Monday, January 21, 2019

One dead, dozens wounded in latest Thai car bombing

PATTANI: A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already...

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

TOKYO: The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo yesterday as Japan’s capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after...

Duterte seen setting up economic boom – Philippines president getting high marks from businesses

MANILA: Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer...

Philippines drug war deaths climb to 1,800

MANILA: The Philippines has recorded about 1,800 drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took office seven weeks ago and launched a war on narcotics,...

Belgian man jailed for killing son in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A Belgian expatriate was sentenced to five years' jail in Singapore yesterday for killing his five-year-old son last year while suffering from severe...

Philippines hopes for a peace deal with rebels – Manila, communist guerrillas kick off...

OSLO: The Philippine government said yesterday it hoped to reach a peace deal with communist guerrillas within a year, as the two sides kicked...

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...

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte threatened yesterday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organization for...

Philippines, rebels declare a ceasefire ahead of talks – Hoping to end one of...

MANILA: The Philippine government and communist guerrillas have agreed to ceasefires from yesterday, both sides said, ahead of crucial peace talks next week to...

FDA tests confirm hepatitis A in scallops from Philippines

HONOLULU: US Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of...

Philippines receives first Japanese coast guard vessel

MANILA: The Philippines received the first of ten coast guard vessels from Japan yesterday, the coastguard said, as the two countries boost security ties...

Baby girl born midair on flight to Philippines

NEW DELHI: A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl midflight while travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines,...

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