Rodrigo Duterte

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 Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the region wanted to see China take a responsible leadership role or risk becoming isolated. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Grappling with the North Korean nuclear crisis and second-guessing Washington’s plans for the Asia-Pacific are liable to dominate the region’s premier(...)

On peace, the question remains whether Donald Trump’s instinct for conflict can be contained.

Donald Trump has been president of the United States for just over four months. It is still impossible to predict what his presidency will mean. But i(...)

Philippine marines in a military vehicle as in Marawi City, southern Philippines on Tuesday. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew and increased their presence in a second Philippine city following reports that Islamist(...)

US sailors on USS Dewey, which sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef, one of three locations in the Spratlys where China has reclaimed land. Photograph: Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy/AFP

A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a Chinese-built artificial island in the South China Sea, the first such patrol in the hotly contested waterwa(...)

Philippine troops arrive to reinforce fellow troops, on the outskirts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines. Photograph: AP Photo

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of Maraw(...)

US president Donald Trump:  Air Force One will take him and key staff on a nine-day foreign trip from Friday.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a nine-day foreign trip on Friday, he may be relieved to be leaving behind a domestic politica(...)

US President Donald Trump: his  recent overtures to authoritarian leaders has prompted criticism from many in the Republican Party. Photograph:  Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is likely to hold his first meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in July, the Kremlin said yesterday. Mr Trump s(...)

Asean leaders in Manila: Najib Razak (Malaysia), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand), Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Vietnam), Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines), Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore), Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei Darussalam), Hun Sen (Cambodia), Joko Widodo (Indonesia) and Thongloun Sisoulith (Laos). Photograph: Mark Crisanto/Reuters

Leaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of(...)

 A flagellant walks in front of crosses before a reenactment of the Crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday celebrations in the village of Cutud near San Fernando, north of Manila. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

Catholics in the Philippines re-enacted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in a gory display of devotion on Good Friday, with actors costumed as Roman so(...)

 Philippine resident Rodrigo Duterte speaking during a meeting with the Filipino community in Myanmar on Sunday. Photograph: Rene Lumaway EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched an expletive-laced attack on the European Union for demanding that he stop efforts in the country’s (...)

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