More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

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NEW YORK — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of Syria's besieged is at the heart of peace talks that […] The post More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says appeared … [Read more...]

More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

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NEW YORK — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of Syria's besieged is at the heart of peace talks that […] The post More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says appeared … [Read more...]

UN sanctions on North Korea failing, 10 years on — UN experts

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UNITED NATIONS, United States — A raft of UN sanctions imposed on North Korea over the past decade has failed to prevent Pyongyang from scaling up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a UN panel of experts has concluded. “There are serious questions about the efficacy of the current United Nations sanctions regime,” the experts […] The post UN sanctions on North Korea … [Read more...]

Party-list groups kick off campaign in Cotabato City

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COTABATO CITY – The Anak Mindanao (Amin) party-list kicked off its campaign here with a motorcade around the city on Tuesday morning. Some 2,000 Amin leaders and supporters of party-list Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman were onboard vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles as they roamed around the city starting 8 a.m. Tuesday. Rep. Hataman, wife of Gov. […] The post Party-list … [Read more...]

Aquino OKs DBP, Land Bank merger

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President Benigno Aquino III has given his go-ahead for the merger of state-run banks Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Executive Order (EO) No. 198 issued on Feb. 4 and published Tuesday said the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) earlier determined that “it is in the best interest […] The post Aquino OKs DBP, Land Bank merger … [Read more...]