Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
South Korea’s top nuclear envoy left for Washington Tuesday for talks on North Korea’s planned rocket launch, as Seoul urged China to play an active role in getting Pyongyang to cancel the mission.
The U.S. State Department has offered the government’s condolences to a family whose son became an al-Qaida propagandist and was killed in a drone attack in Yemen, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Terrorist activities by notorious Islamic extremists and communist rebels in the Philippines generally declined last year although terrorist attacks continued, the US State Department said in a report.
The United States on Monday removed the Philippines and Singapore from a human trafficking watch list that had drawn concerns from the close allies. The US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report has become increasingly sensitive for Southeast Asian governments, which face a cutoff of US assistance if they are found to be unresponsive [...]