PNP-ARMM: No election hotspot in region yet

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on PNP-ARMM: No election hotspot in region yet 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 1 — The identification of possible election hotspots in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the October 28 barangay polls would all depend on the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (CoCs) on Oct. 11-17, the region’s police office said.

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Man with hand grenade, handgun nabbed in Bataan

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on Man with hand grenade, handgun nabbed in Bataan 

PILAR, Bataan, Oct. 1 — Police arrested a man in possession of a hand grenade and a handgun and was reportedly extorting money as “revolutionary tax” from residents of a village here over the weekend.

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Sierra Leone won't withdraw troops from Somalia despite threats

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on Sierra Leone won't withdraw troops from Somalia despite threats 

FREETOWN, Oct. 1 — Sierra Leone would not withdraw its military personnel from Somalia despite threats from the Al-Shabaab group, the country's top defense official said here Monday.

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Turkmenistan opposes use of military force in global affairs: FM

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on Turkmenistan opposes use of military force in global affairs: FM 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 — Turkmenistan said on Monday that it rejected use of military force as a tool of foreign policy and international relations.

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Roundup: Initial probe into Syrian chemical weapons ends as ridding weapons now on agenda

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Initial probe into Syrian chemical weapons ends as ridding weapons now on agenda 

By William M. Reilly

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Events in Syria took a turn on Monday with the initial chemical weapons inspection team departing Damascus as Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) begins its assignment Tuesday to eliminate such munitions from the country.

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New global development agenda not just about environmental protection — Hungary

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on New global development agenda not just about environmental protection — Hungary 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 — Hungary said here Monday that the new global development agenda is not just about environmental protection, it should include a set of comprehensive actions aimed at realizing sustainable development of societies, economies and environment.

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No ‘power’ job offers for opposition leader Navalny – Kremlin

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on No ‘power’ job offers for opposition leader Navalny – Kremlin 

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 — The Kremlin is not considering the possibility of offering a position in the echelons of power to opposition leader Alexei Navalny until he proves himself as a capable politician, the head of the presidential administration said.

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1st LD: Iran's IRGC calls Rouhani's phone conversation with Obama " a mistake"

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on 1st LD: Iran's IRGC calls Rouhani's phone conversation with Obama " a mistake" 

TEHRAN, Oct 1 — The recent telephone conversation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama in New York was a "mistake," the commander of Iran's powerful Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday.

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Roundup: Myanmar parliament resumes sessions in Nay Pyi Taw

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Myanmar parliament resumes sessions in Nay Pyi Taw 

By Feng Yingqiu

YANGON, Oct. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Myanmar's parliament sessions are due to resume later on Tuesday in Nay Pyi Taw with two separate sessions of the two Houses to take place first in the morning, while the session of the Union Parliament comprising both houses to be followed in the afternoon.

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IDB to donate 400,000 USD for Mexico storm reconstruction

October 1, 2013 10:25 am· Comments Off on IDB to donate 400,000 USD for Mexico storm reconstruction 

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 1 — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced Monday it would donate 400,000 U.S dollars to the Mexico Red Cross to support the reconstruction in several states in Mexico affected by the two storms Ingrid and Manuel.

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