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Gov’t troop deployment near MILF camps to foil BIFF attacks, says general

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF slams military’s troop deployment as war posturing

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violating the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gear” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

Russian Mig-29 fighter jet  AFP FILE PHOTO

A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel: 12-hour Gaza cease-fire to start Saturday

Smoke rises from a vehicle, destroyed by an Israeli strike, in Gaza City, early Saturday, July 26, 2014. Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as first step toward a broader deal and Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP chief Catapang tells of cheating death on ‘flying coffin’

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On a tour of the various commands, new Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. showed his lighter side when he regaled members of the military branch, known for being “all air and no force” and for its “flying coffins,” with his own life-and-death tale.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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