Hours after sharing a podium at 196-nation climate talks with Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg, Greenpeace International’s head found herself locked out of Wednesday’s building along with hundreds of other observers thrown out of the talks. Jennifer Morgan, who has been attending 25 years of turbulent UN talks, said the expulsion was unprecedented. Credential observers — including research institutes, NGOs, and other groups of civil society — play a critical role


A pro-democracy protester wearing heat-proof gloves and carrying a traffic cone sprints from the crowd to put it out as a tear gas canister clatters on a road in Hong Kong. Police have stepped up their use of the crowd control measure as two months of rallies in the global financial hub have become increasingly violent, peaking with 800 rounds fired on Monday in what protesters call a “tear gas


Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. said Wednesday that the Philippines has already lodged a diplomatic protest against China’s latest “swarming” activity in the disputed waters. Earlier in the day, National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon said it was the inter-agency task force of the country that made the suggestion to lodge the protest.The safety advisor said intelligence is looking into the activity, stating the “swarming” activity could be a

Mahathir Mohamad's

Malaysia’s lower house of Parliament passed a government proposal Thursday that decriminalizes street demonstrations, fulfilling a reform promise made by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s administration. The house passed the amendment to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 by a simple voice vote. “The amendment is needed to give room to the people, their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a speech when tabling

Hong Kong

Belligerent protesters strained to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. Through a crowd of a hundred or so people around them, a small group of people continually struck a cargo cart and poles into a glass panel. After they managed to get the cart wedged into the


Chinese military will be given prime Hong Kong waterfront land on Saturday, even as the city is busied by anti-Beijing protests and just days before the anniversary of its return to China. Massive rallies have shaken the semi-autonomous territory this month, with demonstrators calling for the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Further pro-democracy protests are expected in the coming days, as residents mark


Followers of the Cerafica brothers in Taguig City flocked to the streets near the city hall to protest the results of the election in the city on Tuesday night causing streets to be closed off to pedestrians. Partial and unofficial results as of 7:20 p.m. Tuesday showed the Cayetanos leading against the Ceraficas on Taguig polls. Lino Cayetano garnered 174,558 votes for the mayoral race, while rival Arnel Cerafica received