Philippine Social Representatives Seek Peacebuilding through Cultural Exchange with International NGO

February 2019 — On February 15th, a grand peace festival entitled “We are one for Peace to attain Sustainable Development” at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Bulacan, will be held to launch nationwide peace movement throughout the country’s State Universities and Colleges. This event is expected to have 30,000 participants including social representatives in the Philippines […]

Nepal, Japan agree to resume commercial flights

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left and Nepalese Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali sit during a bilateral meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Japan and Nepal agreed Wednesday to allow state-run Nepal Airlines to resume flights between the two Asian nations. The agreement was signed […]

Egypt kills 40 ‘terrorists’ in crackdown after Giza attack

GIZA, Egypt, Dec 29, 2018 – Egyptian police killed 40 alleged “terrorists” in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. The suspects were killed in separate raids in Giza governorate, home to Egypt’s famed pyramids and the scene of […]

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate on Syria after US pullout

MOSCOW, Dec 29, 2018 – Russia and Turkey on Saturday agreed to coordinate ground operations in Syria after last week’s shock announcement of a US military withdrawal, Moscow’s top diplomat said. “Of course we paid special attention to new circumstances which appeared in connection with the announced US military pullout,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov […]

Over 1,000 Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Over 1,000 Syrian refugees returned Monday to their homeland from various areas in Lebanon including Tripoli, Aarsal, Tyre and Nabatieh, local media reported. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in coordination with the Lebanese General Security supervised the voluntary return of refugees to Syria, according to the National News Agency. Refugees returned home […]

Former Pakistan PM Sharif sentenced to seven years jail for graft

Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption Monday, state media reported, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year. Sharif, a three-time prime minister, has denied all the charges against him and claims he is being targeted by the country’s […]

Bangladesh to seal off Rohingya camps during the election

Bangladesh will seal off refugee camps housing about one million Rohingya Muslims for three days around the country’s tense general election this week, officials said Monday. Rohingya living in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar will not be allowed out of their settlements from Saturday. The election is Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, […]

US and China spar at WTO policy forum

GENEVA, Dec 19, 2018,/ The US and China renewed hostilities at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, with Washington accusing Beijing of expecting impunity despite countless violations. The world’s top two economies exchanged harsh words at the US Trade Policy Review, where the WTO’s 164-members are given the chance to scrutinize the practices of the […]