A Filipino lawyer formally asked the International Criminal Court on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades. The I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings.
By Richard Javad Heydarian
Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.
By Martin Kettle
At the end of last week I sat in the spacious and splendidly restored country home of a former prime minister of Prussia, some 50 kilometers from the German-Polish border, and listened to two speeches in English. The first was given by Philip Hammond. The second, a couple of hours later, was given by Boris Johnson. Both professed undying friendship, respect and regard for Germany. Johnson even paraded a hitherto concealed family connection with the city of Stuttgart.
Iran will be playing in Pool D of the 2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship slated on August 9 to 17 in Manila, the Philippines.
By Farhana Khera & Johnathan Smith
President Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries experienced nearly universal defeat in the federal courts. On Monday, he issued a revised version of that order, but it still suffers from a fundamental, and fatal, flaw: It constitutes unlawful religious discrimination.
TEHRAN – The Philippines is willing to buy four million barrels per month of Iranian crude oil, IRNA reported on Friday, quoting Pedro A. Aquino, a board member of Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC).
President Duterte’s support of vigilante killings of anyone suspected of drugs has not only brought demands for due process of law but more attention to the best solution: more concern for the healing of addicts.
TEHRAN - Mohammad Tanhaei, the Iranian ambassador to the Philippines, said on Thursday that expansion of ties between Tehran and Manila will be expedited.