Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Reuters |

The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said.

Harry Roque, Duterte’s spokesman, told a news conference Duterte had explained his anti-drugs policy at length to Trump, who “seemed to be appreciative of his efforts”.

Read more: Trump pressurizing East Asia to accept US policies in the region?

Roque described the relationship between Trump and Duterte as “warm, friendly and candid” and said they shared similar feelings about former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Roque also said the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims was discussed between leaders of ASEAN and that Myanmar responded.

Continue reading

No truth in regime change conspiracy: US ambassador Bloom

The assertions of a regime transition are false, according to Donald Bloom, the US ambassador to Pakistan, who called PTI's claims "unfortunate".

At least two killed, 12 injured in Balochistan’s Kohlu blast

A Friday explosion in Kohlu district's main market in Balochistan left at least one person dead and 20 others injured.

FM Bilawal pays tribute to PM of New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, was praised by foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as "the superwoman of New Zealand."