May 17, 2016

Philippines detains 25 Chinese fishermen for suspected poaching

Philippine fishing authorities said Tuesday they had detained 25 Chinese crew of two seized fishing boats on suspicion of poaching, a move that could further strain ties between two countries at odds over maritime sovereignty. A joint team from the Philippine coast guard and ...

May 16, 2016

Philippine Islamist kidnappers set new ransom deadline

Islamist extremists in the Philippines who last month beheaded a Canadian man say they will kill another Western hostage if a multimillion dollar ransom is not paid within four weeks. A video released by Abu Sayyaf — whose leaders have sworn allegiance to the ...

May 13, 2016

Strongman wins in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte's election as president of the Philippines is going to make things very interesting for China, the United States, Japan and all the other nations in the region for years to come.

May 12, 2016

New tech fueling global boom in child sex tourism: study

Technology is transforming the global sex trade and making it easier than ever for travelers to prey on children, a landmark study on pedophiles warned Thursday. The U.N.-backed report shines a light on the rampant spread of child sex tourism, a scourge that touches ...