China: We’ve halted building man-made islands

China caught everyone off guard during the ASEAN Regional Summit by dropping a bomb saying that they have stopped the reclamation work in South China Sea.

South China Sea: Okinawans Want Their Land Back. Is That So Hard to Understand?

The U.S. military sits at the center of a dispute that's plagued the peaceful people of Okinawa who demand to have their land back for more than 70 years.

Japan Halts Work On New US Military Base In Okinawa

Japan temporarily halted work on a controversial new US military base in southern Okinawa as talks continue with local officials opposed to the project.

Vatican signs treaty recognizing “State of Palestine” on 1967 borders

The Comprehensive Agreement includes an official recognition by the Holy See of Palestine as a State in accordance with international law and on the basis of the 1967 borders as well as reinforcing new and unprecedented provisions related to the special status of Palestine as the birthplace of Christianity and as the cradle of monolithic religions.

Fewer Filipinos back gov’t moves in South China Sea

The latest SWS survey shows at least 80% of Filipinos have been concerned that the South China Sea dispute could escalate into a full-blown conflict with China and blame incompetence of President Benigno Aquino government for resolving it diplomatically.

Quid Pro Quo: 300 Japanese Factories Relocate to Philippines as Aquino agrees US, Japan...

The Philippine constitution explicitly bans all “foreign military bases, troops, or facilities” as it also causing environmental havoc, but is being cynically circumvented by having the Aquino government maintain the base facilities, at which the foreign troops are stationed as so-called “guests” because US and Japan is one of Manila's biggest trading partners and financial aid donors. The new US-Japan-Philippine security alliance "coincides" with 300 Japanese manufacturing companies operating in China and Japan to relocate to the Philippines.

President Aquino Should Shut Up on South China Sea. China is NOT Nazi Germany!...

President Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy)? comparison of Nazi Germany and China is absurd and bears no scrutiny. Instead of giving irresponsible, inappropriate, inflammatory remarks and totally misleading historical speeches, Aquino should concentrate on making the Philippines, like South Korea, an economic, social and environmental success story which its population so much deserves.

The New Ukraine Is Run by Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs

On the surface, today’s Ukraine and its political culture looks modern, attractive, refined, and much more favorably disposed toward everything Western and everything American because of the wind of transformations that swept through the country last year. But that is just a facade.

Israel Has Neutralized Palestine: Hanan Ashrawi

Israel has systematically targeted Jerusalemites, putting them under a triple siege, and matters in the city have now come to a head, Hanan Ashrawi, the veteran Palestinian negotiator told in an exclusive interview.

Lavrov: Obama Confirms US Involvement in Ukraine Coup Since Start

According to the Russian foreign minister, Barack Obama confirmed the US has been involved in the Ukrainian state coup since the very beginning.

NATO to Establish “Command Centers” and Surround Russia

NATO will establish command centers in six of its eastern countries in coming months in part of a beefed-up response to Russian "aggressiveness".

No Fair Play in Palestine

Under international law, Israel is responsible for the protection and well being of people under its occupation, but it is instead trying to destroy an already impoverished nation. Set against the joy and excitement of the World Cup, there was no joy or celebration in Palestine. Instead, there was the brutal force of the Israeli army against defenseless people. This is no fair play according to the writer.