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Philippines' Duterte plays down China military facilities in disputed sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China's construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states. Duterte also blamed past governments for not building up the country's defenses in the Spratly archipelago at a time when Beijing was only starting to build its artificial islands and turning them into military bases. On China's construction, he added: "It's not intended for us.

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Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.

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Philippines' Duterte plays down China military facilities in disputed sea

Added: 21.02.2018 2:09 | 0 views | 0 comments


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China's construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states. Duterte also blamed past governments for not building up the country's defenses in the Spratly archipelago at a time when Beijing was only starting to build its artificial islands and turning them into military bases. On China's construction, he added: "It's not intended for us.

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Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

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Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

Added: 20.02.2018 23:49 | 0 views | 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.

From: www.yahoo.com

Philippines 'concerned' as US intelligence tags Rodrigo Duterte a threat to democracy

Added: 20.02.2018 22:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

Duterte is taking seriously the US Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said.

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Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

Added: 20.02.2018 22:45 | 0 views | 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.

From: www.yahoo.com

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Added: 20.02.2018 22:30 | 0 views | 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

From: www.yahoo.com

Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

Added: 20.02.2018 21:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

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