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Colombian ELN rebels vow ceasefire for presidential vote

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The halt in military operations runs from Friday, June 15 to midnight Tuesday, June 19, the National Liberation Army said in its online publication 'Insurrection'

[OPINION] Shoot rebels in the vagina? Duterte is ‘a damaged man’

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Leila de Lima: ‘[Duterte’s order] is a threat against soldiers…because this is a man that would take the honor, dignity, integrity, patriotism, and professionalism of a Filipino soldier, and manipulate it to satisfy his own brutality and bloodlust.’

Duterte to certify new Bangsamoro law as urgent

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:27 PM

UPDATED I have requested both the Senate President and the Speaker to consider it immediately Duterte says during a media interview on Monday July 17 in Malacañang

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried It s also where the ISIS linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi City is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Children as combatants in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

To stop the recruitment of children the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter radicalization programs

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

Aleppo evacuation set to begin after new ceasefire deal

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:17 AM

3rd UPDATE The deal brokered by Syrian regime ally Moscow and opposition supporter Ankara will mark the end of years of fighting for control of the second city and a major victory for President Bashar al Assad

Syrian pro-government forces advance in the Jisr al-Haj neighborhood during the ongoing military operation to retake remaining rebel-held areas in the northern embattled city of Aleppo on December 14, 2016. George Ourfalian/AFP

Syria army seizes key ground in Aleppo battle

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:45 PM

4th UPDATE After retaking control of about 2 3 of east Aleppo in recent days forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad were advancing in the large residential district of Shaar

Syrian pro-government forces advance in the Myessar district in east Aleppo in an ongoing operation to recapture all of the battered second city, on December 4, 2016. George Ourfalian/AFP

Syria Islamists pledge 'state of law, freedom, justice'

May 18, 2014 - 12:44 AM

The rebels say they are committed to fighting both President Bashar al Assad s regime and the extremist Islamic State of Iraq

COUNTRY IN CRISIS. Syrian residents leave the town of Hejeira after the Syrian army seized the town, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 13 November 2013. File photo from EPA

Photos of child soldiers found at Philippine rebel camp: military

Feb 01, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Rebel group BIFF spokesman Abu Misry however denied using child soldiers and charged the military with planting or staging the evidence against them

NPA leader arrested in Davao

Jul 28, 2013 - 6:46 PM

The captured NPA leader was identified as Maria Loyda Tuzo Magpatoc alias Gwen the front secretary of the rebel group s Far South Mindanao Regional Committee

ARRESTED. Security forces presented NPA leader Maria Loyda Tuzo Magpatoc alias Gwen who was arrested on Sunday, July 28, in Davao del Sur. Photo from the AFP Eastern Mindanao Command

Peace deal for eastern DR Congo

Feb 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM

The agreement could lead to creation of a special UN intervention brigade in eastern DR Congo

Armed men set Citinickel Mining's equipment on fire

Dec 10, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Armed men suspected to be members of the rebel group New People s Army NPA set on fire the equipment of Citinickel Mining Corp in Palawan in an alleged attempt to impose revolutionary taxes