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Indian president to visit Philippines October 17-21

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The state visit comes as the Philippines and India commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

STATE VISIT. In this file photo, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind delivers a speech at the Muensterplatz in Bern during his state visit to Switzerland, on September 13, 2019 at the Muensterplatz in Bern, Switzerland. Photo by Peter Schneider/Pool/AFP

Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China's 'empty promises' on aid

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Nations such as Australia and the US fear Beijing's interest is fuelled by a long-term goal to establish a military base in the islands, offering control of vast swathes of ocean

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 786594109  Capital Building at Ngerulmud in Palau  E By Erika Bisbocci

Palestinians ask U.N. court to revoke U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice 'for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied city of Jerusalem'

INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Netherlands, Turkey resume full diplomatic ties

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:50 PM

In a joint statement, the two countries say their foreign ministers met on the sidelines of last week's NATO summit in Brussels and 'agreed to normalize the diplomatic relations' between the Netherlands and Turkey.

Yemen cuts ties with Qatar following Gulf backers

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Yemen accused Doha of dealing with the insurgent militias and supporting extremist groups in Yemen which contradicts the aims agreed upon by states supporting Yemen s legitimate government

What women worldwide owe Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

If the women of the world today enjoy what is known as the bill of human rights for women the whole world owes it to Leticia Ramos Shahani Ambassador Rosario Manalo says

WOMEN'S WARRIOR. A portrait of the late Leticia Ramos Shahani is displayed at the Department of Foreign Affairs on March 24, 2017, to pay tribute to the veteran diplomat who fought for women's rights. Screen grab from Rappler video

North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador – KCNA

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK North Korea notifies that the Malaysian ambassador to the DPRK is labeled as a persona non grata and demands he leave the country in 48 hours

Filipinos celebrate own fiesta in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Now on its 5th year the 2016 Philippine Festival is aimed to reach out to the over 240 000 Filipinos in Japan appreciating Filipino culture in a Japanese society

FILIPINO CULTURE. More than 100,000 visitors were present to witness the best in Philippine culture, craft, music, dance, and food. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

'Deeper' PH-Japan ties as Japanese emperor, empress end visit

Jan 30, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Malacañang describes Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as models of humility who brought the two countries even closer during their 5 day visit

IMPERIAL COUPLE. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko conduct a state visit to the Philippines from January 26-30, 2016. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau

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Jan 26, 2016 - 6:42 PM

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Iran accuses Saudi of air strike on Yemen embassy

Jan 07, 2016 - 10:59 PM

UPDATED This follows the bitter fallout of the two nation s diplomatic ties that escalated with Saudi s execution of a Shiite leader last Saturday January 2

Smoke rises above the military academy following an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led alliance, in Sana'a, Yemen, 11 April 2015. According to reports, the Saudi-led alliance's airstrikes which began 25 March, have continued to target various Houthi military positions in the impoverished Arab state, but have so far done little to halt the Houthi military advances as they continue to make gains. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Russia ready to act as 'intermediary' between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:05 PM

If our partners Saudi Arabia and Iran show they are ready and willing to meet our initiative will remain on the table says an anonymous Russian diplomat quoted by Agence France Presse

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. Ahmed Farwan/AFP

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:19 AM

Obama arrives in Panama on Thursday April 9 for a historic gathering with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas

HEADING TO PANAMA. US President Barack Obama (R) walks across the South Lawn of the White House behind a member of the Uniform Division of the US Secret Service, before departing by Marine One, in Washington DC, USA, 08 April 2015. Obama travels to Jamaica and Panama. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

US calls movie studio hack a national security breach

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:41 AM

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the attack which sees hackers gaining access to a trove of internal Sony documents was carried out by a sophisticated actor

AFTER THE HACK. A file photo dated 25 May 2004 showing cars seen entering and exiting the gates of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Studios in Culver City, California, USA. File Photo by Brendan McDermid/EPA

Japan PM wants more defense ties with US, Australia

Nov 14, 2014 - 9:23 AM

The prospect of a stronger three way alliance may stoke fears in Beijing that Japan the United States and Australia are ganging up to limit China s increasingly assertive expansion in the region

SHINZO ABE. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a speech during the photo call sessions of the 17th ASEAN-Plus Three Summit as part of the ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, 13 November 2014. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Canada to send 1st 'dedicated' envoy to ASEAN

Aug 05, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Canada s mission to ASEAN will significantly bolster our diplomatic footprint in the region and will build on the momentum of the Canada ASEAN relationship

CANADA WITH ASEAN. John Baird (C), foreign minister of Canada, greets his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Nations ahead of the Post Ministerial Conference with Canada in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 11, 2012. Canada wants to increase both trade and ties between ASEAN member nations. Photo by Stephen Morrison/EPA

Stamp for 60-year Germany-Philippines diplomatic relations

Jun 27, 2014 - 4:58 PM

The 60 year diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines deserve a stamp

8 PH coast guards charged for Taiwanese fisherman's death

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Homicide charges have been filed by the DOJ against 8 PH Coast Guard personnel over the death of Taiwanese national Huang Shih Cheng

Kerry rebukes Venezuela for 'unacceptable' use of force

Feb 22, 2014 - 12:48 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro s move to tighten media restrictions is not how democracies behave

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP DIPLOMAT. US Senator John Kerry, D-MA, US President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, faces his colleagues as he testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

More protests as Venezuela leader calls for talks with US

Feb 22, 2014 - 9:13 AM

2nd UPDATE At least 9 people have been killed in the past two weeks in the wave of protests shaking the Maduro administration

US spying? PH: Envoys should follow law

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The Philippines upholds the law amid a report that the United States uses its embassy in Manila as a listening post

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo

Malaysia celebrates 56th National Day

Sep 14, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Malaysia affirms relations with the Philippines on the occasion of its 56th National Day

NATIONAL DAY. An occasion of solidarity between the Philippines and Malaysia. All photos by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Taiwan threatens to hold naval drill near Philippines

May 14, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Taiwan said on May 14 that it would conduct a naval drill in waters near the Philippines if Manila did not officially apologize for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman

NAVAL EXERCISE. Taiwan's military was prepared to conduct an exercise in the waters where Hung Shih-cheng was shot last May 10.