China won't allow Philippines to fall into a 'debt trap': Envoy

Jul 17 2018

China will not allow the Philippines to fall into a “debt trap”, even as it has committed itself to handing out loans and grants to help finance the Southeast Asian country’s massive infrastructure projects, Beijing’s ambassador said.

Maersk Tankers in talks for coastal oil movement

Jul 15 2018

Global shipping major Maersk Tankers is ramping up its presence in the country and is also in talks for an intra-country coastal movement of oil products courtesy the relaxations in rules, a top official has said.

Indians travelling to Israel increases by 82 per cent from January to June

Jul 12 2018

Israel has witnessed a record of Indian tourist arrivals with 82 per cent growth in six months, from January-June in 2018. As many as 40,300 Indian travellers visited Israel during the period, data released by Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) showed.

Philippine city official killed in ambush, third in less than a week

Jul 07 2018

Gunmen killed a city vice mayor in the Philippines on Saturday, police said, less than a week after two mayors were shot dead in separate incidents, including one President Rodrigo Duterte said may have had links to illegal drugs.

US has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program within a year: Bolton

Jul 02 2018

Bolton said he believed the bulk of North Korea’s weapons programs could be dismantled within a year.

Ant Financial's venture launches blockchain-based remittance services

Jun 25 2018

A venture owned partly by China fintech firm Ant Financial launched a blockchain-powered cash remittance service between Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes Duterte

Jun 19 2018

The ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief justice launched a blistering attack on President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, calling him a “self-styled savior who is willing to kill”.

Harsh crackdown on drugs in Bangladesh triggers alarm

Jun 09 2018

An estimated 120 people have been shot dead in less than three weeks in Bangladesh, triggering fears of a Philippines-style "drug war" marked by extrajudicial killings.

Over 3/4th of Green card waiting list comprise of Indians: USCIS

Jun 07 2018

Under the existing law, no more than seven per cent of the Green cards may be issued to natives of any one independent country in a fiscal year.

Philippines Duterte tells U.N. human rights expert: 'Go to hell'

Jun 03 2018

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a UN human rights expert who said the country’s judicial independence was under threat to ‘go to hell’, warning against interference in domestic affairs.

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