The measure, however, did not specify when the truce would go into force beyond saying it should be 'without delay'
(UPDATED) At least 29 civilians have been killed in fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
(UPDATED) In the biggest attack, Taliban militants storm an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers
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'We will not implement [the SEC ruling] until after the final and binding decision of the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court,' says Securities and Exchange Commission chairperson Teresita Herbosa
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During a council meeting called by Russia, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia presents a new raft of amendments to a draft resolution that would allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations during the pause
President Rodrigo Duterte also revives his old claim that Rappler is 'CIA-sponsored'
The disappearance sparks fears of a repeat of the 2014 mass kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a similar school in Chibok
(UPDATED) Montenegrin government: 'An unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device' in front of the US embassy in Podgorica
International pressure mounts to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs
Students stage walkouts from high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
(UPDATED) Trump also promises 'very strong' background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session" on Wednesday, February 21, in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives
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The alleged extremists, mostly Filipinos, are also accused of trying to help fighters linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group travel to the Philippines to join up with militants there
(UPDATED) In response, Dagoy says, 'Me to apologize? In their dreams! Sila ang mag-apologize sa sundalo ko (They should be the one to apologize to my soldier).'
The DOJ says the CPP-NPA was 'merely buying time' when it entered in peace talks with the government
At least 250 civilians have been killed since the escalation began on Sunday, February 18, among them dozens of children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
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(UPDATED) 'Whatever Rappler's offense, the PSG [has] no right to harm Rappler's people [or] threaten them,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
'Pasalamat kayo hindi kayo sinaktan sa pagbabastos na ginawa 'nyo,' says PSG Commander Brigadier General Lope Dagoy
(UPDATED) Trump announces his support for the ban nearly a week after 14 students and 3 teachers were killed at a high school in Florida
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But the Office of the President changes its tune a few hours later
(UPDATED) The escalation comes as pro-government forces are also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old Turkish assault there
'We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself,' adds Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
British Prime Minister Theresa May also warns European partners not to put politics above cooperation against crime and terrorism
Malacañang bares 4 grounds for sacking SSS Commissioner Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña, including embarking on a 'vilification campaign against 4 SSS executives who crossed his path'
The central bank attributes this to investor optimism over the passage of the first phase of the tax reform program, positive corporate earnings, and the expected infrastructure spending this year
The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US President Donald Trump's announcement last August that the American presence in Afghanistan will remain open-ended
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'The president is replacing them (Valdez and La Viña) because he thinks the SSS will be more efficient if there is no rift in the SSS board,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
President Rodrigo Duterte did not renew the terms of Social Security Sysytem chairman Amado Valdez and Commissioner Pompee La Viña
A presidential decree announces Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih as the new head of the country's National Intelligence and Security Service
President Bashar al-Assad's regime intensifies its bombardment of the besieged region outside Damascus
'The hearing will shed answers and more information on the Frigates Acquisition Project,' says former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado
'He calls on all to work for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence and exercise restraint,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric
Crossing the line is an experiment. It shows us what happens when the nation's sacred cows are shamed, and what happens when the Duterte regime raises sacred cows of their own.
Diplomats say it remained unclear whether Russia would resort to its veto to block the draft resolution proposing the ceasefire
The strikes were to counter an 'unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters,' the US Central Command says
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The US Justice Department announces that 13 members of the Infraud Organization, responsible for $530 million in losses among victims, have been arrested
The remaining 3 judges of the Supreme Court say they are rescinding their February 1 order to release the prisoners 'in light of the concerns raised by the President'
The fresh show of defiance comes after Abdeslam berated judges for being anti-Muslim, refused to stand and said that he put his 'trust in Allah' on the first day of the trial
(UPDATED) Salah Abdeslam, who has declined to to speak to investigators since his arrest in March 2016, immediately signals his defiance by refusing to stand when asked by the judge and saying he would not cooperate
Sanaa, less than 30 miles (50 kilometers) away, remains stubbornly out of reach despite the recent gains, highlighting the complexities of Yemen’s tangled conflict