The Latest: Greek police pick up migrants dumped on highway

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Greek authorities say they have found 53 refugees and migrants — includ...

Romania police detain 24 Syrian, Iraqi migrants near border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have detained 24 Syrian and Iraqi migrants on suspicion of trying to illegally cross the border. They told police they were trying to reach the visa-fr...

Japanese travelers to Taiwan can now experience more privileges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that Japanese travelers can now experience extended travel privileges when traveling to Taiwan. ...

Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a tradit...

Qatar scraps visit visa requirements for 80 nationalities

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by four Arab states and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022. ...

Thailand's free tourist visas for the Taiwanese extended to August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thai cabinet has approved the scheme to extend the current free visa incentives for the Taiwanese to August, while the Taiwanese government is seeking for a new a...

Draft bill to make foreign artists eligible for work visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new bill to allow foreign artists and performers to apply for a work visa for themselves without sponsorship from a prospective employer has been submitted by the Executive Y...

No visa, no veil? Saudi Arabia may ease rules for tourists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a "semi-autonomous" visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast. The Red Sea area w...

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan ramps up anti-Western rhetoric

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Turkish and European Union officials in Brussels Tuesday (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Er...

EU, Turkey to hold talks amid strained relations

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials are to hold talks with Turkey's foreign minister against a backdrop of growing concern that Ankara is sliding away from EU values as President Recep Tayyip...

Citizenship for Saints---only ?

I hail from a country with a history of immigration, where full nationality with voting rights, right to apply for phone, internet and credit card are given on fulfillment of clear regulations to Taiw...

Amid disputes, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Tsai holds talks with Paraguay president in Taipei

President Tsai Ing-wen met with Paraguay President Horacio Cartes at the Office of the President July 12 in Taipei City, holding talks marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic t...

The Latest: French PM outlines plan for migrants

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on migrants and Europe (all times local): 2:35 p.m. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has outlined a plan to deal with the...

Taiwan holds visa-free entry for Philippine citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is eager to offer visa-free entry for Philippine citizens but is unable to do so due to the Marawi crisis. According to Taipei’s representative office...