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PH Council for Foreign Relations president Alan Ortiz dies of coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) The former government official dies in Paris on Monday, March 23. He was 66.

PUBLIC SERVANT. Photo of Alan Ortiz. Photo from the Philippine Council for Foreign Relations website

US does not want to see Syrian regime 'collapse': CIA

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Washington is worried about who might replace the Syrian president if his government fall given the rise of the Islamic State group and other jihadists

CIA. Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Americans see US power on the wane

Dec 04, 2013 - 10:15 AM

A majority also believes for the first time that America should mind its own business while faulting President Barack Obama for his foreign policy especially over Syria

FACING THE SUNSET. The US Capitol is seen at sunset in Washington, DC, September 25, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Iran's Rouhani promises 'good faith' in nuclear talks

Sep 27, 2013 - 6:43 AM

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is committed to negotiations on its nuclear program in good faith after recent high level talks

IN GOOD FAITH. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives to give a speech at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, in New York, September 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

UN chief appeals to Syria as Assad vows to fight on

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:29 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon urged the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad to accept an opposition offer of peace talks hours after Assad himself vowed to fight on

Democratic reform irreversible in China: Chen Guangcheng

Jun 01, 2012 - 12:49 AM

In his first major public appearance since being allowed to leave China to study at New York University Chen told the Council on Foreign Relations think tank that the Internet age meant the communist state machine had already lost much of its grip

NEW LIFE IN U. S. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng ( L) and his wife Yuan Weijing smile upon their arrival at the New York University Village appartment complex in Manhattan in New York, May 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV