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CPP declares ceasefire for Christmas, Papal visit

The NPA is the armed unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and has been waging an insurgency since 1969. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Communist Party of the Philippines on Wednesday declared a ceasefire in time for the holidays and the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Palestinians rest amid the rubble of the 15-story Basha Tower that was leveled in early morning Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. AP

The Palestinians said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.

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

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

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Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel, Hamas resume fire after 3-day Gaza truce

A Palestinian walks into a house, destroyed by an Israeli strike in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, Gaza Strip, as the national flag flies on the rubble, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. AP

Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks on Friday, after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel-Hamas truce ends; talks on Gaza deadlocked

A Palestinian boy surveys the destruction of buildings at a residential neighborhood, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Hamas held on Thursday its first public rally since a cease-fire with Israel, with Hamas official Mushir al-Masri, vowing the militant group would never give up its arms and will continue to fight until the Gaza Strip blockade is lifted. (AP)

A three-day truce between Israel and Hamas has expired after indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »