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: Philippines

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 seeks to end ‘misunderstandings’ with Kuwait on workers

:: The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait over their migrant labor row, days after President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on Filipino workers going to the Gulf state. The dispute, simmering for months, erupted last

Kuwait expels Philippines envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

:: Kuwait has formally asked the Philippines ambassador to leave the country within a week and has also summoned its own envoy back from Manila. An official source at Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the ministry summoned on

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for sovereignty violation over ‘rescue’ of workers

:: The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologized to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation’s embassy “rescued” several overseas workers from employers’ homes, the foreign secretary said. Kuwait had protested over

Duterte expands ban for Filipino workers in Kuwait amid murder, abuse reports

:: The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation. Authorities say 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait,

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

Kuwait responds to President Duterte after Filipino girl’s body found in freezer

:: The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry is seeking final solutions to the possible ban of Filipino workers going to the country after President Duterte condemned them of mistreating his ‘countrymen’, Kuwaiti media outlets reported. A local Kuwaiti newspaper cited diplomatic sources

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

Death toll from Philippine mall blaze rises to 38

:: The death toll from a fire that ravaged a shopping mall in the southern Philippines has risen to 38 after the body of a mall safety officer was discovered, the city mayor said Wednesday. The officer died trying to

At least 37 feared dead in southern Philippines mall blaze

:: Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the

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

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 declares battle with pro-ISIS militants over in Marawi City

:: The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-ISIS militants, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years. Offensive

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 says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

:: The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become ISIS’ point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen ISIS

Philippines’ Duterte says Marawi city ‘liberated’ after ISIS siege

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists” after a five-month battle against militants loyal to ISIS. Duterte made the declaration in a rain-soaked speech to troops in Marawi where they have been fighting

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

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