Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint ...
Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast
President Duterte has ordered government forces to destroy the Abu Sayyaf after the bombing last Sunday of cathedral in Sulu provincial capital of Jolo that killed 22 people, wounded more than 100
Philippine bombings may be protest of muslim autonomy law
Leaders in the outlying island province of Sulu may fear they won’t share power in a region designed to give Muslims state aid and control of local resources
Duterte to visit site of bombings that killed at least 20
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials are scheduled to visit the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants bombed a Catholic cathedral during Sunday Mass, killing at least 20 people.Duterte's office vowed earlier to "pursue to the ends of the earth" the perpetrators of the attack. The president ...
Voters are deciding extent of Muslim autonomy in Philippines
Votes on January 21 and February 6 are expected to determine the scope of the Bangsamoro autonomous region, which was set up to help stop decades of violent rebellion
Philippine leader jokes he used marijuana at SE Asia meeting
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he used marijuana to keep awake at a recent regional meeting, but later disavowed his assertion as a joke.Duterte made the comment Monday at an awards ceremony where he talked about attending last month's meeting ...
Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Laborers stand on scaffolding while working at a construction site for a hospital near New Delhi, after such work was suspended for several days in the capital region to try to ease its severe air pollution.In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, workers repair an illuminated advertising hoarding in Ahmadabad, India. ...
China’s Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line
Opponents criticize Duterte for making too many concessions in return for billions of dollars of Chinese loans and investments that have yet to materialize
China’s Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally
Chinese President Xi Jinping received a red-carpet welcome in the Philippines on Tuesday, as he paid his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea.Xi was met ...
Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact
Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" to govern navigation routes and other activities in the region. Speaking at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore, Chinese Premier ...
Philippine’s Duterte says he may have cancer, awaiting tests
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he might have cancer and added that "I don't know where I'm now physically" as he awaited the result of recent medical tests.Duterte said in a speech in Manila that he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy about three weeks ago but his doctor was ...
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