Six Taiwan firemen killed in bowing alley fire

 Six young firemen were killed on Tuesday as they battled a blaze engulfing a bowling alley in northern Taiwan, officials said.

Taiwan's embattled ruling party looks to new leader to turn tide

Taiwan`s Beijing-friendly ruling party appointed a new leader on Saturday in the hope of reversing its fortunes after its worst-ever local election setback reflected growing fears over Chinese influence.

Chinese man, five Taiwanese indicted in Taiwan for spying

Taiwanese prosecutors on Friday indicted a Chinese man on suspicion of recruiting a former major-general and other local military officers to spy for Beijing, in the latest of a string of espionage cases to hit Taiwan.

US anger at raising of Taiwan flag in Washington

The United States on Tuesday denounced a flag-raising ceremony at Taiwan`s de facto embassy in Washington, saying it violated a long-standing pact on US-Taiwan ties.

Chiang Kai-shek`s great-grandson gets jail term in Taiwan

A Taipei court on Friday sentenced a great-grandson of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek to six months in prison for making threats against staff at his former school.

Taiwan leader sues radio host over illicit donations claim

Taiwan`s President Ma Ying-jeou will file a lawsuit against a radio host for alleging that he accepted political donations from a company implicated in food safety scandals, his office said Thursday.

Taiwan fines Uber for illegal operation in latest setback

 Taiwan has slapped a string of fines on app-based taxi service Uber for operating illegally, the latest blow to the US company which is embroiled in a number of international disputes.

Taiwan`s ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls

As baker Lin Hsiao-an sits hoping for more customers to save her beloved but shrinking business she rails against Taiwan`s leaders for the slowing economy that has turned many angry voters against the government ahead of presidential elections.

Taiwan premier resigns over party's landslide poll defeat

Taiwan's premier resigned on Saturday after his Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered a landslide defeat at the island's biggest ever local elections, as public fears grow over China's increasing influence.

Taiwan vote tests waters for pro-China govt ahead of presidential polls

Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that will show how much support the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has lost with its pro-China stance less than two years before a presidential election.

Taiwan envoy to APEC summit plays down disputes with China

Taiwan`s special envoy to the upcoming APEC summit in Beijing dismissed concerns on Monday about a recent series of disputes which has overshadowed improved ties with China.

Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei today for Asia's largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognising same-sex marriage.

Iran loses lawsuit in Taiwan over arms scam: Report

Taiwan`s supreme court has reportedly rejected a bid by Iran to make a Taiwanese bank refund $15 million intended for an arms deal that disappeared three decades ago, after it was apparently claimed by three mysterious con artists.

Taiwan`s Health Minister quits over `gutter oil` scandal

Taiwan`s Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta has resigned over a food safety scare that has gripped the island after hundreds of tonnes of products made with "gutter oil" were removed from sale.

'Gutter Oil' scandal: Taiwan executive indicted

The head of a Taiwanese company at the center of a food safety scandal was charged with fraud for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil", causing mass product recalls, prosecutors said on Friday.

Taiwan begins clear-up in aftermath of tropical storm

Taiwanese authorities today started clearing the damage from tropical storm Fung-Wong that pounded the island with torrential downpours and powerful winds over the weekend leaving one dead and four injured.Fung-Wong scraped the north and south of Taiwan but did not make landfall as had previously been forecast, sparing the island from the full force of the storm.

India gets bye in 1st round of 2015 Davis Cup
India gets bye in 1st round of 2015 Davis Cup

India, being a seeded team, were given a bye in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup season as the draw for the Asia/Oceania Group I was announced here on Thursday.

Taiwan executive detained as food safety scandal deepens

The head of a Taiwanese company at the centre of a widening food safety scandal has been detained for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" that caused mass product recalls, authorities said on Saturday.

Taiwan, China to resume talks on goods trade pact

Taiwan and China will this week resume talks on a goods free trade agreement after negotiations were delayed due to vocal opposition by locals suspicious of closer ties with Beijing, officials said on Sunday.

Taiwan probes tainted oil in latest food scare

Taiwanese health authorities said Friday they were investigating more than 200 companies which allegedly used recycled cooking oils obtained from restaurants in their products, in the latest food safety scandal to hit the island.