Philippines Govt Says Church 'Out of Touch' in Attacking Drugs War

The Philippine government derided Catholic bishops on Sunday as "out of touch" after they used weekend sermons to attack a war on drugs.

05 February 2017 | 08:00 PM


US Moves to Resume Admitting Refugees, Including Syrians

The United States State Department on Saturday (04/02) moved to begin admitting refugees, including Syrians, as soon as Monday.

05 February 2017 | 07:00 PM


Team Advises Philippine Mine Suspensions, Not Closures: Sources

A team that reviewed an audit of Philippine mines recommended suspension of operations and payment of fines for environmental violations.

05 February 2017 | 06:00 PM


Rights Group Calls for Review of Aceh's Sharia Law

A rights group has called on the government to review Aceh's provincial Islamic criminal code, or Qanun Jinayat, as more people are set to face caning.

05 February 2017 | 05:32 PM


Jokowi Opens President's Cup in Yogyakarta

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo opened the 2017 President's Cup at Maguwoharjo Stadium in Yogyakarta on Saturday (04/02).

05 February 2017 | 05:10 PM


Deported Iranian Refugee 'In Shock' as He Faces Charges Over False Papers

An Iranian refugee bound for Australia, who was sent to a controversial asylum camp in Papua New Guinea, has now been charged with using false documents.

05 February 2017 | 05:00 PM


'Don't Turn Mosque Into Political Stage': Muslim Scholar

Mosques in Indonesia should provide a guideline on content of sermons to avoid the prayer house being used as a platform to deliver political speeches.

05 February 2017 | 04:44 PM


Broos on the Brink of Restoring Fallen Giants Cameroon

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos looks to return the fallen giants to the pinnacle of the African game in Sunday's (05/02) Nations Cup final against Egypt.

05 February 2017 | 04:13 PM


Character is Key to Success: John Riady

Higher education won't guarantee you will become a successful person, but genuine character will, John Riady, BeritaSatu Media Holdings director, said.

05 February 2017 | 04:05 PM


China Vows Strong Punishments for Illegal Financing Activities

China will severely punish people involved in illegal financing activities, especially targeting underground banks and the stock market.

05 February 2017 | 04:00 PM