Dozens killed as militants attack Egyptian police – sources

Egypt’s security forces suffered one of their heaviest losses after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation on Friday in the western desert, authorities and security sources said on Saturday.

11 foreign workers killed in Malaysian construction site landslide

Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.

Trump to release JFK files, subject to ‘further information’

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week.

FROM RUSSIA WITH GUNS | After Duterte party pact with Russia ruling party, Moscow sends weapons to PH

It looks like Philippine-Russia ties have gotten deeper since President Rodrigo Duterte announced last year that he wanted to open an alliance with Moscow and chart a supposedly independent foreign policy.

Obama, Bush take barely veiled swipes at Trump

Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush separately took thinly veiled swipes at President Donald Trump, the former urging voters to reject a growing “politics of division” and his predecessor blasting “bullying and prejudice” while defending immigrants and trade.

‘Paolo’ seen to hinder Japan election

Typhoon "Lan," known in the Philippines as “Paolo,” is expected to hit southern Japan with heavy rains and destructive winds on Sunday, when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are coming to Manila to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings next month.

Myanmar military responsible for Rohingya ordeal – U.S.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on...

Neo-liberalism ‘kills,’ says U.N.’s Callamard citing violence vs PH anti-mining activists

U.N. special rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte over his war on drugs, said in Dublin she was equally concerned by violence outside the urban hotspots, where rural Filipinos opposing mining developments have met bloody reprisals.

Canada’s Quebec province to ban face coverings in public sector

Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday that rights groups have criticized as marginalizing Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.

Top international lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat

The jailing of three Hong Kong democracy activists this year is a serious threat to the city’s rule of law, a group of senior international lawyers said on Monday, adding the independence of the judiciary risks becoming a “charade”.

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.
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U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’ – Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying “those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops.”