Kerry rejected that criticism, saying he does not believe that "the government of a Bangladesh has its head in the sand". "But believe me, not many people get the opportunity to get up every day and go to work and make a difference in the lives of other people, and that's what you're doing".
He described his campaign against drugs as a harsh war that would involve the military because the problem is now a crisis and claimed the lives of law enforcers. Carlos said Duterte's action is part of the effort to purge the police organization with misfits, particularly those engaged in recycling illegal drugs and taking protection money.
Although their targets have overwhelmingly been confined to Thailand's three southernmost provinces, the militants have apparently carried out isolated attacks elsewhere - detonating, for example, a auto bomb in the underground parking lot of a mall on the tourist island of Koh Samui in April 2015 that wounded at least seven people.
The housing plan reportedly seeks to sidestep the law by deducting the area in question from its military designation. Peace can only be achieved after "taking tangible measures to oblige Israel to commit to the rule of the global community and the resolution of worldwide legitimacy related to the full halt of Israeli settlements in 1967 lands".
The measure goes into effect following the conclusion on Wednesday of peace negotiations under way in Havana since November 2012. It took perseverance, patience, and creativity to reach the comprehensive accord this week, and many believe the process and outcome can serve as inspiration in seeking a negotiated solution to other conflicts around the world.
On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all Gabonese to vote responsibly and urged the candidates and other political stakeholders to abstain from any acts of incitement and maintain a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the election.