China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

Mar 15, 2017

China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway. Regional military attaches and experts believe the work shows China’s determination to ...

Mar 12, 2017

Philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks and truce

The Philippine government and communist rebels say they have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes. Presidential adviser Jesus Dureza said Sunday that government and rebel negotiators would resume talks early next month and discuss the ...

/ Mar 8, 2017

Philippine's top diplomat loses job over U.S. passport

Philippine lawmakers rejected the appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as the country’s top diplomat on Wednesday after his flip-flopping statements first denying then admitting he was once a U.S. citizen. When he first appeared before the congressional Commission on Appointments’ Foreign Affairs Committee last ...