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PM leaves for New York to attend UN General Assembly session

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/APP) — Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday left here for New York to attend the United Nation’s General Assembly session. The Prime Minister was sent off by…

Poe to submit FOI committee report on Monday

MANILA, (PNA) – A week after easily hurdling the committee level, Senator Grace Poe is ready to submit on Monday the committee report of the Freedom of Information Bill. ”Yes…

Aquino says attaining peaceful and prosperous country rests in citizens

MANILA, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said attaining the goal of establishing a peaceful, stable, and prosperous country rests largely in the hands of the Filipino citizens, especially…

Putin says he may run for re-election in 2018

MOSCOW, (PNA/Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was possible he would run for re-election in 2018. Putin made the remarks when talking with former French Prime Minister Francois…

Russian, Georgian diplomats discuss border issues

TBILISI, (PNA/RIA Novosti) –- Georgian premier’s special envoy for relations with Russia discussed Georgian breakaway republic’s borders during his meeting with a Russian deputy foreign minister in the Czech capital…

Lao HIV/AIDS center calls for financial support

VIENTIANE, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Lao Center for HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS) is calling for additional financial support for its work in spreading information about HIV/AIDS to at-risk sections of the public. “Dr….

OPCE Executive Council to meet on Syria Sept 22

THE HAGUE, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will meet on September 22 to discuss ways to implement the Russian-U.S. framework…

Bishops on 14th month pay proposal

MANILA, (PNA) — Catholic bishops said that workers in the country should be given “fair” salary before considering giving them other financial benefits. According to retired Caloocan bishop Deogracias Iniguez…

Obama nominates Indian-American as U.S. district court judge

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American attorney from Chicago to a key judiciary post in Illinois. Manish S Shah (40), was…

Roxas: Captured MNLF rebels to be detained at BuCor facility in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas II disclosed Friday that the captured Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels “that are awaiting processing” will be detained at the…

Rouhani calls for constructive interaction with US

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — Ahead of the next week’s UN General Assembly, the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has called for a “constructive interaction” with the United States, as the White…

Interior Minister meets Human Rights watch delegation

SANA’A, (PNA/Saba) — Interior Minister Abdul-Qader Qahtan met here on Thursday with Human Rights Watch’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa Joe Stork. Qahtan underlined the Ministry’s…

Legislators cross party lines to support restoration of P3.3-B budget slashed from state universities, colleges

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, (PNA) — More than 20 solons on Friday crossed party lines to call for more funding for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) as they join…

Docena, Fronda win in 7th round of World Junior Chess C’ship

MANILA, (PNA) — Philippine representatives to the World Junior Chess Championship Jerad Docena (ELO 2227) defeated Ozan Cingoz (ELO 1918) of Turkey while counterpart Jan Jodilyn Fronda (ELO 2038) beat…

Syria’s Assad stresses commitment to chemical weapon treaty

DAMASCUS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed commitment to the chemical weapon treaty as part of a broader deal between Russia and the United States to dismantle Syria’s chemical…