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NPA landmine kills 2 Army men

The improvised claymore mine, with battery and wires, was turned over by concerned citizens in Capiz to the military. Photo courtesy of the 3rd infantry division

Members of the New People’s Army killed two personnel of the Philippine Army in a landmine attack in Davao del Norte on Tuesday.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in clash with NPA in Davao del Norte


At least two soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a clash with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, early on Tuesday, military and police said.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No violation of ceasefire with MILF–AFP exec


Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as preemptive moves against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It’s complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Suga offered only vague support Thursday, July 17, for the coordinated American and European moves targeting Russian energy firms, financial institutions, arms suppliers and four individuals.“We are watching the situation of the EU and U.S.,” Suga said at a regular briefing. “Working with the international community is our stance regarding Ukraine, so we would like to take appropriate measures in line with that attitude.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan’s top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Muslims mark somber Eid in bloodied Gaza

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The end of a month of fasting was supposed to be a time to celebrate for Abeer Shamali. But instead, she spent the Muslim Eid feast at the grave of her teenage son.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »