"I am a Filipino. We have our courts here ... you have to bring me somewhere else? I would not like that. I have my country. It's working," Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said over being tried in an international court on drug war killings.
The resolution had faced strong resistance from President Rodrigo Duterte's government, which says that the death toll reported by the rights body has been exaggerated.
Southeast Asian nations are refusing to become a landfill for hazardous foreign trash, often sent by developed countries including Japan, Australia, Canada and the US.
The drug war is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many in the country. However, the nightly slaying of suspects by police and masked gunmen has provoked international condemnation.
More than 100,000 people are still living in evacuation centres following the Daesh siege of the Philippines’ city of Marawi, but as they await reconstruction, the president has announced a new military base to be completed this year.
Indonesia rejected the waste due to violation of import rules.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
There is growing anger in the Philippines after a Chinese vessel seemingly rammed a fishing boat in the South China Sea and left its crew to fend for themselves.
"China can and should have a cooperative relationship with the rest of the region," US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
After a long campaign to urge Canada to take back the rotting waste, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Ottawa last week and ordered the refuse be returned immediately.
Amid suspicions of voting irregularities, Duterte’s candidates get a clean sweep in midterm elections.
Legal community and human rights activists demand justice after murder of fifth judge under Duterte’s watch.
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