Death toll rises to 35 in Iran coal mine explosion

TEHRAN — At least 35 miners were killed in a coal mine explosion in the northern Iranian province of Golestan on Wednesday, Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying Thursday. The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time (0815 GMT) in Zemestan Yourt mine near … Read More

Cambodia ready to host World Economic Forum on ASEAN

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia is ready to host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, which is scheduled from May 10 to May 12 in Phnom Penh, government officials said Wednesday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun will be … Read More

Pres. Duterte arrives in Saudi capital

RIYADH — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Monday evening, April 10, for a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Philippine Airlines PR001, carrying the President and his delegation, landed at 9:43 p.m. local time (2:43 a.m. Manila time) at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. President Duterte was welcomed by Saudi officials … Read More