Canadian hostage likely killed in Philippines
The Canadian government has "every reason to believe" that one of its citizens kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly nine months ago has been killed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Philippines' Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists
Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers.
Philippines' Duterte launches vulgar attacks on Church
"Don't fuck with me," Duterte told senior church figures who had criticized him.
The new Philippines president vows to 'butcher' criminals. Here's his plan.
Duterte’s ascent to the presidency was driven by a constant refrain: Elect me and I will hunt down and kill criminals en masse. Courts be damned. Screw human rights.
Now's your chance to own some of Imelda Marcos' ill-gotten bling
The Philippines plans to auction off the former first lady's jewelry to help compensate victims of her husband's kleptocratic regime.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
Meet the tiniest, fluffiest ambassador for the critically endangered Philippine eagle
A new chick offers hope for the survival of one of the world's most endangered eagles.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
Good news! 2016 will get off to a less terrible start than it might have
Police in Belgium have arrested two people they accuse of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on New Year's Eve.
Pirates in the Philippines 'join' the Islamic State to sound scarier than they are
IS has become a powerful brand name, and all sorts of groups want to use it.
The internet has found a reason to care about the APEC summit
Things are getting sexy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Manila.
Philippines offers aid to desperate Rohingya migrants
Even as other Southeast Asian nations turn the 'boat people' away.
Filipino fans devastated after Pacquiao loses to Mayweather in hyped boxing match
Mayweather's signature defense trumped Pacquiao's signature attack.
Philippines embraces free birth control despite opposition from Catholic Church (VIDEO)
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. But that may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'
The Philippines built a tricked-out popemobile ‘jeepney’ for Pope Francis’ visit
This quintessentially Filipino mashup, harking back to the US occupation, usually transports the poor and their livestock.
Pope arrives in the Philippines amid massive security operation
The other pontiffs to visit the Philippines were both targets of assassination attempts, prompting the deployment of nearly 50,000 soldiers.
Here’s one reason Southeast Asia’s skies are getting so chaotic
Thanks to Asia’s rising middle class, the stratosphere is getting really crowded.
Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill
Ruling says 'cross-dressers' have a disorder and can’t help violating Sharia law.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
Typhoon Hagupit takes aim at Philippine capital after killing 23
Thousands of people, mostly the city's poorest residents who live along the coast and riverbanks, crammed into schools and other government evacuation centers across Metro Manila.
Homes flattened as typhoon roars through Philippines
Around 80 percent of homes were destroyed in the coastal villages of Dolores, on Samar island, where Typhoon Hagupit first made landfall.
Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines
Terrifying winds and intense rain pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday.
Millions evacuate as another typhoon bears down on Philippines
The country has only just barely recovered from the last one.
Red Light Jihad: Thailand’s new breed of Facebook jihadis
An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching sea turtles
China protested against the arrests and does not recognize the trial, saying the nine were detained in China's territorial waters.
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged these streets one year ago. Here's how they look now
One of the most powerful storms in history killed more than 6,300 people in central Philippines last year. These photos show signs of life in once-decimated towns.
War in the Philippines has raged for decades due to neglect and bad management
That's what Patricio P. Diaz says. He has spent life covering it. He’s 88.
To ride Philippine outsourcing wave, a contest of brains and beauty for young jobseekers
Business is good for call centers hiring young talent, but most millennials are finding they're not qualified for the available jobs.
The Philippines is deadly for journalists
Last year it ranked worse than Syria for unpunished violence against the media.