President Barack Obama is plunging into the turbulent Middle East on a mission aimed primarily at assuring America’s top ally in the region and its friends back home that it will not be forsaken amid bitter domestic political squabbles and budget crises in Washington.
By Ramon Tulfo
No matter how strong Malacañang protests the abuses committed against Filipinos in Sabah in the aftermath of the gunbattle between Malaysian security forces and men of the Sulu sultan, it will just fall on deaf ears.
By Foster Klug
For the past decade, the world’s most powerful nations have turned to sanctions in an attempt to punish North Korea for a series of rocket launches and nuclear tests. Their stated goal: to stop North Korea’s march toward acquiring an arsenal of nuclear-armed long-range missiles.
By DJ Yap
As the show of unity within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to crumble, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Asian leaders to rein in tensions, saying there was no reason to risk an escalation of their territorial disputes.
By DJ Yap
It’s only a two-day affair but the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit involves a mind-boggling amount of preparation and talk, requiring on average four meetings for each day of the year.
China has unveiled a new attack helicopter as it seeks to rival similar aircraft made by the United States and Russia, state media said on Wednesday.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The perceived lack of outrage from Malacañang over the reported dumping of toxic wastes in Philippine waters by a US Navy contractor has troubled militants, who backed Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s call for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement.
Japan says it will host international working-level talks in late November on sanctions imposed against Syria.
By Michael Lim Ubac
A “sick” President Aquino had to cut short his attendance at the official dinner hosted by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
By Ricky Poca
I am happy that the government of President Benigno Aquino III and the Moro Islamic Liberation front (MILF) has finally reached an agreement for peace in Mindanao.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops on Wednesday that America’s new military focus on the Asia-Pacific region, including plans to put a second radar system in Japan, is not an attempt to contain or threaten China.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
, Norman Bordadora
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday disclosed notes written by Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady that he said showed Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was working for Beijing in the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China.
By Michael Lim Ubac
Malacañang moved swiftly to contain the fire stoked by revelations of infighting between Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and pro-administration Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over the issue of the West Philippine Sea being disputed by China.