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Task force spokesman Major General Antonio Parlade Jr says their job is to counter 'communist propaganda' supposedly exploiting government lapses in dealing with the pandemic
It is the UN Security Council's first statement on the pandemic and its first real action since the outbreak started
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In her clinic in the province's capital, Arlyn Jawad Jumao-As heals children, rebels, soldiers. She's played a critical role in keeping the peace.
The military and police are responsible for almost half of the violent incidents, according to international conflict monitoring group ACLED
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns that some of the massacres and attacks behind the killings and displacement 'may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes'
Conflicts have continued to rage in Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere
(UPDATED) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez Jr defends the students who participated in a demonstration in campus and were implicated in military propaganda against progressive organizations
If the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sees the ABS-CBN shutdown as a counterinsurgency issue, that's because the task force is meant to sniff out 'rebel influence' from anywhere
‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC
(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says it is important to establish protocols for children in conflict with the law as they are different from adult prisoners
The UN reiterates its support for a solution 'where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders'
The main contention is the number of states in Sudan, which the rebels say can 'cause problems' as borders determine divisions of power in the country
One rocket hit an embassy cafeteria at dinner time while two others landed nearby, a security source says
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The airstrike shown in the video has nothing to do with the conflict between the US and Iran. It shows the rocket attacks that involved Palestinians and Israel in November 2018.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says the 13 Filipinos are coming from Baghdad and Erbil
The Department of National Defense says at least 12 Filipinos may return to the Philippines on January 14, though this will depend on the availability of flights
Officials in charge of the repatriation effort realize 'it may not be wise to send uniformed servicemen to the Middle East due to the sensitivities of the countries there'
The arrested police officer is decorated, having worked for the police for decades and being a member of an elite counter-insurgency force in Kashmir, a disputed territory equally claimed by India and Pakistan
Filipinos in and near Tripoli, Libya, must be mandatorily evacuated, too, says the defense department, as tensions escalate in the North African country
Though Filipinos in Iran and Lebanon are no longer covered by the Philippine government's mandatory repatriation order, the deployment ban to those countries remains in place
The Archbishop of Manila ties in the message of the devotion to the Black Nazarene with the crisis in the Middle East: Break the cycle of violence and vengeance through love that leads to life
President Donald Trump says the United States will immediately be imposing 'additional punishing sanctions' on Iran but makes no mention of military retaliation to the missile attacks
(UPDATED) Western powers urge an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington
(UPDATED) Shortly after the missile attacks, the US Federal Aviation Administration says it is banning US-registered carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf
'We will do everything to bring out Filipinos there,' says the environment chief who's been appointed special envoy to oversee repatriations from the Middle East
Army and Marine troops will be deployed to secure and assist Filipinos to be repatriated from Iraq, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
So far there has been no official confirmation from Washington that it has rejected Mohammad Javad Zarif's visa application
What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?
Saudi economist Fadhl al-Bouenain says a US-Iran war would further dampen economic growth in Gulf Cooperation Council states, just as many of them are attempting to diversify towards a post-oil future
'There is no harm in being prepared, identifying contingency measures, and taking due diligence in anticipation of a worst-case scenario in the Middle East,' says the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines
The Libyan government is unable to find shelter for all the displaced, leaving many at the mercy of avaricious lenders
Myanmar has a growing number of child nuns who seek refuge from conflict in the country
At least 3 of them are now back at Operation Second Chance, and will be given visitation time with their families on Christmas Eve
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, the beginning of a decade-long guerilla war that killed up to 2 million Afghans
Humanitarian aid currently flows into Syria through UN-designated checkpoints without the formal permission of the regime in Damascus, but that authority is due to expire on January 10
US State secretary Mike Pompeo tells reporters, the US has concluded that 'the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law'
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'We feel that we, the youth, are only being used for photo opportunities,' says a member of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch, citing a mismatch in government action and what residents need
9 pro-Turkish fighters and 6 members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are killed in a zone between the towns of Tal Tamr and Ras al-Ain
Thousands are forced to flee their homes since the beginning of Turkey's military incursion after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the border
State-backed Global New Light of Myanmar says a bus was flagged down by a man before 18 rebels in sportswear emerged from the forest and ordered passengers off at gunpoint
'If fighting continues through 2022, Yemen will rank the poorest country in the world,' according to a United Nations Development Programme report
Antonio Guterres praises the progress made by the UN's former special envoy, Horst Kohler, who left the position in May for health reasons
While there is no armed conflict in Metro Manila, the task force deems the capital region to be the hotbed of recruitment and fund generation
North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system
No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.
Any plan to lift martial law must come with an agreement among Mindanao leaders to control loose firearms, a major contributing factor to violence in the southern region, says International Alert Philippines