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Call for sanctions against N. Korea over abuses

Michael Kirby, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  AP PHOTO/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

In this photo taken Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, waves at people kept back by a wire fence, as he walks surrounded by U.N. security personnel in a secured location in Bangui, Central African Republic. AP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in raid

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Police commandos stormed a hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border—military

South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in Pohang, 270 kms southeast of Seoul, on March 31, 2014. North Korea announced a live-fire drill on March 31 near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a "new form" of nuclear test.  AFP

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo

A trail of smoke from rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza toward Israel is seen above Gaza City on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded 29 Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier, the military said.  AP

Israeli warplanes pounded 29 Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier, the military said.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Syria rebels release kidnapped nuns

An official Lebanese security convoy carrying a group of released nuns arrives at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa valley, Lebanon, early Monday March 10, 2014. Syrian rebels released about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held since December, Lebanon's official news agency reported Monday.  AP

A group of nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released early Monday thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’ – Amnesty

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The Syrian army has been using starvation as a “weapon of war” in its siege of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, Amnesty International said Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to Russia: You’re not fooling anybody

President Barack Obama AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama said Russia was not “fooling anybody” over the Ukraine crisis after it denied its forces were operating in Crimea, as US Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to meet his Russian counterpart on Wednesday.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council holds 3rd emergency meeting on Ukraine

UN Ukraine Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev listens during a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014 at UN headquarters. Sergeyev claimed Russian troops were still pouring into Crimea, in violation of international accords.  AP

An emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, called by Russia to set out in greater detail its policy after being threatened by US and EU sanctions, was told Monday by Russia’s UN ambassador that Ukraine’s fugitive president had requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region “to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Roxas finds unlikely ally as Escudero rejects resignation call

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Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has found an unlikely ally in Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who rejected a colleague’s resignation call for Roxas.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Clashes kill 29 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Egyptian women wave nationals flags and posters of Egypt's Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a pro-military rally marking the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. AP

At least 29 people were killed in clashes in Egypt Saturday during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country’s violent polarization.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon boots Iran out of Syria peace talks

In this Jan. 19, 2014, photo provided by the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs correspondents at the UN headquarters in New York on the decision by the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Armed Forces to participate in the upcoming Geneva Conference on Syria. Ban on Monday, Jan. 20, abruptly excluded Iran from this week's Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country's war.  AP

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday abruptly excluded Iran from this week’s Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country’s war.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

South Korea dismisses Kim Jong-Un’s peace gesture

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea on Friday dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s conciliatory words in his New Year message as an empty gesture, urging Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear programs to show it is committed to better relations.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
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  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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