Residents of Northern Mariana Islands, “America’s best kept secret”, recount their woes far from the world’s attention.
Marga Ortigas covers the Asia-Pacific region from her base in Manila, in the Philippines, for Al Jazeera. A broadcast journalist for more than 20 yea... rs, Ortigas has covered stories from across Asia for Al Jazeera - including in South Korea, Laos, China, Japan and the military stand-off between Cambodia and Thailand. She has reported on Southeast Asia's two longest insurgencies extensively, gaining access to both the Muslim separatists and the Communist fighters battling the Philippine government and the victims trapped within the conflict. She speaks three languages.
Gathering was the last chance for the candidates to get their policy ideas for the country across to the voters.
Leftist president faces protests over her failure to address failing economy and decision to bring back ex-president.
Americans are working with local officials in Paraiba to find possible link between virus and microcephaly in babies.
Meeting of leaders ended with stronger-than-expected statement, but how much of an effect will the summit have?
Hernando Guanlao set up a reading corner outside his home 15 years ago to help out-of-school youth learn how to read.
Underground lifelines used by residents of the town of Rafah are being flooded by Egypt, worsening existing isolation.
Rise in digital technology has led to nation’s leading actors lining up to star in low-budget films from new directors.
A look into the double life of a drug trade “fixer” in the Philippines.
Analysts divided over how the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China will progress.