U.N. Security Council approves N.Korea travel to Singapore -diplomats

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 23 : – A United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday approved the travel of North Korean officials to Singapore for a June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and planning meetings, diplomats said. In a May 16 letter to the […]

Philippines expresses “serious concern” over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, May 21 : The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken “appropriate diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday China’s air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and […]

US aid chief to Myanmar: take ‘concrete steps’ on Rohingya rights

By Antoni Slodkowski THET KAE PYIN CAMP, Myanmar, May 21 : The U.S. government’s aid chief urged Myanmar on Sunday to take “concrete steps” to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return. Mark Green, administrator […]

US aid chief reaffirms commitment to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

By Antoni Slodkowski YANGON, May 18 : The U.S. government’s aid chief said on Friday he believes in American aid engagement and development work in Myanmar, and the Rohingya crisis is an “impediment” to that work, not a reason to scale back assistance. Mark Green, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), […]