Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday “genocide” was taking place in Burma and he was willing to accept Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing from it, though Europe should help too.
There has been no new wave of killings prompted by the Philippines’ war on drugs, and reports to the contrary are “alternative facts,” an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte tells the UN Human Rights Council.
Malaysian police said on Monday they had arrested four people, among them three foreigners, with links to an Islamic State cell based out of the southern Philippines.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a new broadside against the United States as he leaves for an official visit to fellow US ally Japan.
The Philippines’ Defence Ministry releases pictures showing Chinese boats near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, just hours before an ASEAN meeting with China’s premier at a summit in Laos.
The Philippines is hoping to import rice from Burma in an attempt to diversify its supply of the grain, according to a Reuters report, supplementing its new deals with Vietnam and Thailand. Burma in the 2014-15 fiscal year exported a total of 1.7 million tons of rice, bringing in US$645 million, up from 1.2 million …