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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it had imposed sanctions on eight Syrian prisons run by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's intelligence apparatus and five senior officials who control the sites, where human rights abuses have taken place.
NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port of Djibouti was blocked by youths angered by a deadly militia attack on their region.
President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final State of the Nation speech.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech late on Monday (july 26), while defending his non-confrontational approach in the country's territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte said the country’s battle against illegal drugs remained unfinished business, in comments made in his final State of the Nation address before he ends his single six-year term next year.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the battle against narcotics is far from over, more than five years after he began a brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands and prompted an accusation of possible crimes against humanity.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the Philippines on Monday, calling for President Rodrigo Duterte to be prosecuted after his term ends next year.
Citizens from Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen can now apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States, provided they are applying for the first time, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced.
In Myanmar, cartoons are one of the artforms that's helping to keep protests going against the military coup.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): The Philippines' Supreme Court has ruled that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot invoke the country's withdrawal from the Rome Statute to skirt investigation of his alleged crime related to his war on drugs.