Big-spending Philippines posts strong Q4 growth

MANILA: Growth in the Philippine economy picked up late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weak exports...

Malaysia shuts down 1st Sharia-compliant airline

KUALA LUMPUR: Rayani Air, Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said yesterday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching...

South East Asia fires ‘produce more greenhouse gas than US’; Suffocating vast expanses of...

JAKARTA: Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all...

Southern Yemen separatists seize all govt camps

ADEN: Yemeni supporters of the southern separatist movement pose for a picture in Khor Maksar in this southern port city...

Malaysian rapper remanded for ‘insulting Islam’

A Malaysian court yesterday remanded a rap artist in custody for a music video entitled "Oh my God" which allegedly insults Islam because it...

Year of fear, but no quick win in Philippine drug war

Hopes of an end to the war have faded MANILA: Meth addict Reyjin is still able to score on the frontlines of the Philippines' drug...

Millennials lead private media opening in Communist Cuba – Outlets spark debate about role...

HAVANA: A handful of independent, Web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island's half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official...

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in Easter penance

PAMPANGA: Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat yesterday as they participated...

Historic dengue vaccine program launched in Philippines

MANILA: The world’s first public dengue vaccination program was launched in the Philippines yesterday as nurses began injecting the first batch of a million...

Marawi: city destroyed in the longest urban war

MARAWI: At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell...

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

MANILA: The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labor group...

Philippines vows to crush pro-IS groups

Killing of leaders a triumph over evil: Army chief MANILA: The Philippines' military chief vowed no letup yesterday in hunting down and destroying extremist groups...

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