Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Manila

Filipinos’ trust in Duterte falls to lowest level

:: Public trust in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte dropped to the lowest of his presidency, a survey showed on Saturday, although he still maintained a rating of “very good.” Trust is used by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) to

Philippines says more than 2,200 citizens in Kuwait want to go home

:: More than 2,200 Filipinos are ready to take up President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to repatriate workers from Kuwait due to reports of abuse, the Philippine labor minister said on Sunday. Duterte asked Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific on Friday

Philippines to deport Hamas ‘rocket scientist’

:: The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group lob missiles at Israel. Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja

Philippines President tells Muslims he will correct ‘historical injustice’

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to correct “historical injustice” in a speech to Filipino Muslim rebels as his government seeks to reignite a stalled peace process in the nation’s troubled south. He made the remarks at a

Canada’s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines’ Duterte

Justin Trudeau

:: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was “receptive” to his comments. Human rights groups had called on leaders

UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

Antonio Guterres

:: The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional

Philippines’ Duterte vows comfort for Russian drug suspects

Rodrigo Duterte

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged two accused Russian drug traffickers will be detained in a “comfortable house,” rather than his nation’s badly over-crowded jails. Duterte made the commitment at a meeting late Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri

Philippines police chief hints at possible run for presidency

:: The Philippines’ top police chief who oversaw a bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos hinted on Monday at a possible run for the presidency. Ronald dela Rosa, a stocky, celebrity-like general nicknamed “Bato” (Rock), who

Philippines promises compensation for two slain Vietnamese fishermen

:: The Philippines apologized Thursday and promised compensation for two Vietnamese fishermen killed by its naval personnel during an anti-poaching operation at sea. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made the apology in a meeting with Vietnam’s Defense Minister Ngo Xuan

Duterte says he will shoot criminals

:: President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs. Duterte made the comments late Friday following his announcement on Oct. 11 to withdraw

Philippines: Last leaders of ISIS-tied siege killed in Marawi

:: The last two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of Marawi city still held

Philippine Army drone footage shows Daesh plundering Marawi

:: The Philippine military has released aerial footage showing Daesh-backed Maute militants looting houses and other establishments in Marawi, confirming an earlier News Agency story about looting in the strife-torn city. In the undated video footage, which was shown to

Priest rescued as Philippine troops retake Marawi militant stronghold

:: Philippine troops rescued a catholic priest held hostage for almost four months by ISIS-linked militants after an offensive that captured a stronghold of the militants in southern Marawi City, defence officials said on Monday. Marawi’s vicar-general Father Teresito “Chito”

‘Are you a pedophile?’ Philippines’ Duterte fiery question to human rights official

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday, asking if he was a pedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte

Philippines’ Duterte asks head of human rights agency: “Are you a paedophile?”

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested

Duterte vows to jail policemen behind unlawful killings

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed to pursue cases against policemen implicated in unlawful killings. He added that there was no order for the police to kill defenseless people. Earlier in the day, Duterte met with Carlito and

6.2 earthquake hit Philippine island of Luzon, felt in Manila

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or

US says aircraft to help Philippines fight pro-Daesh militants

:: The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a months long siege of a southern city by pro-Daesh group militants, the top US diplomat said Monday as he

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