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Philippines' Duterte Signals Resumption of Murderous 'Drug War'.

Expand Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during the opening session of the ASEAN and European Union summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay, metro Manila, Philippines on November 14, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Brace for more bloodshed. That's the key takeaway from a speech Philippine ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

LuLu hosts Asean Food Festival.

LuLu hosts Asean Food Festival...

- MENAFN - JO

Asian Countries Quicken Economic Ties by Playing down Human Rights.

Asian nations are overlooking human rights issues to focus instead on trade and investment, challenging rights-concerned Western countries to catch up in the deal-making process. Countries in the region of 4.5 billon people, home to the world’s fastest-growing economies, normally observe a tacit ban on criticizing one ...

- Voice of America - US

Manila's Parting Gift: ASEAN's Next Steps on Labor Migration.

A small step forward on migrant labor rights in ASEAN.

- The Diplomat - US

ASEAN's changing posture toward China.

ASEAN's softer approach on territorial disputes with China is unlikely to change Beijing's behavior.

- The Japan Times - JP

Asean DataView: Filipinas' health a concern as more go to work.

Less exercise among women poses threat to workforce productivity

- Financial Times - US

India's ties with ASEAN, East Asia deepened: Foreign Secretary.

, Nov 21 : Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday said that the intensity of India's collaborations with ASEAN and East Asia has deepened perceptibly.Speaking at the launch of PHD Ambassador's Club here, Jaishankar said, "The relationship with ASEAN and East Asia is, of course, inextricably associated with the ...

- Sify - IN

ASEAN Statement “Engagement with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies”.

Statement | The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – comprised of 190 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross – reaffirms

- ICRC - INT

51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Aung San Suu Kyi will inaugurate the Asia-Europe Meeting , in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the European Union will participate.

- Zee News - IN

Asean's 'landmark' South China Sea deal may not mean it will all be plain sailing in future.

The Philippines has concluded its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with a series of landmark agreements. Of crucial importance, however, was the finalisation of the framework of a much-ballyhooed Asean-China Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Both sides hailed it as a crucial milestone towards ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hope Arunachal becomes driver of India's relations with Asean countries: President.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he hoped Arunachal Pradesh will become a driver of India's trade and economic relations with the Asean countries.

- Zee News - IN

Asean navies boost ties in fleet review

PATTAYA: Navy forces in Southeast Asian countries have agreed to bolster cooperation in dealing with security, disasters and environmental threats.

- BangkokPost - TH

Trump’s vanishing act: a metaphor for the US in Asia?

For the past two weeks, a handful of Asia-Pacific countries have rolled out the red carpet for Donald Trump, who completed his first visit to Southeast Asia as the US president while also chalking up a few other “firsts”. Trump attended his first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Asean's authoritarian problem

NOVEMBER 19 — The Supreme Court of a South-east Asian country has just dissolved the nation's opposition party. The leader of the party was detained months ago. Newspapers have been shut down, activists and journalists have been detained or...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The Lady is no champ

Aung San Suu Kyi went to Manila to celebrate her second anniversary as elected leader of Myanmar. Nine Asean colleagues and a few foreign bigwigs played along but she's not getting the international respect due a de facto president and Nobel Peace laureate any more.

- BangkokPost - TH

2 officers entertain fellow cops with sweet dance moves during ASEAN break

While resting after several days of providing security for the 31st ASEAN Summit, some police officers took a moment to enjoy a dance from two dancing cops.

- GMA News - PH

Palace hails capture of 3 Abu Sayyaf suspects in Quezon City

Malacañang lauded law enforcers on Saturday for arresting three suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group , thus foiling an attempt to disrupt the recently-concluded 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Summits in Manila. The post Palace hails capture of 3 Abu Sayyaf suspects in Quezon City ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

There’s one clear winner when US, India, Japan and Co. gang up on China. It is ...

The grouping of “like-minded” democracies comprising Japan, the US, Australia and India to buttress the rising power of China has only one beneficiary – Tokyo. Indeed, it could create economic and diplomatic headaches for the other three. Last weekend, officials from the US, India, Australia and Japan met ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Revisiting ASEAN-India Relations

The ASEAN-India relationship has had its share of highs and lows. Where do things stand today?

- The Diplomat - US

Bomb plot at Manila shopping mall was foiled ahead of ASEAN summit: Philippine Police

An Islamist plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said The post Bomb plot at Manila shopping mall was foiled ahead of ASEAN summit: Philippine Police appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Militant leader dismisses tale of missing wallet

Fake news. This was how Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Secretary General Renato Reyes described a story circulating that he had lost his wallet during his group's latest series of protests in Manila during the recently-concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. The post Militant leader dismisses tale of missing ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority wishes beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez all the luck in the world after she supposedly hogged TV and movie deals following her intrusion into the lane designated for Asean delegates last week. The post Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Police: Bomb plot foiled ahead of Asean summit in Philippines

MANILA, Nov 17 — An Islamist plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said today. Three alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf...

- The Malay Mail - MY

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Demonstrators burned an effigy of President Donald Trump during a rally to protest his visit and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations summit in Manila, Philippines. Twenty-one leaders from ASEAN and their dialogue partners, which included Trump, held a…

- Billings Gazette - US

Start of ASEAN, China nego on South China Sea to benefit PHL -- Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed belief Friday that the start of negotiations on the code of conduct in the South China Sea between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China would benefit the Philippines.  

- GMA News - PH

Sri Lanka Navy ship Sayurala arrives at Pattaya harbor in Thailand for ASEAN International Fleet Review -2017

Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sayurala which left for Thailand to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations International Fleet Review 2017, arrived at the Pattaya harbor on Thursday .

- ColomboPage.com - LK

3 alleged Abu Sayyaf men tagged to terrorize Asean Summit fall

Three members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who allegedly planned to disrupt the activities related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit were arrested by the authorities, Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa said Friday. The post 3 alleged Abu Sayyaf men tagged to terrorize Asean Summit fall ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Palace on Asean summit: Success

The Philippines' hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit and related meetings was a tremendous success' that gained President Duterte recognition as an international leader and the country worldwide admiration, Malacañang said on Thursday. The post Palace on Asean summit: Success appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Sidelined from Asean? No big deal, says Leni

Vice President Leni Robredo refused to be drawn further to a debate over whether she was sidelined in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit which Malacañang said the Duterte administration hosted successfully. The post Sidelined from Asean? No big deal, says Leni appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean

The Philippine National Police said on Thursday that more officers had been deployed to patrol malls, transport terminals and other public areas to curb crime in places where large numbers of people converge during the Christmas season. The post Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Asean 'needs a regional fund'

Asean should take the initiative in establishing its own regional development fund to address its lack of infrastructural development, the bloc's former secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan said Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Growth 'vital for Asean success'

Asean has high potential to build up regional prosperity and stability but, to be successful, the regional bloc needs robust internal growth, regional integration, and strong collective leadership, former Singapore premier Goh Chok Tong says.

- BangkokPost - TH

Palace to solons disappointed with ASEAN outcome: Read the outputs

Those who were disappointed with the outcome of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and related summits obviously did not know what happened behind closed doors, Malacañang said on Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN skips condemning Rohingya ‘persecution’ but supports Myanmar’s peace efforts

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday said it supports member-state Myanmar’s peace restoration efforts in the country’s Northern Rakhine State, amid what groups have called the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya people.

- GMA News - PH

Asean reaches regional consensus over rights of migrant workers

ALMOST ten years of policy jostling between and among Southeast Asian nations led to three months of smooth sailing for a regional grouping to adopt a pact on the human rights of migrant workers. The post Asean reaches regional consensus over rights of migrant workers appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

ASEAN shuns mention of China's new islands, arbitration loss

- Townhall.com - US

LTO says Maria Isabel Lopez reasoned out need to use toilet

The Land Transportation Office on Thursday said actress Maria Isabel Lopez had reasoned the need to use a toilet when she removed traffic cones and drove in a lane on EDSA reserved for Association of Southeast Asian Nations delegates.

- GMA News - PH

Palace: ASEAN, China want a legally binding code of conduct for peace, stability in region

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations would want a “somehow legally binding” Code of Conduct on the South China Sea to ensure peace and stability in the region.

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN: Help in solving drug problem welcome, but each country should decide own approach

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday said it welcomes the assistance of its dialogue partners and other external parties in addressing the drug problem in the region.

- GMA News - PH

After ASEAN, PNP deploys personnel to malls, terminals

After securing world leaders and delegates during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, the Philippine National Police will now focus its deployment on places of convergence in preparation for the coming holiday season.  

- GMA News - PH

Asean needs roadmap for the future, forum told

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations needs a roadmap to move the bloc forward, with unity still the core principle, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Maria Isabel Lopez: I'm not a terrorist, don't single me out

Don't single me out. I am not ISIS or a terrorist," Beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez told reporters after she went to the Land Transportation Office on Thursday to explain why her license should not be revoked after she used the Association of Southeast Asian Nations lane for VIPs and delegates. The post Maria Isabel ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Maria Isabel Lopez expected at LTO on Thursday

Former beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez is expected to appear before the Land Transportation Office on Thursday to explain why her license should not be revoked after she used the Association of Southeast Asian Nations lane for VIPs and delegates.  The post Maria Isabel Lopez expected at LTO on Thursday appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippine police threatens criminal liability against former beauty queen and actress Isabel Lopez

Lopez drove through Asean delegate-dedicated lane

- GulfNews - AE

Asean concert chaos: Venue for 6K but 27K showed up

The venue was good for 6,000 but 27,000 showed up, including unruly crowds. The post Asean concert chaos: Venue for 6K but 27K showed up appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Trump protests in Manila expose social turmoil in the Philippines

Massive protests against US President Trump on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit have been a distraction from the real issue of Philippine President Duterte's sinking popularity. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump asked Asean to tighten N.Korean isolation

MANILA: In a move to increase the economic isolation of North Korea, US President Donald Trump asked Asean leaders to do all they could to tighten the trade boycott imposed on North Korea, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

- BangkokPost - TH

China-Japan Relations Move Toward a 'New Start'

Japan's prime minister met with the Chinese president and premier on the sidelines of the APEC and ASEAN meetings.

- The Diplomat - US

De Lima: Arroyo role in Asean Summit 'a clear violation of diplomatic protocols'

Sen. Leila De Lima took exception to the role played by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the recently-concluded 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, calling it as odd' and curious.' The post De Lima: Arroyo role in Asean Summit 'a clear violation of diplomatic protocols' appeared first ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

DILG chief justifies use of sonic device against protesters

The police's use of a sonic weapon to disperse protesters during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit is proper and legal, Interior Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary Catalino Cuy said on Wednesday. The post DILG chief justifies use of sonic device against protesters appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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