ISTANBUL – A junta court in Myanmar on Wednesday sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s incarcerated former leader, to five years in prison over alleged corruption.Suu Kyi, 76, was found guilty of receiving bribes of cash and gold from Yangon’s former Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein,… Read More
President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping have expressed hope for a peaceful settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Malacañang said.This was after Duterte and Xi, in a telesummit, admitted that they were “deeply concerned” about the… Read More
ROME – Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “horrendous cruelties” in war-torn Ukraine.“Ever more horrendous cruelties [are occurring], even against civilians, women, and helpless children. They are victims whose innocent blood cries out to heaven and implores,”… Read More
The UN General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” by invading Russian troops in Ukraine.
The resolution received 93 votes in favor, 24 against, and 58 abstentions.
The U.S.-initiated resolution adopted by the 193-member General Assembly expressed “grave concern at the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.”
MANILA – The Philippines is one of the countries that voted in favor of suspending Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC).The resolution removing Russia from the 47-member body was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Thursday after receiving a two-thirds majority of… Read More
KYIV, Ukraine – Volunteers from 52 countries around the world have arrived in Ukraine to join its fight against Russia, the country’s foreign minister said on Sunday.The world stands with Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba said during an online news conference.Recalling President Volodymyr… Read More
MOSCOW – Russia announced early Monday that it would declare a “temporary” ceasefire in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv, and Sumy from 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) to ensure evacuations of civilians.According to a statement by the Inter-Departmental Coordination Center for… Read More
ANKARA – Ukraine “will not forgive” Russia’s attacks against innocent people, the country’s president said late Sunday.“We will not forgive the missile that our air defense shot down over Okhmatdyt (Children’s Hospital) today…We will not forgive the… Read More
IRPIN, Ukraine – Amid fierce fighting with Russian forces, Ukrainian soldiers are making concerted efforts to evacuate civilians living in the city of Irpin, about 30 kilometers (10 miles) northwest of the capital Kyiv.On day 11 of the Russian war in Ukraine, soldiers and local authorities are… Read More
MOSCOW – The West’s imposing sanctions on Moscow is like a declaration of war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.Speaking at a meeting with women employees of some Russian airlines ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Putin said many problems Russia is facing… Read More
MANILA – Malacañang is still reviewing calls for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to declare a state of economic emergency amid an increase in prices of petroleum products brought about by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
This, after Albay Rep. Joey Salceda urged Duterte to declare a state of economic emergency, noting this would enable local government units (LGUs) to tap their calamity funds to address fuel price surges.
Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua presented 14 recommendations to cushion the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war during Duterte’s Talk to the People on Monday night. Read More
NO CLEAR RESOLUTION ON FIRST DAY OF FACE-OFF
Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia began on Monday, five days after Moscow launched a war against its western neighbor.Ukraine’s delegation arrived on Monday morning at the Gomel region of Belarus, which borders both sides to the conflict.The Russian delegation had come to the… Read More
The first round of high-stakes peace talks ended Monday with no clear resolution after the Ukrainian president’s office called for an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of Russian forces.
Officials from both countries held the “difficult” face-to-face talks at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border as Moscow’s assault entered its fifth day.
They were pictured sitting at a long table surrounded by both the Ukrainian and Russian flags.
“Negotiations are difficult,” according to a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Russian side is still extremely biased regarding the Ukranian invasion.
The delegations agreed to continue the discussions in the coming days.