Taiwan set to extend visa-free program for Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is poised to extend the visa-free program for passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (J...

Female Thai tourist claims denied entry to Taiwan for skimpy top

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Thai woman posted an angry rant on Facebook claiming that she had been denied entry at immigration in the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport based on her appearance. In ...

Filipinos appeal for extension of visa-free treatment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As visa-free treatment for Filipinos is set to expire in July, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines has been receiving hundreds of emails every month from...

Detailed and public, Kim Jong Nam murder may never be solved

KUAL LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of security cam...

Chronology of key events in the killing of Kim Jong Nam

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women were the only suspects charged with murder after an outcast from North Korea's ruling family was poisoned with VX nerve agent at a Kuala Lumpur, Ma...

North Macedonia extends visa waiver program to Taiwanese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Republic of North Macedonia and Taiwan are set to extend the visa waiver program for each other for another year, starting from April 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Taiwan's CAL to increase services to Palau from February

China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's major carriers, said Wednesday that it will increase one direct flight service between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Palau from Feb. 18, bringing t...

Vietnamese travel to Taiwan may be affected by visa changes

HANOI (CNA) -- The number of travelers allowed to visit Taiwan will likely be reduced following the country's suspension of visas for groups of Vietnamese tourists, Ho Chi Minh City-based tour ope...

Nearly 2,000 visitors from Southbound countries missing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since the start of visa-free treatment for several Southbound Policy nations in 2016, over 2,000 visitors to Taiwan have overstayed their visas and are unaccounted for, announc...

Uruguay suspends visa waiver for visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Uruguay was suspending visa-free entry for visitors from Taiwan, but the official reason was a technical problem, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday. The La...

Taiwan's passport ranks as 28th most powerful in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese hold the world's 28th most powerful passport, an increase of two spots from its previous ranking on Arton Capital's Passport Index report last year. Financi...

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 of next y...

Thailand will drop visa-on-arrival fees for Taiwanese visitors for 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese visitors and travelers from 20 other countries will not have to pay for visas on arrival in Thailand between December 1 and January 31 if they stay no longer than 15 d...

Russia to consider relaxing visas for Taiwanese businesspeople: Taiwan FM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said that Russia is mulling over the option to relax its visa requirements for Taiwanese businesspeople on Oct. ...

Critics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to Yemenis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives are criticizing their government for rejecting a plea for refugee status by nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on the so...