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US plan on sea dispute not tackled at Asean meet

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian foreign ministers did not discuss a United States proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the disputed South China Sea, a senior diplomat said, an apparent setback to US efforts to rein in China’s assertive actions.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to table action plan vs China at meet


The Philippines said Friday it would table a “triple action plan” at a regional meeting to ease tensions and resolve rows between China and rival claimants to the strategic West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Burma showcases reforms at diplomatic debut

Burma, also known as Myanmar, will parade its once isolated capital to international leaders this weekend, hosting a landmark summit of Southeast Asia’s regional bloc as reforms see the country strut onto the world stage.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tops Asean agenda

Graphic on contested claims in the South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III (inset). AFP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday vowed to press anew for the rule of law in resolving territorial conflicts at the annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders, which opens here Sunday amid a surge of tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino off to Burma on Saturday for Asean summit

President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III leaves for Burma (Myanmar) Saturday to attend the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   Mr. Aquino and the other Asean leaders will converge at the Burmese capital of Naypyitaw for the summit Saturday and Sunday to try to move the bloc closer to a European Union-style […]

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »