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Philippines wants court to declare communist groups terrorists

(AFP)-  Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks. In a petition before a Manila regional court on ...

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Explosion kills three tribal elders in east Afghanistan

(Web Desk) – A blast at a hotel in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad has killed at least three tribal elders and injured two others, although the exact cause of the explosion remains unclear. The blast occurred Tuesday on the second floor of a hotel in Jalalabad, the capital city ...

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Myanmar to resettle stranded Rohingya Muslims

(Web Desk) – The government of Myanmar has agreed to process and resettle some 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who are currently stranded at the country’s border with Bangladesh. Bangladeshi authorities said Tuesday that according to an agreement reached earlier in the day, the government of neighboring Myanmar would identify and ...

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Pyongyang says two Koreas could co-host 2021 Winter Asian Games

 A senior North Korean sports official says North and South Koreas could co-host the 2021 Winter Asian Games, as bilateral ties improved with this year’s Olympic Games hosted by the South. (Web Desk) – South Korea has been hosting the PyeongChang Olympic Games, in which North Korea also participated amid ...

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Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has called for parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days as political turmoil continues in the South Asian island country. (Muslim Times)-The plea was made on Monday as the 85-member parliament was expected to vote on the proposal and a day before ...

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