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No other countries eyed for travel ban, U.S. says

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The US says this is contrary to false reports that a draft order by US President Donald Trump includes other countries including the Philippines in the travel ban

TRAVEL BAN. Protesters stage a rally on February 1, 2017, against President Donald Trump's recent executive order halting refugee admissions for 120 days and banning entry to the US for citizens of 7 predominantly-Muslim nations. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Feb 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

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Despite PH plea, U.S. keeps terrorist tag for CPP-NPA

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The CPP NPA continues to meet the criteria for designation as terrorist group says US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome on January 19, 2017. Photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

'Southern Philippines' next in Trump's travel ban?

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:02 AM

4th UPDATE Despite a claim by a US law firm the American Immigration Lawyers Association quotes the State Department as saying that this is a rumor

TRUMP. File photo of then President-elect Donald Trump in November 2016 in New Jersey. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Filipinos should be welcomed to U.S. – State Department

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:16 PM

The Philippines was not among those countries that were labeled of concern US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner says

TRUMP'S BAN. Demonstrators stage a protest in Chicago, Illinois, on February 1, 2017, against US President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban. Photo by Joshua Lott/AFP

Turkey issues warrant for preacher Gulen over coup

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:15 AM

US based preacher Fethullah Gulen strongly denies any involvement and the movement he leads insists it is a charitable network promoting tolerant Islam

ARREST WARRANT. This handout file picture released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily/AFP

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo not in fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians and pushed a landmark February 27 ceasefire to the verge of collapse

FIGHTING FREEZE? Syrians at the site of airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan Al Qasr in Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 2016. Photo by Zouhir Al Shimale/EPA

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Aug 01, 2015 - 10:16 AM

We are appealing to the responsible authorities for [Walter Palmer s] extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions says environment minister Oppah Muchinguri

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Zimbawean minister of Environment Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri has ordered the extradition of American citizen Dr Walter Palmer amid growing international pressure to act on the illegal killing of the iconic and collared Cecil the lion. Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Gaza strikes expose new global divide on Mideast

Nov 16, 2012 - 2:11 PM

Israel was condemned Thursday November 15 by much of the Arab world while securing Western backing and pressing its biggest air assault on Gaza for years amid a wave of Palestinian short range rocket fire