Left Menu
Development News Edition

U.S. cancels military drills with Philippines over coronavirus

Reuters | Manila | Updated: 27-03-2020 10:48 IST | Created: 27-03-2020 09:33 IST
U.S. cancels military drills with Philippines over coronavirus
Representative image Image Credit: Wikimedia

The United States has canceled annual military exercises with treaty ally the Philippines, it said on Friday, as a precaution against a coronavirus pandemic.

The exercises, set to run from May 4 to May 15, have taken place in the southeast Asian nation for decades, involving thousands of troops from both countries. The alliance with the Philippines is one of Washington's most important in Asia.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

All party meeting - Blocking dialogue not culture of Bengal, Mamata needs to speak up

If that happens, history will record it as the dark age of Bengal....

Diya Jalao for COVID 19: How Modi put Power Grids and power warriors at risk?

While Prime Minister Narendra Modis staunch supporters are busy in search of hidden science behind the sudden announcement of 9minutes9pm campaign but his ignorance of the actual science has put the nation in another danger. The scientists ...

'Diya jalao' for COVID 19: Modi needs to practice his teachings and control fake news on social media

In his video message to the nation on Friday the Prime Minister talks about peoples collective power to win the invincible. However, he has made no concreate efforts to win over the confidence and represent the collective power of the polit...

Videos

Latest News

Blue Jackets' star D Jones (ankle) resumes skating

Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star defenseman Seth Jones resumed skating Sunday at the teams practice facility. Because Jones, who underwent ankle surgery on Feb. 11, is rehabbing an injury, he is allowed to use the facility despite the fact th...

EasyJet founder says will not inject fresh equity into company

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet Plc, has warned that he will not inject any fresh equity into the airline until it terminates a contract with Airbus SE for 4.5 billion pounds 5.50 billion, according to a letter httpseasy.comwpw...

Indian envoy to Tehran visits Indian pilgrims stranded in Qom

Indian ambassador to Iran Gaddam Dharmendra on Sunday visited Qom and interacted with Indian pilgrims housed in a quarantine facility here due to the coronavirus outbreak. During the day-long visit to the facility, he assured the pilgrims t...

U.S. braces for 'hardest' week as coronavirus deaths mount

The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and Louisiana was a sign of trouble to come in o...

Give Feedback