Philippine communist rebels waging one of Asia’s longest insurgencies said yesterday a peace pact was likely not achievable before 2019, in a blow to the government’s hopes of securing a deal this year.
China’s militarisation of the South China Sea is “very troubling” and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines’ defence secretary said yesterday.
A virulent social media campaign to paint five disappeared Pakistani activists as blasphemers deserving execution has spotlighted how right-wing efforts to muzzle liberal voices using the country’s draconian laws have found a powerful new platform online.
US organisations that have worked closely with the outgoing Obama administration to improve relations with Cuba yesterday released a four-page letter to president-elect Donald Trump urging him not to act rashly toward the Communist-run nation.
Brazilian police used rubber bullets and tear gas yesterday to break up a renewed clash between drug gangs in a prison where 26 inmates were butchered by rivals in recent days.
Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday in a coded message to China to exercise strategic restraint.
Former US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who became the last astronaut to walk on the moon in an experience that he said made him one with the universe, died on Monday at 82, the US space agency said.
A Mumbai court yesterday started the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case by framing charges against her mother Indrani Mukerjea and her two step-fathers – former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna.