Philippine air force strikes ISIS in Marawi

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nsnbc : Philippine air force jets fired rockets at positions of the local Islamic State franchise on Saturday to support ground troops in the campaign aimed to dislodge militants who had seized the city of Marawi, reportedly also with foreign militants, earlier this week. The city of Marawi, home to about 200,000 people, came under siege by Islamic More...

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Military checkpoint. many civilians are trying to avoid being caught up in the crossfire between ISIS insurgents a the military.
By nsnbc On Friday, May 26th, 2017

Philippines: Foreign fighters among insurgents in Marawi

nsnbc : The Philippines’ Solicitor General Jose Calida said Friday that there are foreign fighters among the ranks of the Islamic State’s franchise in the Philippines. Earlier this week the government More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Russian journalist Dmitry Popkov killed in Minusinsk

nsnbc : Russian journalist and anti-corruption activist Dmitry Popkov, was killed in Minusinsk. Popkov, who was the founder and editor-in-chief of the local newspaper Ton-M, was well-known for his work against corruption. Dmitry More...

Isnilon Hapilon - wanted internationally.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

nsnbc : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday due to terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic State linked Maute terror group in Marawi City. Presidential Spokesperson More...

Budi, here in February 2017
By nsnbc On Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Indonesia’s Tanjung Api-Api port to start operating in December 2017: Budi Karya Sumadi

nsnbc : Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said the new Port of Tanjung Api-Api in the Banyuasin region of South Sumatra, is to be operational in December, 2017. Budi, here in February 2017 Budi said More...

Scarborough Shoal
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

China & Philippines launched dialog over South China Sea controversies

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China and the Philippines, on Friday, launched what was described as candid but friendly discussions about their territorial dispute in the South China Sea and related issues after President More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, May 19th, 2017

Beijing ought respect public opinion in Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

nsnbc : Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, on Friday, urged Beijing to correctly understand the meaning of last year’s presidential election and lean to respect the public opinion in Taiwan as the people support More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Cargo and ferry route opens between North Korea and Russia

nsnbc : A new passenger and cargo ferry route has been opened between the Russian port of Vladivostok and the ports of Raijn, Vonsan and Kymgansan. The ferry Man Gyong Bong will sail the route four times per month. The More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 15th, 2017

South Korea to dispatch ex-PM to China as special envoy

nsnbc : South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in has decided to dispatch a former prime minister under the Roh Moo-hyun government to China. During a press conference held on Monday, senior presidential More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 15th, 2017

Lee Ching-yu, wife of detained Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh, to attend U.S. House Committe hearing

nsnbc : Seeking help internationally, Lee Ching-yu, the wife of the detained Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh, accompanied by a group supporting her in her attempt to free her husband, went to the United States More...