Pakistan opposes preconditions for talks with Afghan Taliban

January 12, 2016 7:21 am· Comments Off on Pakistan opposes preconditions for talks with Afghan Taliban 

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 11 — Pakistan on Monday opposed preconditions in talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban and suggested incentives to encourage the insurgents to come to the negotiations table.

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China calls on parties to Korean conflict to deescalate tensions

January 12, 2016 7:21 am· Comments Off on China calls on parties to Korean conflict to deescalate tensions 

BEIJING, Jan. 11 — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei stated that china resolutely opposed North Korea's nuclear tests.

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Depression in the Desert? Riyadh reels as oil prices plummet

January 12, 2016 7:21 am· Comments Off on Depression in the Desert? Riyadh reels as oil prices plummet 

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 — Falling oil prices are emptying Saudi Arabia's state coffers as the country grapples with its military and social needs, according to the French newspaper Les Echos.

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"Shots fired" in Harbin ice bar

January 12, 2016 7:21 am· Comments Off on "Shots fired" in Harbin ice bar 

HARBIN, Jan. 11 — A bar made of ice started serving cocktails Monday in northeast China's Harbin City.

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2 men nabbed for gun ban violation in Cebu City

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on 2 men nabbed for gun ban violation in Cebu City 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 — Two persons were arrested for violation of the election gun ban in a checkpoint in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City shortly after midnight on Sunday.

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PCSO gives 10 ambulances to Palawan

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on PCSO gives 10 ambulances to Palawan 

By Jesus M. Ustares

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Jan. 11 (PNA) — Ten units of ambulance were given by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to the province of Palawan over the weekend to service the emergency needs of patients in distant municipalities.

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ARMM bans sardines fishing in Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait for 3 months

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on ARMM bans sardines fishing in Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait for 3 months 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 11 (PNA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BFAR-ARMM) has started implementing a three-month closed season for sardine fishing off Sulu Sea and Basilan Strait to allow fish to spawn freely.

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2 gun ban suspects collared in northern Mindanao

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on 2 gun ban suspects collared in northern Mindanao 

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City, Jan. 11 – Police have arrested two persons suspected of violating the nationwide election gun ban.

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NGCP-NL taps public to safeguard towers

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on NGCP-NL taps public to safeguard towers 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 11 — The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines – Northern Luzon (NGCP-NL) appeals to the public to assist in safeguarding transmission facilities in the Cordillera region.

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Panay island generally peaceful as election period starts

January 12, 2016 7:17 am· Comments Off on Panay island generally peaceful as election period starts 

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE, Jan. 11 – – The island of Panay, composed of four provinces, was described to be generally peaceful at the start of the election period Sunday.

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