Friday, November 20, 2015
The government has instructed its embassies, consulates, and missions abroad to ramp up anti-terrorism measures in the wake of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, including strengthening screening procedures for visa applications by foreign nationals to better detect terrorist suspects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed two hostages, one Chinese and a Norwegian, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead.
The Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris died along with his cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, officials said Thursday.
Medicine's final line of defense against deadly disease has been breached, raising the specter of a global epidemic, scientists say, after finding bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Taipei-based hot dog and ham production company has been accused of using non-food grade chemical ingredients in its products, the Taipei City Health Department announced yesterday, and the products are thought to have affected at least five stores, including breakfast shops., 1 Comment
Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests but no clear information on the fugitive's fate.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded mainland China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders' summit.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Taipei - Eric Chu, chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and its presidential candidate, has named former Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan as his running mate in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election., 3 Comments
YOLA, Nigeria -- A night-time suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said.