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Philippine leader says drugs war ‘trivialized’ by human rights concerns

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday promised an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who were "trivializing" his campaign with human...
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Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher

JERUSALEM  - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem as international concern...

Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm...

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Blackstone Group (BX.N) is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million,...

Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire

BEIRUT - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a...

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

MANILA Philippines - Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is...

Duterte sees Marawi crisis ending in 10-15 days

President Rodrigo Duterte said he sees the Marawi crisis ending in 10 to 15 days — around the date when he will deliver his...

Being senator, boxer maybe too much for Pacquiao’ “Freddie Roach”

It is no secret that Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao always has his plate full. But this time he just might be spreading himself too...

Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on Aztecs

A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of...

Tour bus bursts into flames after collision in Germany, many killed

Many people were killed when a coach burst into flames after colliding with a truck on a motorway in the German state of Bavaria...

Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations

Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday,...

There’s divisiveness among Maute group leaders

Manila, Philippines — Issues with money and logistical support are sowing divisiveness among the leaders of the terror Maute group in Marawi City, the...
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Philippines pivots to China

Kristie Lu Stout asks Philippine finance secretary Carlos Dominguez whether his country is putting trade over territorial disputes with China.