UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday opened the world’s largest diplomatic gathering with a stark warning of growing chaos and confusion as the rules-based global order comes under threat of breaking down.
President Donald Trump yesterday called for Iran’s isolation while welcoming another former adversary, North Korea, in from the cold in an unabashedly boastful speech to the United Nations General Assembly which provoked laughter from fellow leaders.
Inmates and personnel of the Quezon City jail were tested for drugs yesterday as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs.
A Philippine lawmaker fiercely critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war was arrested yesterday on charges for which he had been granted amnesty, a move condemned by watchdogs as persecution of the government’s opponents.
Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China’s restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation’s new government will pressure its ally for their release.
Doing the country proud, two Pakistani women have been selected by Facebook for its first Community Leadership Programme.
Lahore-based performing arts group Ajoka Theatre will be holding its first theatre festival dedicated to its founder and artistic director, Madeeha Gohar, who died earlier this year.
Sweden’s centre-right opposition and the far-right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence yesterday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered an unexpected blow to her authority yesterday when her conservatives cast out long-standing ally Volker Kauder as head of the parliamentary party, reflecting rising discontent with her 13-year-old leadership.