Thursday, October 18, 2018
The oath of former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (second from the right) as new House Speaker at the House of the Representative at the Bantasan Hills in Quezon City on July 23, 2018, Philippines. Photo by: Avito C. Dalan for the Philippine News Agency.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine president turned congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sworn in as the newest House Speaker on July 23, 2018, stealing the thunder from no less than Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte whose annual public speech on the country’s affairs was delayed by nearly an...
India is opposing China's OBOR initiative.
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - For centuries, the majority of the world’s trade has been under the influence of India and China in the Eastern world, and Europe to the west. Back in the 16th century, the maritime technology power of the Europeans and trade supremacy lead to an eventual colonization of the east. Going forward a few centuries, today's...
People's Liberation Army
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) – Border disputes between India and China, somehow, has always been tripartite. Most of the post-independence disputes can be traced back to the diplomacy of ‘great game’ and cartographic chessboard strategies between Great Britain and Russia, with China dictating trade agreements through Tibet and the Empire, much to the former’s fury. With the defeat at Japanese...
Leaders of the 10 ASEAN Countries.
On November 13 and 14, 2017, delegates from countries all over the world arrived in the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was inaugurated in 1976, and since then has met semiannually to discuss both regional and global initiatives. This year’s theme was “Partnering for Change and Engaging the World”. Currently, the ASEAN...
U.S. President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte may seem like everything is fine and splendid here at the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But in the streets of Manila, the atmosphere was quite fiery and tense as Filipino activists marched against what they...
Islamabad, Pakistan. Faisal mosque. Photo by: Abdul Baqi.Islamabad, Pakistan. Faisal mosque. Photo by: Abdul Baqi.
Islamabad, Pakistan (ViaNews) - President Trump delivered a speech on August 21 at Fort Myer military base, near Washington, about the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia. He singled Pakistan out for particular criticism of their alleged role in giving sanctuary to insurgents operating from Pakistan against the USA. "Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence,...
India's FIFA under 17 soccer tournament.
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - The official slogan for the first-ever FIFA event to be held in India is ‘Football Takes Over’. Set to take place from October 6th-28th, the Under-17 World Cup will occur in six cities throughout the country. With 24 teams fighting for the trophy, what is about to unfold will certainly be one of the...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.
For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since allowed this fixed exchange rate to appreciate by 2.1% each year. In doing this, China eliminates a variable when conducting its monetary policy and also...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
Dhaka, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - Pope Francis concluded his visit to Asia on Saturday as he headed to the Vatican with a flight from Biman, the flagship Bangladeshi airline. Though the desperate plight of the Rohingya refugees has dominated Pope’s landmark visits to both Bangladesh and Myanmar, the visits carry significance beyond the Rohingya angle. During his Bangladesh visit (November...
Indian Prime-Minister, Narendra Modi, and Chinese Prime Minister, Xi Jinping, at the Expanded Format Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State. Photo by: www.kremlin.ru.
NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) - Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) is an important Multilateral Export Control Regime(MECR) and has been recently on limelight with India joining in. Established in 1996, Wassenaar aims at establishing increased transparency and greater responsibility in the transfer of dual-use goods and technologies. It also provides collaboration and technological transfer in civil-military WMD capabilities. Along with Missile...
Malacañang Palace in Manila is the official residence of the President of the Philippines. Photo by: Patrick Roque.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Red October." This is the purported plan of several political groups, allegedly led by the Communist Party of the Philippines, as they conspire to unseat Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. For weeks, the Philippine military has been on an all-out mode to convince the public that it truly exists, citing intelligence reports that are beyond public...

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