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Ethiopia holds funeral service for murdered army chief

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Ethiopia has been left reeling after this weekend's violence, a massive blow to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has embarked on an ambitious project of economic and political reforms in the nation

NEWS. A man reads the Ethiopian newspaper 'The Reporter', depicting the portraits of killed Ambachew Mekonen (L), President of the Ahmara Region, and of Gen. Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Forces, in Addis Ababa, on June 24, 2019. Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP

'No proof' Myanmar military persecuted Rohingya – army chief

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya

ROHINGYA CRISIS. In this file photo, Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

ASEAN armies in PH to show who has best shooters

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The contest happens alongside the meeting of ASEAN army chiefs who will themselves engage in a friendly shooting competition

AARM 2016. The Philippines is hosting ASEAN countries for the annual marksmanship battle. Photo from @AARM2016Phl Twitter account

Thailand's army seizes power in coup

May 22, 2014 - 6:08 PM

2nd UPDATE The commander in chief who has invoked martial law says the coup was needed to prevent the conflict from escalating

MARTIAL LAW. Thai soldiers stand next to portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the declaration of martial law at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand on May 20, 2014. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

No Cudia in welcome dinners for PMA 'Siklab Diwa' Class of 2014

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:03 PM

The PMA is currently embroiled in a controversy because of the dismissal of one of its cadets set to graduate with honors

WELCOME: Navy chief Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano hosts a reception dinner for incoming officers. Photo from the Philippine Navy

Iriberri thanks Gazmin as he assumes Army command

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:09 PM

New Army chief Major General Hernando Iriberri says he knows that times are changing for the military

CHANGE OF COMMAND: President Aquino hands over the Command Saber to the incoming 56th Commanding General, Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri. President Aquino presided over the Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony. Photo from the Philippine Army

Rappler Newscast | January 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Philippine gov t launches open data portal and cashless purchase system Army chief says ignore China s fishing laws Protesters threaten to capture Thai PM

Shake-up: AFP top brass retiring this year

Jan 09, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Armed Forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista and 8 three star generals are retiring in 2014

CLASSMATES: AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista and Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Soldiers yet to return looted items to Zambo resident

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Victim Vicente Bebot Guingona uncle of a city councilor says the soldiers could have looted other houses in the combat zone

BURNED: More than 10,000 houses were damaged by fires inside the combat zone. Photo by LeAnne Jazul