Vice President Chen Chien-jen is slated visit the Holy See on Sept. 2 to attend the canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Wednesday.
Taiwan has continued to push for an apology and compensation for Taiwanese "comfort women." The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) renewed calls on Wednesday, after Japan's Cabinet approved a 1-billion-yen fund earlier in the day to assist Korean women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military.
Taiwan's representative office in Australia has pledged assistance to the family of Taiwanese singer Denny Tsao (曹西平), whose nephew was reportedly hospitalized in the country following a car crash, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
Authorities in the Philippines announced Tuesday that a 25-member gang busted a day earlier for alleged drug trafficking and telecom fraud consisted of 17 Taiwanese and eight Chinese.
Thailand police officers sought Taiwan's help in solving an ATM robbery case in which 12 million Thai Bhat (approximately NT$11.5 million) went missing, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand said Tuesday evening.
Indonesia wants to revise a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to bring wages for its nationals working on fishing boats and as domestic helpers in line with Taiwan's minimum wage, a high-rank Indonesian official said.
Preparations for Universiade Taipei 2017, scheduled for Aug. 19 to 30, are already underway.
Three months after Formosa Plastic Group's (FPG, 台塑) plant in Ha Tinh, Vietnam was found to cause large-scale pollution, the Vietnam government said water quality along the country's central coastline now meets safety standards.
Taiwanese eSports team Flash Wolves secured a spot in the League of Legends (LoL) World Championships contest after beating J Team, another Taiwanese team, in Hong Kong.
The number of foreign nationals subject to deportation from Taiwan in the first six months of 2016 increased by nearly 20 percent from a year ago, according to statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Saturday.