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Obama nixes Duterte meet after dubbed ‘son of a b****’

Obama had earlier canceled his meeting with Duterte after the latter described him in vulgar terms. Pic: Pics: Edwin Espejo and AP.

U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama called off what was meant to be his first meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter reportedly cursed at him, and even described him in vulgar terms.

The outspoken Filipino politician had earlier Monday warned Obama against raising the issue of human rights with him when the two met, saying: “Son of a bitch, I will swear at you.”


Hundreds Mourn Victims of Thai Deep South Bombing

Students at Ban Taba School in Narathiwat, Thailand, protest a bombing across the street that killed three including a 4-year-old girl, Sept. 7, 2016.

Hundreds gathered Wednesday at a school in Thailand’s Deep South to mourn and pray for peace, a day after a bomb near the campus killed a small girl, her father and a third civilian, in an attack blamed on rebels.

Students, teachers, Islamic leaders and local government officials were among some 500 who turned out at the Ban Taba school in Tak Bai, a district of Narathiwat province, to call for an end to violence in Thailand’s southern border region.


US Embassy Dismisses Thai Concerns as Trust Evaporates Between Nations

US Embassy in Bangkok sidesteps evidence and calls claims that America supports terrorism and regime change "ridiculous and reckless" even as it supports terrorism and regime change worldwide.

August 27, 2016 The New Atlas 

On August 19, 2016, The Nation published an editorial titled, "Is regime change a motive behind the recent bombings?" The editorial reflects growing distrust between Thais and the United States, who has for years now openly undermined political stability and the revered institutions of Thailand through its overt support for the deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his political supporters as well as throngs of foreign-funded organisations masquerading as "nongovernmental organisations" (NGOs).


Terrorism ‘Will Only Get Uglier,’ Malaysia’s Mahathir Predicts

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is pictured during an interview with BenarNews at his office in Putrajaya, Sept. 6, 2016.

The global terrorism problem will worsen unless Western countries review Middle East policies that have fueled crises in the region, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told BenarNews in an interview this week.


Thailand Agrees to Extradite 10 Trafficking Suspects to Malaysia

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (left) is pictured with his Malaysian counterpart Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Aug. 29, 2016.

Thailand confirmed Tuesday that it was processing a Malaysian request to extradite 10 suspects to the neighbouring country in connection with the discovery of mass graves at a human trafficking camp in northern Malaysia in May 2015.


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