Critics question independence and mandate of new body tasked with investigating allegations of human rights violations in beleaguered state.
A network of highway checkpoints lets troops keep militants outside cities on the island of Mindanao and double up patrols of the countryside.
Thursday's aftershock caused instant panic after Sunday's quake in the region killed more than 300 people.
Hundreds of former activists gather on campus of Yangon University to observe the August 8, 1988 launch of a deadly struggle for democracy
China has responded to criticism by claiming it has the right to build on its territory and defend its strategic interests at all costs.
Famous children's bear has become a symbol of censorship since President Xi Jinping rose to office in 2013.
President says his trade policies, along with tax cuts, will drive continued growth in the US economy.
Government to review more than 50 projects fatal collapse.
While the Trump administration has said there is 'no time limit' for implementing the North Korea nuclear agreement, analysts say, economic and political pressures are building.
Sun Wenguang has not been heard from since police broke into his apartment while he was criticizing Xi and Chinese aid to Africa.
Another Trump-Kim meeting is seen as 'unwise' unless Pyongyang provides verifiable accounting of existing nuclear weapons and agrees to concrete steps toward denuclearization.
National security adviser John Bolton says US wants performance, not rhetoric from Pyongyang