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Malaysia’s Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, walks with his wife Wan Azizah as they arrive for his final hearing of his sodomy conviction in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.  AP

Malaysia’s top court on Tuesday began hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to neutralize the threat he poses to the country’s ruling coalition.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada hits use of Senate hearings to malign opposition


Detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday assailed some of his colleagues for using the Senate blue ribbon committee as a platform to attack their political opponents and to advance their own political interests.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Subic folk: Coal is wrong solution


A group opposing a proposed coal-fired power plant in Subic on Thursday took a swipe at some Cabinet officials who had described the project as a solution to the looming power crisis in the country.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ejercito on his ‘Kontra-Sona’: No minority blessing, no problem

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With or without the minority group’s blessing, neophyte Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito will deliver his own counter state of the nation address (Sona) on Monday, next week.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kuwait police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak to ask for his release on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Kuwait City, as Barrak is held in custody for alleged slander and insults to the supreme judicial council.  AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

Kuwait riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who were demanding the release of a detained opposition leader.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »