Bosphorus incident a ‘childish show’ says Turkey

Senior minister says no threat to Russian ships passing through straits ANKARA - A senior Turkish politician dismissed Monday the photograph of a Russian sailor appearing to...

Japan bids for $35 billion Australia submarine contract

Weapons makers bid to supply new submarines to Australia, after Japan lifts ban that prohibited weapons sales in line with post-WWII pacifistic constitution By Todd...

Turkey-Russia ties: Nuclear plant to go on despite row

Turkish president says despite tension between Ankara and Moscow, there is no indication that Akkuyu nuclear power plant project would stall ANKARA - Turkey’s President...
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Filipina sentenced to death for killing employer in UAE

- Philippine foreign department to appeal for Jennifer Dalquez, whose mother says she stabbed employer who attempted to rape her. By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines...

UPDATE – Thailand still reluctant to take in migrants adrift at sea

- History dictates that Thailand will now play a peripheral role in the housing of Rohingya migrants in Andaman. UPDATES TO EDIT, TIGHTEN By Max Constant BANGKOK...

Both sides at fault in southern Philippines clash

Monitors report government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front broke cease-fire ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The team monitoring a cease-fire between insurgents and the Philippines government said...

Suu Kyi presidency possible if ban suspended: report

MP from Myanmar’s ruling party joins those supporting proposal to suspend constitutional clause barring victorious opposition leader from top post YANGON, Myanmar - A proposal that...

Air, land search for missing plane resumes in Indonesia

Search area expanded after air efforts were suspended overnight due to mountainous terrain and bad weather By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA – Indonesian teams resumed Sunday the air...

China’s Xi calls for win-win cooperation at Asia forum

President promotes Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives. BEIJING (AA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that his country will promote a new...

4 dead, 5 injured in Southern Philippines storms

Officials issue flood and landslide warnings as storms continue to batter Muslim south By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Philippine disaster officials said Friday that...
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1 of 2 kidnapped teachers freed in Philippines south

Victim and 21-year-old brother abducted March 5 this year; Abu Sayyaf reportedly demanded $224,000 for their safe release. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants...

Myanmar arranges repatriation of Bangladeshis: report

- State media says UN agencies, aid groups find only eight of 208 boat people are ‘Bengalis from Rakhine State’ By Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar -...

China launches remote sensing satellite

Satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates, disaster relief BEIJING - China has launched a remote sensing satellite named Yaogan-29 from...

KRG dismisses Russian claims of Daesh oil sales to Turkey

Iraq's regional Kurdish government rejects Russian allegations that Turkey is buying oil from Daesh militant group ERBIL, Iraq - The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on...

Philippine army seizes 3 militants after fatal clash

Suspected members of Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf captured amid operation in troubled southern Basilan By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, the Philippines – Three suspected members of...