Rodrigo Duterte in Israel for first visit by a Philippines president

Rodrigo Duterte in Israel for first visit by a Philippines president

International human rights watchdogs have cited far higher death tolls. Duterte, a 73-year-old former government prosecutor, denies condoning extrajudicial killings but has openly and repeatedly threatened drug dealers with death. Rodrigo Duterte:Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of Read More …

Bangladesh protests stir opposition hopes of revival before poll

Bangladesh protests stir opposition hopes of revival before poll

What began as an outpouring of anger over the failings of an unregulated transport industry after a speeding bus killed two students in Dhaka, quickly escalated into the widest anti-government protests in the South Asian nation in years. Bangladesh:Bangladesh’s main Read More …

LHC gives NAB ‘final chance’ to submit response in petition against Sharifs’ conviction

LHC gives NAB 'final chance' to submit response in petition against Sharifs' conviction

NAB:A Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file its response by Wednesday [August 29] in a petition seeking the revocation of the punishment handed to the Sharif family members in the Read More …

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe seen headed for extended term despite policy doubts.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe seen headed for extended term despite policy doubts.

Shinzo Abe is not wildly popular, although his ratings have recovered from lows of about 30 percent earlier this year amid accusations of cronyism scandals. He has denied wrongdoing. Japanese:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his candidacy on Sunday for Read More …

Rahul Gandhi says he supports punishment for those involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Rahul Gandhi says he supports punishment for those involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Gandhi told the audience of UK-based parliamentarians and local leaders that the anti-Sikh riots was a tragedy, but disagreed with the view that the Congress was “involved”. Rahul Gandhi:Congress president Rahul Gandhi has described the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as a Read More …