Malaysia offers help in Philippine fight against terrorism

  • Philippines, Russia eye stronger defence links

The Philippines and Russia are planning to strengthen their respective defense presence by opening defense attache offices in Manila and Moscow, a Philippine diplomat has said. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will witness the signing of a number of defense cooperation and other bilateral agreements during the former's official visit to Russia from May 22nd to 26th, Philippine Assistant Foreign Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad said at a press conference on May 19th.According to Natividad, the agreements are related to defense, security, legal assistance, trade and investment, nuclear energy use for peaceful and culture purpose. She…... [read more]

  • Donald Trump to meet new French President Emmanuel Macron

US President Donald Trump will meet new French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels during a NATO leaders meeting, the White House said. In a statement, the White House said: “President Trump emphasised his desire to work closely with President-elect Macron in confronting shared challenges, and noted the long and robust history of cooperation between the United States and its oldest ally, France.” Earlier, Mr. Donald Trump was quick to congratulate Mr. Macron, and said he looked forward to working with him. Macron’s spokeswoman Laurence Haim said the two leaders had also discussed issues during their 10-minute conversation, including the fight…... [read more]

  • Trump, Putin discuss first meeting, Syria during ’very good call’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed steps to ease Syria’s civil war and a possible first face-to-face meeting, during what the White House described as a "very good call" Tuesday. The US and Russian leaders spoke by telephone, focusing on the six-year-old Syrian conflict, which has pitched Moscow and Washington into rival camps. "President Trump and President Putin agreed that the suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long and that all parties must do all they can to end the violence," the White House said. Trump aides also said "the conversation was a very good…... [read more]

  • Undeniable truth

However, the US dismissed the report as hearsay, saying that the authors of the report meaning UN Commission on Human Rights investigators, did not give information based on practical observations at the jail. Did US authorities intentionally prevent UN investigators from giving objective, equal and reliable assessments of the more than 540 prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay jail by allowing UN investigators to interview them directly because they believe it would set a dangerous precedent?Late last year, the UN investigation team cancelled its planned inspection tour of Guantanamo jail due obstacles from the Bush Administration.The survey is the result of…... [read more]

  • Overseas organisation acts against national interests

Some of them have been seduced and deceived by Viet Tan, according to the General Department of Security under the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security during a briefing with leaders of press agencies in Hanoi on March 28. Viet Tan - a product of dark schemes What is Viet Tan and who does it act for? Viet Tan is the name of a reactionary organisation founded by a group of betrayers of the Vietnamese nation living in exile. On April 3, 1980, Hoang Co Minh, the former Vice Admiral of the Saigon Army who fled to the US in 1975,…... [read more]

  • Vietnam fully integrates into the international community

The session took place at a time when the world is experiencing complications in political and security relations. Regional conflicts, a high risk of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the fight against terrorism, environmental and climate change continue to top issues of international concern. Leaders will discuss these issues at high-level debates to devise appropriate solutions. Earlier, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon told media workers that high-level debates this year will mark a period of ever-frantic multilateral diplomatic activities in the history of this biggest international organisation. Therefore, the session as well as high-level debates will be of…... [read more]

  • Towards a stronger UN for a better world

Among 163 tentative issues, top priority will be given to five topics, namely global climate change, development assistance, the implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the fight against terrorism, enhancing the management capacity and the reform of the United Nations, including the UN Security Council. These global issues, which cannot be solved by any country unilaterally, will be high on the agenda of this year’s session. About 193 speakers, including 70 heads of State and 30 heads of Government, will deliver speeches at this high-level debate. These speeches are considered messages from their respective countries concerning global hot issues which…... [read more]

  • APEC cooperation boosts Vietnam’s development

Mr Khiem, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the remark in a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency. He said that through meetings and high-level contacts, APEC has become an important channel for Vietnam to boost its ties with other regional economies and that cooperation within the 21-member forum has also helped enhance the nation’s image and position in the region. “Vietnam’s admission to APEC marked an important milestone during the course of implementation of the Party’s and the State’s foreign policy of openness, multilateralisation, diversification and integration into the world economy,” Mr Khiem said. According…... [read more]

  • Haunted by terrorism

The US has been strengthening its security these days. US President Barak Obama has ordered all necessary measures to protect the people. The US Embassy in Pakistan has instructed its staff not to go to restaurants or crowded places in Pakistan at this time. Activities are underway in Pakistan to mark the day Bin Laden was killed by American Navy Seals. Killing Bin Laden was great success as it eliminated Bin Laden and weakened the global terrorist network. When Bin Laden was killed, people around the world felt relieved. The US administration said Bin Laden’s death weakened the Al Qeada…... [read more]

  • US 13 years after Sept 11 terrorist attacks

The US is now facing a new challenge from the Islamic State (IS), which has become a major threat. On September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of 4 Boeing passenger jets and crash them into the Pentagon in Washington and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. About 3,000 people of 90 nationalities were killed. The world was shocked to see the twin towers on fire and collapsing. The attacks changed many things in American society. Anti-terrorism – Washington’s ultimate priority Before the September 11 attacks, the US seemed unconcerned about terrorism or extreme Islamists.…... [read more]

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