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China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.

Protests erupt in Philippines ahead of Trump's arrival

Protests erupt in Philippines ahead of Trump's arrival

Protests against US President Donald Trump erupted in the Philippine capital on Sunday, hours before he was to arrive for a regional summit expected to be dominated by talks on security issues and various regional disputes.

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war ...

Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

The Philippine army shifted its operations on Basilan island after ending the five-month combat operations in Marawi last month after killing the militants' top leaders, including Isnilon Hapilon,

Philippine ombudsman files criminal case against Aquino

Philippine ombudsman files criminal case against Aquino

The Philippines' anti-graft body filed criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday for mishandling a botched anti-militant raid that resulted in the death of 44 police commandos in 2015.

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

A riot sparked by a bucket of water that was accidentally overturned left one dead in a Philippine jail notorious for its brutal overcrowding, an official said Saturday.

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine troops on Tuesday killed a pro-Islamic State gunman in the southern city of Marawi, a military official said, eight days after the government declared the end of hostilities.

Philippines police chief hints at possible run for presidency

Philippines police chief hints at possible run for presidency

The Philippines' top police chief who oversaw a bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos hinted on Monday at a possible run for the presidency.

Duterte stresses need to talk to North Korea's Kim

Duterte stresses need to talk to North Korea's Kim

Rodrigo Duterte said he hoped that Japan, the United States, South Korea and China would consider sending a representative to sit down with Kim to avoid a nuclear war.

Filipino expats express sympathy for actress in coma

Filipino expats express sympathy for actress in coma

Filipino actress Isabel Granada is in Qatar on a business tour of the Middle East with her husband, entrepreneur Arnel Cowley.

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on his first official visit to South Asia, as the world's two biggest democracies ...