Tag: Philippines

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staffNovember 4, 2017

Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit . It will ...

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staffOctober 17, 2017

Philippines city freed from militants

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the city of Marawi “liberated” from militants, even as fighting continues. The army said ...

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staffSeptember 21, 2017

Philippines commemorates 1972 martial law

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Security forces are on alert for rallies Thursday, around the country to commemorate the 45th anniversary ...

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staffAugust 24, 2017

Australian spy chief criticised for Duterte fist photo

The boss of Australia’s foreign intelligence agency has been criticised for clenching his fist in a photo with Philippines President ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

US Navy to discipline USS Fitzgerald sailors

The US Navy has announced that about a dozen sailors are to be disciplined after seven crew on the USS ...

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staffAugust 7, 2017

North Korea calls offer of talks from the South ‘insincere’

North Korea has dismissed an offer of talks from the South as “insincere”. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had ...

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staffJuly 22, 2017

Martial law extended in the Philippines

Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive ...

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staffJuly 4, 2017

Philippines Supreme Court upholds Duterte’s martial law

The Philippines Supreme Court has overwhelmingly upheld the enforcement of martial law in the southern region of Mindanao, which President Rodrigo Duterte said was ...

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staffJune 10, 2017

Marawi siege: US special forces aiding Philippine army

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army ...

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staffJune 6, 2017

Philippines halts deployment of workers to Qatar

The Philippines has halted the deployment of workers to Qatar because of the possible “ripple effects” of several Arab powers breaking ...