officials lowered the death toll in the Easter Sunday attack down to 253 from the previous figure of 359, officials said on Thursday. The country's Health Ministry said that the state ...

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones sued the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprived him of h...

Taiwan human rights lawyer warns against traveling to Hong Kong due to new extradition bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwan human rights group has expressed grave concern over the safety of Taiwanese visiting or transiting through Hong Kong, after the city’s government passed the firs...

Taiwan mulls travel warning for Hong Kong if new extradition law adopted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正), on Monday, March 25 expressed concern at the possibility of Hong Kong adopting...

Saudi Arabia lifts travel warning to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon says the kingdom has lifted a 15-month warning that had advised its citizens not to travel to Beirut. Walid Bukhari made the statem...

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns against travel to Venezuela

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of increasing tensions and political instability in the South American nation of Venezuela, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday issued a...

Beijing urges Chinese state-run firms to avoid travel to US, Canada, other 'Five Eyes' nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As tensions increase between democracies and China with the abrupt decision by Chinese court to execute a Canadian citizen on drug smuggling charges, Beijing has also repo...

7 dead in shooting in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven men are dead following a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen. State and local police say the attack occurred...

Taiwan CDC issues travel warning due to rubella outbreak in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is a popular destination for many Taiwanese in the autumn months but Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put out a travel warning this year due to an increase in r...

UBS takes back China travel warning issued to staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company, UBS has canceled a staff warning against travel to China following the detention of one of its bankers ...

Taiwan MOFA issues ‘yellow alert’ travel warning to Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has upped its travel warning level for Australia to the medium level, "yellow alert" on Augu...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2018. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 2,...

As US-China trade war intensifies, tourism to US falls, more visas rejected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As of Friday, July 6, Washington’s newest round of tariffs targeting US$34 billion worth of Chinese products has come into legal force. Aside from trade and manuf...

Cricket Australia monitoring security in Zimbabwe

SYDNEY (AP) — Cricket Australia says it is closely monitoring the security situation in Zimbabwe after a bomb blast at an election rally but Australia's tour there next month will proceed at this stag...