Taiwan Sunday sent two patrol ships to waters surrounding a Japanese atoll amid a dispute over the seizure of one of the island's fishing boats there.
The detention of the "Tung Sheng Chi 16" near Okinotori-shima last week angered Taiwanese officials, who say Tokyo has no authority over the area.Full Story
Flags flew at half-mast across Taiwan Monday as the island mourned more than 100 people who died when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex, as families demanded justice.
Many residents of the 16-storey Wei-kuan complex in the southern city of Tainan were buried in rubble after the 6.4-magnitude quake on February 6.Full Story
Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, emergency services said on Saturday.
Only three residents of the Wei-kuan complex in the southern city of Tainan remained unaccounted for as emergency services drew close to completing their search, after rescuing hundreds of people from the ruins.Full Story
Rescuers raced Sunday to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 24 confirmed dead, as an investigation began into the collapse.
The death toll rose as emergency workers dug for survivors of the 6.4-magnitude quake that toppled the 16-storey complex of almost 100 homes in the city of Tainan on Saturday.Full Story
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the northeast of Taiwan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The quake hit at 22:19 local time (1419 GMT), USGS said, at a depth of 190 kilometers (120 miles).Full Story
Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan's main opposition party will become the island's first female president in a landslide victory over the ruling Kuomintang Saturday, as voters turned their backs on closer China ties.
KMT candidate Eric Chu conceded defeat in a disastrous rout for the party, addressing tearful crowds at the party's headquarters in Taipei.Full Story
When voters go to the polls in Taiwan Saturday it will be the latest step in the island's fraught evolution into an outspoken democracy and a thorn in China's side.
China and Taiwan have been locked in hostility for decades after the island split from the mainland in 1949, following a civil war.Full Story
China has summoned the U.S. envoy to protest Washington's sale of warships to Taiwan, as part of a massive $1.8 billion arms package, Beijing said Thursday.
Taipei will get an array of missiles, amphibious assault vehicles and two frigates in the latest deal, which comes as the United States looks to shore up its Asian friends and allies in the face of growing Chinese assertiveness.Full Story
Taiwan's president Thursday defended a historic summit with China as the first step to normalizing relations between the leaders, as opponents wary over a rapprochement after decades of hostility accused him of selling out the island.
Ma Ying-jeou will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore on Saturday, in a dramatic recognition of a seven-year period of warming relations which has raised fears self-ruled Taiwan's security may be at stake.Full Story
Super typhoon Dujuan has killed three people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said Tuesday after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China.
It hit the Chinese coastal city of Putian by Tuesday afternoon, state news agency Xinhua said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.Full Story