Philippines vows less violent drug war amid ICC probe

/ Feb 14, 2018

Philippines vows less violent drug war amid ICC probe

Philippine police said Wednesday they have adopted special measures, including body cameras, to reduce violence in anti-narcotics operations as the International Criminal Court investigates allegations of thousands of extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. Five days after the ICC launched a preliminary examination ...

Feb 14, 2018

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

The Philippine government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in a vast offshore region where the Philippines has undisputed sovereign rights, the presidential spokesman said Wednesday in a new tiff despite the Asian neighbors' mended ties. The Philippines has already raised its concern ...

Feb 13, 2018

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot female rebels in the genitals

Human rights groups say the Philippine president's remarks about troops shooting female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless" can encourage sexual violence and war crimes. The left-wing group Karapatan said Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist ...

Feb 13, 2018

British warship to sail through disputed South China Sea

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, a senior official said Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing. China claims nearly all of the resource-rich waterway and has been turning ...