As Duterte embraces China, Japan's Abe set to roll out warm welcome Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 3:09 PM | Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo, Reuters
Islamist militants kill 61 in Pakistan police academy attack Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 6:18 AM | Maaz Khan, Agence France-Presse
Vietnam police hunt hundreds of addicts after rehab escape Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 5:39 PM | Agence France-Presse
FOCUS | Duterte's China trip can help boost the new Maritime Silk Road in the region Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 12:56 AM | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com
FEATURE | Bullets trump rehab as Asia quickens 'failing' war on drugs 13-September-16, 02:15 AM | Andrew R.C. Marshall and Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters READ MORE
Philippines, US to determine fate of joint military exercises next month 7:35 pm | Manuel Mogato, Reuters Philippine and US military officials will meet late next month and decide the fate of decades-old joint exercises, defense sources said on Wednesday, amid doubts over the future of the security alliance and a stream of mixed messages from Manila.
China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea 6:36 pm | Ben Blanchard, Reuters China will carry out military drills in the South China Sea all day on Thursday,…
Beyond being #1 ODA source, Japan to work closely with PH on maritime issues, including the SCS 6:22 pm | InterAksyon.com Japan won't be just the Philippines' top source of official development assistance; it will play…
Duterte wants US troops out of PH in two years 4:31 pm | Agence France-Presse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in…
Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says 4:20 pm | Agence France-Presse Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a 'lost cause,' America's top intelligence official…
BREAKING NEWS as of Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 1:20 AM WATCH | Multiple charges filed against 10 cops for rally dispersal near US embassy National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan for fake ID card Philippines, US to determine fate of joint military exercises next month New taxes not included in Duterte legislative agenda China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea Beyond being #1 ODA source, Japan to work closely with PH on maritime issues, including the SCS AEV registers 44% growth in net income for January to September 2016 Senators ready to give full support to Rody's drug war Duterte wants US troops out of PH in two years Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says Comelec: Duterte not singled out by campaign finance office over Marcos 'donation' Erap, GMA: ex-foes now allies in support of National Child Devt Center at PLM Pichay files Ethics case vs Barbers over Cha-Cha debate altercation Asia stocks slide on Wall Street losses, oil drops on inventory rise Southeast Asian terror mastermind ‘Hambali’ to stay at Guantanamo - US
AEV registers 44% growth in net income for January to September 2016 With its power business accounting for nearly two thirds of income, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) reported a 44% year-on-year (YoY) increase in its consolidated…
Asia stocks slide on Wall Street losses, oil drops on inventory rise Asian shares on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of Wall Street, which pulled back overnight on disappointing earnings, while the dollar inched down from a…
NOW NA | Faeldon urged to file economic sabotage raps vs rice smugglers An agriculture industry group urged Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon to immediately file economic sabotage charges against a firm and all those who helped it, including…
PH firms urged to look at Iraq as ICTSI inaugurates $130-M Basra port project DOF wants zero tax for workers earning P250,000 and less annually Rising oil prices in world market won't affect PHL inflation rate target for '17,'18 FOCUS | In insurance, Big Data could lower rates for optimistic tweeters Meralco Q3 net income rises to P4.9B DAR turns over P9.9-M irrigation facility in Davao Norte Philippines, Japan to sign 12 B2B deals worth P2B during Duterte’s visit
Southeast Asian terror mastermind ‘Hambali’ to stay at Guantanamo - US 1:30 pm | Agence France-Presse A Southeast Asian terror mastermind who has been accused over a series of high-profile attacks will stay in detention at Guantanamo Bay after US officials rejected his bid for release.
Amid rising threat, Pinoy is ‘amir’ of pro-IS groups in Southeast Asia - study 12:37 pm | Agence France-Presse Southeast Asia faces a growing risk of extremist violence as Islamic State group supporters increasingly work together, but law enforcement agencies are unprepared for the new threat, a report warned Tuesday.
Australian police grill Vatican finance chief over abuse claims 12:20 pm | Agence France-Presse Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.
Hong Kong legislature delays swearing-in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure 11:43 am | Venus Wu, Reuters The president of the Hong Kong legislature on Tuesday delayed the swearing-in of two pro-independence lawmakers and temporarily banned them from attending meetings, an unprecedented move that follows weeks of pressure from factions loyal to Beijing.
PANDORA'S BOX | US 9/11 law could spark diplomatic crises 10:53 am | Nicolas Revise, Agence France-Presse Congress passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, overcoming President Barack Obama's veto, to help the relatives of victims of the September 2001 outrage seek compensation. But in doing so they struck a blow against sovereign immunity.
Gambia becomes second African country to announce withdrawal from ICC 9:14 am | Reuters The government of Gambia said on Tuesday it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, accusing the world body of ignoring the 'war crimes' of Western nations and seeking only to prosecute Africans.
US Catholic health group sued for refusing sterilization to woman with brain tumor 9:01 am | Timothy Mclaughlin, Reuters The largest Roman Catholic health organization in the United States was accused in a federal complaint on Tuesday of failing to provide appropriate care by refusing on religious grounds to allow a pregnant woman with a brain tumor to be sterilized.
Autistic kids get lasting benefits from early interaction - study 8:56 am | Marlowe Hood, Agence France-Presse A year-long training program to help parents communicate with their very young autistic children reduced symptoms of the disorder up to six years later, according to a follow-up analysis released Wednesday.
Italy PM threatens to veto EU budget over migrants 8:48 am | Agence France-Presse Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday threatened to veto the EU's budget over a lack of solidarity from European neighbors as it struggles with a huge influx of migrants.
WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weed killer documents 8:18 am | Kate Kelland, Reuters The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws.
Muslims pray at Rome's Colosseum to protest mosque closures 7:46 am | Reuters Hundreds of Muslims have prayed next to Rome's Colosseum to protest against the closure of makeshift mosques, calling on city authorities to protect their religious rights.
California man charged with threatening to kill Muslims 6:35 am | Agence France-Presse A California man has been charged with making terrorist threats against a Muslim center and posting hateful messages on social media, authorities said Tuesday.