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Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN worried about PH humanitarian crisis

DISPLACED  Villagers queue up to enter a stadium that houses tens of thousands of evacuees who were displaced by the fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City. AP

The United Nations says more than 100,000 Filipinos who have been displaced by two weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels in a southern city are facing a humanitarian crisis.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN voices concern over child warriors in PH

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  AP FILE PHOTO

Some 26 children were recruited as soldiers, messengers and informants in conflict zones while dozens of other minors were slain and maimed in militant attacks and gunfights in the Philippines last year, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in a report.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US: Corruption abets terror in PH

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us department of state logo

While citing its “strong counterterrorism cooperation” with the Philippines, the United States noted that “official corruption” and resource and personnel constraints had stymied the country’s antiterror campaign.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino set to resume talks with communists

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After saying last year that forging a peace deal with the communist rebels appeared to be difficult, on Saturday President Benigno Aquino “spoke about his resolve” to resume the talks, according to spokeswoman Abigail Valte.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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