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Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

A man stands in front of a van damaged from a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. An Israeli was seriously wounded when a Palestinian rocket exploded in a residential area of the city. Another rocket was intercepted over Tel Aviv by Israel's rocket defense system. Israeli attacks on Gaza continued today, killing many people as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP declares 5-day ceasefire with NPA rebels in Surigao, Agusan

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Due to the requests from the higher-ups, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has declared a ceasefire against the New People’s Army in Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte.

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 »

Gov’t agrees to limited ceasefire for release of cops captured by Reds


The government and the National Democratic Front have agreed on a five-day ceasefire for the release of four policemen seized by communist rebels during an attack on a police station in the town of Alegria in Surigao del Norte on July 10, the provincial governor said Monday.

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

NPA set to release 4 cops

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The New People’s Army (NPA) is expected to free this week four policemen held captive since July 10 once a five-day ceasefire in six towns in northeastern Mindanao is declared.

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