Strong export demand to lift Asian economies – ADB

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Surging global demand for Asian exports and low oil prices will help China and the region s developing economies grow faster than expected this year and next

LOADING CARGO. In this file photo, a worker (C) monitors as containers are lifted onto a trailer at Keppel port terminal in Singapore on January 18, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Azkals escape with thrilling 4-3 victory over Tajikistan

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:43 AM

Javier Patiño scores twice as Philippines remain atop their AFC Asian Cup qualifying group

DOUBLE TROUBLE. Javier Patiño made his presence felt in his return to action for the Azkals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals face biggest game in recent history against Tajikistan

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Tuesday s AFC Asian Cup qualifier is crucial for an embattled Pinoy side Thankfully Javier Patiño returns to the lineup

NATIONAL DUTY. Javier Patiño did not play against China but will be back in action against Tajikistan. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia s Vladimir Putin and China s Xi Jinping – formally sign off on the sub continent duo s accession at the annual SCO summit in Kazakhstan s capital Astana

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan's Astana on June 9, 2017. Photo by AFP.

Women's football: It's all coming together for the Philippines

Apr 08, 2017 - 2:18 PM

After 3 straight blowout wins the Philippine women s football team is on the cusp of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time

REVELATION. Eva Madarang (in white), has been a revelation for the Philippines. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

25-year independence anniversary bittersweet for Central Asia

Dec 20, 2016 - 11:37 AM

25 years since gaining independence from the Soviet Union complaints of an ever widening gulf between capitalism s winners and losers and the mismanagement of state funds echo throughout the graft riddled countries in the region

LOOMING PRESENCE. A picture taken on December 14, 2016 shows a statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the town of Arkalyk, central Kazakhstan. Stanislav Filippov/AFP

Duterte’s candidacy, UCPB shares, Curry on fire | 6PM wRap

Oct 29, 2015 - 7:20 AM

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Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

May 17, 2015 - 11:53 AM

The uptick in Afghan fighting has rattled Moscow s ex Soviet allies in Central Asia and some have looked towards Russia for reassurance

MILITARY MIGHT. Russian servicemen take part in the Victory Day Parade in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. RIA Novosti/Pool/EPA

As ruble weakens, Central Asian migrants head back home

Feb 22, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Migrants from the ex Soviet states in Central Asia used to flock to Russia to work but many are returning to their countries as the Russian economy is choked by crippling Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and plunging oil prices

A man enters a currency exchange office while an electronic information panel flashes the latest exchange rates, in Moscow, Russia, 30 January 2015. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Tajikistan calls presidential elections for November

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Tajikistan called presidential elections for November two months before long standing President Emomali Rakhmon ends his current term

Mt Etna, Rajasthan forts among new World Heritage sites

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Other entrants into the coveted list include the Mountains of the Pamirs in Tajikistan and China s Tianshan range in a move hailed by conservationists

WORLD HERITAGE SITE. A file picture dated 05 January 2012 shows a cloud of hot ash erupting from the summit of Mount Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily Island, Italy. Photo by Franco Cufari/EPA

#TalkThursday - Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS

Dec 07, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Maria Ressa talks to Stephen Groff on the Asian Development Bank s two new initiatives to combat the spread of HIV AIDS in the region

Azkals, welcome to the semi-finals

Mar 13, 2012 - 7:07 PM

[UPDATED] The Azkals defeat Tajikistan 2 1 in their do or die game qualify for the AFC Challenge Cup playoffs

TEAMWORK. The Azkals huddle in their game before the LA Galaxy. December 3, 2011. Beth Frondoso.

Azkals excited about do-or-die game

Mar 13, 2012 - 4:21 PM

The players of the men s Philippine football team turned to Twitter to express their excitement about their match against Tajikistan

TURNING TO TWITTER. Azkals players used Twitter to express their excitement for their do-or-die game against Tajikistan. March 13, 2012.

Azkals secure win, face crucial match ahead

Mar 12, 2012 - 1:03 AM

Now that the Azkals have defeated India 2 0 all eyes are set on their next match against Tajikistan which will determine if the Philippines stays in the tournament or goes home

Azkals players and a fan hold the Philippine flag up high after the Dream Cup.