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September 23, 2020
The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all
The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, ...
September 22, 2020
In UN speech, Duterte defends drug war but tempers tone
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his drug crackdown, dismissed criticism from human rights advocates and ...
September 22, 2020
Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the ...
September 13, 2020
Philippines deports US Marine in transgender killing
A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman was deported Sunday after a presidential pardon cut short his ...
September 01, 2020
Duterte orders customs chief to shoot, kill drug smugglers
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly ordered the country’s top customs official to shoot and kill drug smugglers in ...
August 18, 2020
Asia Today: Philippine capital's virus lockdown to be eased
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying ...
August 18, 2020
The Latest: 2nd wave of cases traced to 2 Australia hotels
MELBOURNE, Australia — An epidemiologist told an inquiry on Tuesday that almost all of a second wave of coronavirus ...
August 03, 2020
Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges
The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups ...
August 02, 2020
Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'
Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared ...
July 27, 2020
Duterte threatens criminals, seeks death penalty for drugs
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned would-be criminals on Monday that “bodies will pile up" if they turn to robberies ...
July 10, 2020
Lawmakers vote to shut down Philippines' largest TV network
Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major ...
July 08, 2020
Philippines virus cases soar past 50,000 as lockdown eases
Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines soared past 50,000 on Wednesday in a troubling milestone for a country ...
June 15, 2020
Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term
An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a ...
June 12, 2020
Asia Today: India's virus cases now 4th highest in world
India’s coronavirus caseload has become the fourth-largest in the world, overtaking Britain, by adding 10,956 new cases in ...
May 26, 2020
Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion
As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the ...
May 20, 2020
Philippine police raid illegal hospital for virus patients
Philippine police raided a clandestine hospital and drugstore that were secretly treating Chinese citizens suspected of being ...
May 07, 2020
Philippine TV network’s shutdown amid pandemic sparks uproar
Alarm over a Philippine government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network heightened Wednesday with ...
May 06, 2020
Leading TV network goes off air under Philippine gov't order
The leading broadcast network in the Philippines went off the air under government order Tuesday, sparking shock over the ...
April 02, 2020
The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
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