EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row
The EU urged China and the Philippines to settle peacefully their dispute over the South China Sea but stopped short of pushing Beijing to abide by an international tribunal's ruling against Beijing's claims.
Philippines hails deadly drugs war a 'success'
The Philippine government on Thursday hailed its war on drugs a "success", as police confirmed killing nearly 200 people in a two-month blitz that has outraged rights groups.
China rejects Hague tribunal judgement
Beijing "does not accept and does not recognise" the ruling by a UN-backed tribunal on its dispute with the Philippines over the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.
China has 'no historic rights' in South China Sea says tribunal
China has no legal basis to claim "historic rights" to islands in the South China Sea and has violated Manila's sovereign rights, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday, in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia.
Habitat III impasse resolved with Mexico, Philippines to lead talks
A political impasse that had stalled progress on negotiations toward the new urban agenda, the outcome strategy of this year’s Habitat III conference on urbanisation ...
Spectacular ash explosion at Philippine volcano
A volatile volcano in the eastern Philippines sent a spectacular column of ash and steam high into the sky on Friday.
Philippines' Duterte meets senior communist leader
Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has met with a senior communist guerrilla leader, the two sides said Thursday, raising hopes of ending one of Asia's longest armed insurgencies.
Philippines' Duterte says communist leader welcome home
The leader of the Philippines' communist insurgency will be welcome to return home after nearly three decades in exile and participate in peace talks, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said.