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The new Philippine president has made headlines for his populist theatrics. But his strategy stems from his status as an outsider trying to manage the fractured geopolitics of the nation. Read more…

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Philippines: Government Agrees To Indefinite Truce With Communist Rebels

The Philippine government and communist rebels on Aug. 26 signed an indefinite extension to a ceasefire to facilitate talks on a peace deal, Rappler reported. Read more…

Turkey: At Least 8 Police Officers Killed In Car Bombing

A car bomb attack Aug. 26 on a checkpoint in southeast Turkey killed at least eight police officers and wounded 45 people, Anadolu Agency reported. Read more…

North Korea: Military Alert Raised To Highest Level

North Korea's military has raised its alert posture to its highest level in response to an annual joint military drill between South Korea and the United States, an unnamed South Korean official said Aug. 26, Yonhap reported. Read more…

Bolivia: Deputy Interior Minister Killed By Striking Miners

Striking mineworkers in Bolivia kidnapped and killed Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes on Aug. 25 in Panduro, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the capital, Reuters reported. Read more…

Colombia: FARC Cease-Fire To Start Aug. 29

A cease-fire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia will officially begin at midnight Aug. 29, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Aug. 25, AFP reported. Read more…

Syria: Turkey Demands Kurdish Fighters Move East Of Euphrates

Turkey, which rolled more tanks south into Syria's Aleppo province on Aug. 25, has warned Kurdish fighters there that they have a week to move back east across the Euphrates River, Reuters reported. Read more…

Nigeria: High Hopes For Niger Delta Investment Summit

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will open a two-day economic and investment summit in Delta state Aug. 26, speaking on behalf of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard reported Aug. 25. Read more…

Zimbabwe: March Ahead Of Coordinated Opposition Protest Turns Violent

A march in Harare against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turned violent Aug. 25 as police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters, Africa News reported. Read more…

Brazil: Final Impeachment Proceedings Begin

The final hearing in the impeachment of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff began Aug. 25, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iran: Tehran Confirms Intercept Of U.S. Naval Vessel

Tehran confirmed on Aug. 25 earlier reports that four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels approached and gave a warning to a U.S. Navy ship transiting in waters near the Strait of Hormuz on Aug. 24, ISNA reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Attack On University In Kabul Ends

Afghan police killed two gunmen Aug. 25 during a search of the American University of Afghanistan campus in Kabul, ending the attack on the university, the chief of Kabul police's Criminal Investigation Department said, AFP reported. Read more…

Italy: At Least 159 Dead In Earthquake

The death toll from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy has risen to at least 159, Italian civil protection officials said Aug. 24, BBC reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Militants Attack Kabul American University Campus

The American University of Afghanistan campus in Kabul is reportedly under attack by militants and is surrounded by police and special operations forces, the university president said, AP reported Aug. 24. Read more…

Syria: Turkish-Backed Rebels Take Jarabulus

Syrian rebels claim to have taken control of Jarabulus from the Islamic State, shortly after the launch of the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield operation, according to unconfirmed reports breaking on Twitter on Aug. 24. Read more…

El Salvador: Government To Launch Anti-Gang Force With Honduras, Guatemala

The leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala signed an agreement Aug. 24 in San Salvador to establish a joint force that will combat organized crime and drug trafficking, Reuters reported. Read more…

Myanmar: 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Region

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on Aug. 24, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more…

Italy: Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 38

At least 38 people were killed in a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy on Aug. 24, Bloomberg, BBC and Reuters reported. Read more…

Thailand: 1 Killed, 29 Injured In Deep South Bombing

At least one person was killed and 29 others were injured when two bombs exploded outside a hotel in Pattani, a town in one of Thailand's insurgency-ridden southernmost provinces, Khao Sod reported Aug. 24. Read more…

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