Aramco CEO warns of global oil crunch due to lack of investment

‘When you don’t have plan B ready, don’t demonize plan A,’ says Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser DAVOS, Switzerland – The world is facing a major oil supply crunch as most companies are afraid to invest in the sector as they face green energy pressures, the head of Saudi Aramco told Reuters, adding it cannot … Read more

A month before stepping down, Duterte blames his failures on ‘lack of time’

MANILA, Philippines – With a little over a month to go before his presidency ends, the legacy he will leave behind is very much on Rodrigo Duterte’s mind. On Monday, May 23, President Duterte defended his administration against criticisms of its failures, insisting they were not a product of negligence but simply of a lack … Read more

OFWs flag some PH posts’ alleged lack of outreach for overseas voting

MANILA, Philippines – Days before the voting period for the 2022 elections kicks off, community leaders of Filipinos flagged the alleged “unpreparedness” of some Philippine embassies and consulates in the month-long polling exercise. In a press conference on Tuesday, April 5, representatives of Filipino groups based in Hong Kong, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the … Read more

Lack of accountability paves way for more killings in Duterte drug war – Amnesty

Families of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent anti-drug campaign continue to face challenges in seeking justice for their loved ones MANILA, Philippines – The still elusive justice continues to pave the way for more killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent anti-drug campaign, Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Wednesday, March 29. … Read more

Iraq parliament fails to elect new state president over lack of quorum

Only 202 members of parliament out of 329 are present, which is less than the necessary two-thirds quorum needed to choose a new president BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s failed again on Saturday, March 26, to vote for a president after Iran-backed groups boycotted the session, in a setback to an alliance led by cleric Moqtada … Read more