Philippines’ Duterte enlists Mums’ army for new front in war on drugs

'Community Drugs Watch' CLARK, Philippines: With a son addicted to methamphetamine and dealers and users winding up dead in a spree of killings in the...

China releases prominent human rights lawyer on bail – Condemning campaign against legal activism

TIANJIN: China released a prominent human rights lawyer on bail amid protests yesterday outside a northern city court, where supporters of other jailed lawyers...

Philippine president popularity dips

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suffered his first major drop in popularity, an independent pollster found, after the deaths of two Manila teenagers...

Filipina gives birth in APEC traffic chaos

MANILA: A Filipina gave birth on a Manila sidewalk after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police...

Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

ULAN BATOR: Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit yesterday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that dismissed its claims to much...

Confusion and blame game fueling vaccine scandal in Philippines

IMUS: Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine...

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

BEIJING: China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in its far...

In ‘China’s Jerusalem’, faith trumps Sunday School ban

As religion grows, Beijing warns against ‘Western’ ideas WENZHOU: When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents...

Ronaldo pics, ‘ghostly’ officials draw voters in Indonesia polls

JAKARTA: Tens of millions voted yesterday in local elections seen as a gauge of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's re-election prospects, with free food, football...

IS-linked militants under siege in Philippine town

MANILA: Up to 100 Islamist militants from a group behind a deadly bombing in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city were yesterday under siege...

Duterte vows to ignore top court on martial law

Philippines president meets soldiers JOLO, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore the Supreme Court and congress as he enforces martial law...

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, aims to end battle

Police check for any Manila attack plan MARAWI CITY: Philippine aircraft bombed rebel positions and ground troops launched a renewed push against Islamist militants holed...

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