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U.S. to urge pressure against North Korea at Asia talks

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:02 PM

A US official says Washington is 'concerned' by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea

ASEAN. A man walks past a banner ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Singapore on August 1, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

In Manila, North Korea blames U.S. for nukes

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:02 PM

North Korea warns it will teach the US a severe lesson if Washington pounces on Pyongyang with military force

IN MANILA. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri-Yong Ho arrives at his hotel in Manila on August 7, 2017, after attending ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cayetano meets with North Korean foreign minister

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The Philippines conveys to North Korea the position of ASEAN foreign ministers on Pyongyang s missile tests

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano leads the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Foreign ministers in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:58 PM

4th UPDATE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins his counterparts in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

South Korean FM open to meeting North Korean counterpart

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The potential meetings come as the North faces intense international pressure to curtail its nuclear weapons program

South Korea's foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha speaks during her inaugural ceremony in Seoul on June 19, 2017.  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Cayetano praises Del Rosario in ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

In a rare instance Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at a forum organized by the think tank of his predecessor Albert del Rosario

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano interacts with his predecessor, Albert del Rosario, in a think tank forum on ASEAN held at the Manila Polo Club on August 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

ASEAN ministers voice 'grave concerns' over Korea tensions

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula seriously threaten peace security and stability in the region and the world ASEAN foreign ministers say

ASEAN foreign ministers join hands for a family photo during the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting Plenary Session in Manila. ASEAN pool photo

South China Sea, North Korea for discussion at ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The issues set the stage for what is expected to be a fiery few days of diplomacy in the Philippine capital

FINISHING TOUCHES. Laborers work on a giant lantern decorated with the logo for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) displayed at the entrance to the venue of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ASEAN-ARF) meeting in Manila on August 3, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Philippines eyes downgrading North Korea ties

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warns North Korea You will not get us to talk about your security if you just continue testing those missiles

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on August 4, 2017, that the Philippines is considering downgrading ties with North Korea. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. expects ASEAN to isolate North Korea

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The United States expects a general chorus of condemnation of North Korea s provocative behavior during the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

REGIONAL MEETING. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar holds a media briefing on August 3, 2017, about the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ASEAN nations wrangle over South China Sea statement

Aug 06, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED Diplomatic sources say the Philippines and Vietnam in particular are pushing for stronger language on Chinese land reclamation but there is pushback from traditional China allies

A man pass by an ASEAN billboard inside of the Putra World Trade Centre, the venue of 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) / Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

US, China foreign ministers discuss tensions over islands

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:14 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and China s foreign minister Wang Yi discusses the matter in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of the ASEAN regional forum

US-CHINA TALKS. In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi prior to their meeting in Beijing, China, May 16, 2015. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool/EPA

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

Aug 04, 2015 - 11:56 AM

UPDATED Ahead of the gathering hosted by the ASEAN in Malaysia Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signaled no compromise over its island building activities

This satellite image shows Sand Cay, the 9th largest island in the Spratlys, as of March 16, 2015. Photo by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe Photo by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe Photo by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

China's island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks

Aug 03, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Southeast Asia s human trafficking problem and concerns over North Korean missile launches are also expected to be among the issues discussed at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur

RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES. An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA/Pool Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA/Pool

Japan, S. Korean FMs to meet after freeze in ties

Aug 09, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Japan s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to meet his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung se on the eve of a regional security dialogue in the Myanmar capital Naypyidaw

Row over 'provocative' acts looms ahead of ASEAN talks

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:15 PM

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in provocative acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Myanmar

PROVOCATION AT SEA. This handout photo taken on June 23, 2014 and released to AFP on June 24, 2014 by Vietnam's maritime police allegedly shows a Chinese boat (left) supposedly ramming a Vietnamese vessel (right) in contested waters near China's deep sea drilling rig in the South China Sea. Photo by Vietnam's Maritime Police/AFP

South China Sea row focus of Southeast Asia forum

Jun 30, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said ASEAN would continue to press its case with China in Brunei

PREPS FOR ASEAN MEETING. Members of the media stand at the information counter for the 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan on June 29, 2013. Photo by AFP / Roslan Rahman

China, haze to dominate Asia security meeting

Jun 28, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Last year s meetings were marred by sharp disunity within ASEAN over how to confront Beijing s growing assertiveness in staking its claim to virtually all of the South China Sea

HAZY SKYLINE. Visitors walk through a park near Petronas Towers which is just visible through the haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Ahmad Yusni

US, China seek to play down rivalry

Jul 12, 2012 - 5:47 PM

After a meeting in Cambodia both countries say their relations have continued to make progress

Settle China sea disputes 'without coercion': Clinton

Jul 12, 2012 - 1:59 PM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged countries around the South China Sea West Philippine Sea to settle their territorial disputes without coercion as she prepared to meet her Chinese counterpart

ASEAN pushed on South China Sea code

Jul 09, 2012 - 1:56 PM

Southeast Asian nations should give top priority to easing tensions with Beijing in the South China Sea Cambodia s premier said Monday July 9 as he stressed the importance of regional stability

A Cambodian police officer (R) walks past the ASEAN logo in front of the Peace Palace during the 45th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Phnom Penh on July 8, 2012. Efforts to ease tensions in the South China Sea will dominate this week's Asian security dialogue in Cambodia, analysts say, while the US will be at pains to stress it seeks cooperation, not rivalry, with China. AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

Clinton says will attend ASEAN meet in Cambodia

Jun 13, 2012 - 10:15 AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday June 12 that she will take part in next month s meeting of Southeast Asian nations and regional powers in Cambodia

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong of Cambodia at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]