On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart
— José Rizal
  • Healthcare and potable water are top priority for Marawi returnees

    Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: PhilippinesThe ICRC is supporting the return of displaced residents by enhancing their access to health care and potable water. Health stations have received essential medicines and supplies.Manila (ICRC) – Thousands of displaced residents of Marawi City started their journey home earlier this week, ...

  • Marawi conflict ends but humanitarian needs continue

    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: PhilippinesAid agencies continue to address the humanitarian needs of those displaced while directing more attention to their safe, voluntary return and transition to recovery. HIGHLIGHTS • The Government declares an end to the conflict in Marawi as humanitarian needs continue and planning for ...

  • UN chief urges full access for aid, safe return of displaced Rohingya, end to military operations

    Source: UN Security Council Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar“The situation has spiralled into the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare,” said António Guterres.SC/13012 Security Council 8060th Meeting (PM) National Security Adviser Refutes Ethnic Cleansing Claims as Unfounded; Bangladesh Representative Says Record Influx of Refugees ‘Untenable’ Amid an escalating crisis in northern Rakhine ...

  • Koreans eye Thailand to cut China risk

    South Korean companies are keen to invest in Thailand, particularly the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), and making the country their production hub for the Asean and Asian regions, according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra).

  • Asean 4.0

    The world is in the midst of a digital transformation, and so is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The region of 630 million people has become a strategic battleground for the digital economy, in which established tech giants and startups alike are trying to seize market opportunities.

  • Asean-HK trade pact agreed

    HONG KONG: Hong Kong and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations announced on Saturday that they had concluded negotiations for a free trade agreement and related investment pact.

  • Is Asean ready to adapt?

    Southeast Asian countries could face intense impacts from climate change that would limit the potential of the Asean Economic Community (AEC), where agriculture still accounts for more than 10% of gross domestic product.

  • 40 years after Elvis' death, impersonators talk about legacy

    Four decades since his death, Elvis Presley still reigns as The King — for impersonators.Few artists inspire people all over the world to dress up and perform passionately on stage like Presley. Impersonators from different generations and various countries paid tribute to their idol recently at a gathering in the ...