Asia Pacific

Employer of Filipina killed in Kuwait guilty of murder in Syria

Mona Hassoun and husband Nader Essam Assaf were accused of killing Joana Demafelis and stuffing her body in a freezer.

Employer of Filipina killed in Kuwait guilty of murder in Syria

Philippines

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

Mass culling carried out at farms in 2 provinces in northern Philippines worst hit by highly-contagious disease.

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Churches being rebuilt 6 years after earthquake

Nearly six years ago, at least 10 Catholic churches dating back to Spanish colonial times were destroyed.

Asia Pacific

Philippine court case: Opposition denies plot against government

The government has accused more than 30 people of committing acts of sedition - inciting people to rebel against it - and other criminal offenses.

Philippines

Baby in bag: US woman charged with trafficking at Manila airport

Woman charged with human trafficking, kidnapping after getting caught in Philippines while trying to catch flight to US.

Baby in bag: US woman charged with trafficking at Manila airport

Asia Pacific

Duterte rejects China's call to ban Philippine online gambling

Philippine leader says online gambling a boon to economy but reports show hundreds of millions in uncollected taxes.

Duterte rejects China's call to ban Philippine online gambling

South China Sea

Beijing to Duterte: South China Sea position not up for talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Filipino leader Beijing will not recognise The Hague ruling on disputed territories.

Beijing to Duterte: South China Sea position not up for talks

AJ Impact

China's Xi suggests greater energy cooperation with Philippines

The Chinese president urged both countries to 'set aside disputes' as tensions rise over South China Sea sovereignty.

China's Xi suggests greater energy cooperation with Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte arrives in Beijing as South China Sea tensions grow

Philippine president expected to raise Hague ruling on South China Sea in his meeting with President Xi on Thursday.

Asia Pacific

Deaths reported as Philippine ferry catches fire at sea

At least three confirmed dead, 183 rescued after vessel caught fire at sea as it was approaching Mindanao island.

Deaths reported as Philippine ferry catches fire at sea

AJ Impact

Duterte seen as 'selling out' to China, says deputy

Leni Robredo is both the Philippine vice president and leader of the opposition.

Duterte seen as 'selling out' to China, says deputy

Philippines

Eid al-Adha attack kills Filipino soldiers, child in Sulu

Suspected Abu Sayyaf fighters opened fire at two soldiers on a motorcycle, with a stray bullet also killing a child.

Eid al-Adha attack kills Filipino soldiers, child in Sulu

Israel

Israel expels Filipino worker with Israeli-born son: NGO

About 600 mostly Filipino families could now face expulsion after losing their residency status.

Israel expels Filipino worker with Israeli-born son: NGO

Asia Pacific

Philippines declares national epidemic after 622 dengue deaths

Health department says there were roughly 146,000 cases of mosquito-borne virus from January to July.

Philippines declares national epidemic after 622 dengue deaths

South China Sea

Duterte to discuss South China Sea ruling with Xi

Philippine leader to visit China to discuss 2016 arbitration case over the disputed South China Sea, spokesperson says.

Philippines' Duterte to raise South China Sea ruling with Xi