Jul 5, 2017

Russia may deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalizing an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.Moscow hopes to sign the final documents with Ankara and ...

Philippines' top court upholds Duterte's martial law declaration

Jul 4, 2017

Philippines' top court upholds Duterte's martial law declaration

The Philippines’ top court on Tuesday upheld President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in the southern third of the country, dismissing petitions to nullify it.Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said 11 of 15 justices voted to dismiss the consolidated petitions filed by opposition lawmakers, ...