The World Archive

PH, Indonesia, Malaysia start joint patrolling. Meeting on Thursday to consolidate operations. Kidnappings likely to be reduced by joint patrolling.

joint operations will be effective * * * * * * * * * * *

NPA snatches guns from Iloilo Police Station. NDF had just announced cessation of hostilities. 12 firearms including 8 high-power guns taken away.

Iloilo attack opportunistic. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

NO TALKS: The government toughens stand. Troop reinforcements for last ditch battle. Deaths of civilians and military cannot be overlooked.

Talks not possible after so many deaths. * * * * * * * * *

NDF directs NPA to oppose foreign terrorists. Stop hostilities with government forces in Mindanao. Let us fight the enemy without engaging each other.

NDF to the rescue. * * * * * * * * * * * *

AFP and police nab Maute Bomb maker. Jadid Maute posed as fake student of Mindanao State University. Capability of terrorists significantly eroded: AFP.

Bomb maker nabbed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Israel likely to close down Al Jazeera. Bureau chief denies and counters allegations. Action against channel following Arab move.

Israel may follow Arab action. * * * * * * * * * * *

China applauds US help to Philippines. U S Special Forces assisting in Marawi operations . Terrorism is a mankind’s common enemy.

China supports US role. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hooded armed gunmen attack Resorts World, Manila. PNP engaged in gunfight with the attackers. No confirmed reports of the details of the ongoing incident.

Attack opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport. * * * * * * * * * *

Back channel talks on to secure release of hostages. Civil Society organizations helping to secure release. Widespread prayers for release of Priest and others.

Release of hostages sought. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Strict screening of evacuees to nab militants. Night curfew imposed by provincial government. Fleeing rebels using relatives to escape arrest.

Evacuees being checked meticulously. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Two Chinese warplanes intercept US plane. US surveillance plane continues unimpeded. Ist exercise under Freedom of Navigation.

Chinese warplanes confront US plane. PIcs: globalsecurity.org * * * * * * * * *

Rocket lab launches NZ’s 1st Rocket in space. World’s 1st Rocket Launch from a private site. Commercial services to be provided soon.

Rocket launch by NZ. * * * * * * * * * * * *

US ship sails 12 natical miles from Mischief Island. Ist “Freedom of navigation” exercise under Trump. China’s Mischief needs to be controlled.

Mischief Island in focus. * * * * * * * * * * * *

PH to procure armaments from Chinese firm. Letter of intent to be signed today. $500 million loan from China to be used as a last resort.

Armaments from China. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

EU moves for closer ties with ASEAN nations. European Union V. P. for ASEAN meet in August. Enhancing partnerships with regional partners.

EU promoting tradewith ASEAN. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Visiting Forces Agreement with China not admissible: Carpio. Joint military exercises also not possible. Rights need to be asserted in West PH sea.

China not relenting, yet. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Japan upgrades cooperation with ASEAN. Swap deals to boost economy / stability. Cross-border transactions in local currencies.

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Desert National Park, Rajasthan – India Ancient architectural marvels including a fort. Rare blend of flora and fauna; conservation efforts.

Desrt has its own beauty. * * * * * * * * * * *

Ferry services to boost BIMP-EAGA trade. Reduces transit time; saves cost of haulage. Weekly trips to Bitung, Indonesia from Mindanao.

Ferry to reduce costs, improve trade. * * * * * * * * * *

US to force Pyongyang to the negotiating table. THAAD interceptor systems deployed in S. Korea. Military action is now a real option on the table.

US readying for military action. * * * * * * * * * * *

All set for 30th ASEAN summit in Manila. State heads of all 10 member states attending. Elaborate arrangements for rerouting traffic and security.

ASEAN comes to PH. * * * * * * * * * * * *

China challenges planes with Defense officials. Plans to develop Pag-asa: Lorenzano. China has built impressive military infrastructure.

Perking up defense. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

China prevents fishermen to go to Union bank. Chinese Coast Guard fires 6 shots to stop fishermen. Alejano demands strong diplomatic protest.

China belligerent. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

US drops MOAB – MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS. Move to prevent movement of IS in tunnels. Largest non-nuclear bomb used in combat.

MOAB, THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS. * * * * * * * * * *