Middle East

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Move comes after discovery of Philippine embassy staff 'encouraging workers to flee employers' households', KUNA says.

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Philippines

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship

Descendants of Mindanao's Moro Muslims, Christian settlers and Lumad reminded to keep the promise to remain brothers.

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship

Asia Pacific

Philippines: New museum promoting peace, unity in Mindanao

For decades, the Philippine island of Mindanao has been plagued by violence, as ethnic groups fight for more autonomy from the government.

Sport

'A must-watch': Boxing fans eye Manny Pacquiao comeback

Mixed reactions by boxing enthusiasts as Filipino boxer to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse after a year-long hiatus.

Boxing fans react to Manny Pacquiao comeback

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to ICC prosecutor: I will arrest you

Philippine president says Manila's ICC membership is 'flawed' and court will 'never have jurisdiction' over him.

Duterte to ICC prosecutor: I will arrest you if you come here

Asia Pacific

Duterte urges Congress to 'fast-track' impeachment of top judge

Philippine leader's call comes after Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hinted he might be behind moves to sack her.

Duterte urges Congress to 'fast-track' impeachment of top judge

Asia Pacific

'Cesspool': Philippines to close tourist island of Boracay

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the six-month closure of the popular holiday destination he says tourists turned into a 'cesspool'.

Philippines

Philippines to temporarily shut down tourist island

Boracay's closure ordered by President Duterte after he was outraged by environmental violations.

Philippines to shut down tourist island Boracay for six months

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: If my plane explodes, you can ask the CIA

In an expletive-filled tirade, Philippine president also accuses the US government of lacking 'word of honour'.

Duterte: If my plane explodes, you can ask the CIA

Asia Pacific

Filipino communist rebels urge Duterte to resume talks

Netherlands-based leader's overture comes as Duterte labels rebels 'terrorists' following December's deadly clashes.

Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison 'ready' for talks

Philippines

Couple sentenced to death in Filipina maid's murder

Lebanese man and Syrian wife sentenced in absentia for killing Joanna Demafelis, who had gone missing in September 2016.

Kuwait court sentences couple to death in Filipina maid's murder

Asia Pacific

Philippines drug war victims taking refuge in faith

Some of the most vulnerable in the Philippines have turned to religion in the uncertainty of Duterte's drug war and there are signs that the Catholic church is starting to voice its opposition to the crackdown.

War & Conflict

Australia courts ASEAN amid rights controversies

Leadership accused of making 'moral compromises' in dealing with leaders of Southeast Asia at Sydney summit.

Australia courts ASEAN amid human rights controversies

Asia Pacific

Jabidah at 50: Unresolved massacre stalling peace talks

Many local leaders believe the Philippine government has failed to achieve a peace deal because historical injustices have never been acknowledged.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte wants Philippines out of ICC

Philippine president's decision follows The Hague tribunal probe on his drug war that left as many as 20,000 dead.

Duterte announces Philippines' 'immediate' withdrawal from ICC