Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Gwadar Port in Pakistan was leased to China for 43 years, under the CPIC treaty. Photo by: J. Patrick Fischer.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The U.S. and Pakistan relations may face many geostrategic and geoeconomic challenges, but one, such as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), stands above all else. The CPEC is a collection of infrastructure to modernize and strengthen the Pakistan economy by the construction of transportation networks and energy projects. Pakistan is a strategic point joining the...
Presidental election 2007 in Indonesia. Photo by: Maria Tschanz.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo introduced a new term. “Genderuwo politician” is used to describe politicians who influence people by spreading the propaganda of fear and uncertainty. “Such politics is unethical; how can frighten their own people? This is called genderuwo politics, spreads fear,” the president said in Tegal, Central Java last Wednesday. Genderuwo is known...
Sad Filipino girl. Photo by: Gonzales Earnest.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Please stop. Please stop. I have a test tomorrow.” These were among the last words heard from Grade 12 student Kian delos Santos as he was being manhandled by the police one August evening. Later, he was found dead, with an autopsy report revealing he was shot twice in the head. The police said Kian...
IndianOil service station in Pipili, Odisha, India. Photo by: Bernard Gagnon.
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - Globally, crude oil prices have almost halved over the past 3 years to hover around $50 a barrel. Driven by the shale oil boom in the United States combined with consistent production by OPEC nations, low crude prices have led to a boom in several economies overseas. However, the story in India is quite the...
Heavy traffic on the EDSA in Makati City. Photo by: Scandi.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – A new traffic scheme, which was claimed to solve the Metro Manila’s traffic congestion wants to prohibit that driver-only vehicles travel through any of the 23.8 km (14.8 mi) of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the most important Highway in the Manila metropolitan area. After the recent suspension of the Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA)...
Central Bank of Indonesia (left side). In the middle: Kantor Pusat PT Indosat, the headquarters of the major telcommunications operator. At the right side (frontbuilding): Sapta Pesona Building (Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Campus). Image by: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - On April 17, Indonesians cast their votes in the country’s biggest election as they elected president and vice president as well as legislative candidates at national and regional levels. As the vote counting process is still ongoing, the real count from the General Election Commission (KPU) as of April 20...
International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands. Photo by: OSeveno.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Families of the victims of drug-related killings here know too well that they are lacking in both influence and resources. Still, they took up the cudgels for their loved ones as they recently sought grievance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the widespread and cold-blooded murders in relation to...
Activists protesting against the killing of Randy Malayao. Photo by: ABS-CBN.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – In the wee hours of January 30, Felix Randy Malayao, a consultant in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the revolutionary movement here, was sleeping inside a passenger bus. In a pit stop in Nueva Vizcaya, a province north of Manila, as other passengers alighted to rest and stretch, A suspected...
Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, known for his allegedly notorious and misogynistic remarks, would be involved in yet another controversial scandal. This time, he is under fire when he said that God is stupid – a taboo in a nation long considered as the only Christian-dominated country in...
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...
Taj Mahal, India
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews)- Indian Supreme Court banned fireworks in Delhi during this year’s Diwali celebration. Diwali is the foremost festive season of the city, and most of the country for that matter, for which bursting of crackers and lighting of streets formed the major axis of celebration. There were frowns from various people who considered this as a violation...
indonesia's second presidential debate, 2019.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - On February 17, Indonesia’s second presidential debate was held at Sultan Hotel. In this occasion, only presidential hopefuls, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto, came to the stage without their vice presidential candidates, Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno. A few minutes before the debate, an explosion occurred near the debate...

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