Words will never hurt China

Just when the South China Sea dispute needed simplifying, here comes the Russian military. Source: Wikimedia While China's representatives at the Asean summits in Laos...

Trump sets up Duterte meeting

Donald Trump will travel to Asia from November 3 to 14, where he will meet his Philippine soulmate, Rodrigo Duterte, amid rising tensions with North...

Philippines deploys Japanese plane

The Philippine military says it has deployed a Japanese patrol plane to a disputed Chinese-controlled shoal in the South China Sea or West Philippine...

Soldiers to focus on terror: Duterte

Philippine troops need to work more closely with the police, their president says. Source: Wikimedia Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said all soldiers must train...

Keep on killing: legal boss

Philippine slum dwellers are particularly vulnerable to the unchecked wave of official killings. Source: Pixabay The Philippine government's top legal adviser has called for the...

Reef naming angers Manila 

The Philippines has complained about China's move to name undersea features on Manila's continental shelf amid fears Beijing may be claiming more maritime territory. President...

Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy. Drug and human trafficking remains a huge issue in Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister and the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed...

Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: Flickr An influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

Philippine militants claim Isis alliance

Tulay Mosque in Sulu province. Source: Flickr Four Islamist extremist groups in the southern Philippines have reportedly merged to form a detachment of Islamic State...

New Philippine mayor to pay bounties

The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Pari-an, Cebu. Source: Wikimedia The mayor-elect of the Philippine city of Cebu says he will pay bounties to those...

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Maoists face terror label

The Philippine judiciary has moved to formally label the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as terrorist...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

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