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Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

Hawthi Shiite rebel

Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Humiliated pro-Ukraine woman still bears scars of abuse

Ukrainian Irina Dovgan, 52, gives an interview to AFP on Sept. 5, 2014 in Kiev. Wearing a "Thank God I am Ukrainian" T-shirt given to her by a local TV station, Dovgan, who is openly pro-Ukrainian, recounts her four days of captivity, which started on Aug. 24 at the hands of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, where was subjected to torture and public insults until foreign journalists saw her.  AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV

Clad in the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s national flag, Irina Dovgan stood on a street of the rebel-held city of Donetsk as passersby punched, kicked and spat on her, sometimes crushing tomatoes in her bruised face.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels


Pro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet on Monday, before Kiev and Moscow’s top diplomats were due to hold urgent talks to defuse tensions over fighting in the east of the ex-Soviet nation. Ukraine’s military said its MiG-29 warplane had been shot down as it carried out “an assignment to eliminate a large group of […]

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

Rebel killed in Negros clash


An alleged rebel was killed while another one and a soldier were wounded in an encounter in Barangay Dian-ay here early Friday.

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

Abu Sayyaf still holding 5 foreign captives, says released hostage

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

A construction worker released by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Sunday reported seeing five foreigners — two Germans, two Chinese and a Malaysian— still being held captive by the notorious bandit group in Sulu.

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