Philippine army plans schools, varsities deployment to counter rebel recruitment Aug 21, 2019 0 1225 12345 Manila: The Philippine military plans to deploy soldiers to colleges and universities in a bid to counter alleged efforts by communist rebels to recruit students through front organizations, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Officials from the armed forces were coordinating with school administrations regarding the troop deployment, according to Colonel Noel Detoyato, chief of the military’s public affairs office.“This is not only a military suggestion,” he told reporters. “Local government units are also pushing for it due to the very rampant recruitment in schools. We will be there to assist school authorities to neutralize [communist rebel intrusions] at the schools.” Detoyato said the military will not dispatch soldiers until cleared by school officials. (dpa) RELATED ARTICLES India’s Moon probe Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit Aug 21, 2019 0 253 UN, B’desh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar Aug 21, 2019 0 245 Philippines’ Duterte warns of ‘unfriendly’ greeting for uninvited warships Aug 21, 2019 0 768 HK leader says dialogue and ‘mutual respect’ offer way out of chaos Reuters HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide “a way .. More arrests in Indian Kashmir as schools remain deserted Reuters SRINAGAR Security forces detained 30 people overnight in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, local officials said on Tuesday, seeking to keep a tight lid on protests over the federal government’s decision .. Soldier killed, 4 injured in Kashmir border clashes, says Indian army New Delhi: An Indian soldier was killed and four more were injured as Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian frontier posts in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday, India’s army confirmed. India claims it retaliated .. Sri Lanka rejects international criticism of new army chief Colombo: Sri Lanka Tuesday rejected as “unwarranted and unacceptable” mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation’s army chief. The foreign ministry .. Russia and China accuse US of stoking tensions with missile test Reuters MOSCOW Russia and China accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but the foreign ministry in Moscow said it would not be drawn into an arms .. Britain concerned at reports HK consulate worker held in China HONG KONG: Britain said on Tuesday it was “extremely concerned” by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China. Simon Cheng did not return to work on Aug. ..