Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

Nov 20, 2016

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday met the man he calls his hero, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and unburdened his gripes about U.S. “hypocrisy,” “bullying” and foreign wars. Duterte, who has publicly expressed his admiration for the Russian leader, said the Cold War had ...

Nov 13, 2016

Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast: military

A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia’s military in the area, a naval commander said on state television. The commander of Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Sergei Artamonov, said ...

Nov 12, 2016

Watchdog slams Syrian regime, Islamic State for chemical arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog on Friday took the unprecedented step of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadis for using toxic weapons, demanding increased inspections. The leading body of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also voiced concern ...