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US military promises to fix Zamboanga City airport runway

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The US military has committed to rehabilitate the battered 1.8-kilometer runway of the Zamboanga City International Airport which it has been using for about a dozen years, the airport’s manager said.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US military assisted PH forces during Battle of Zamboanga

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Government troops stand by the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels Sept. 28, 2013, in Zamboanga City.  AP FILE PHOTO

A US military unit stationed in Mindanao assisted Philippine soldiers with “information and communication assets” during a 23-day battle between government troops and renegade guerrillas of the Moro National Liberation Front here in September last year.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese woman, daughter abducted in Basilan

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Two Chinese nationals were abducted in Isabela City in Basilan Thursday night, police said Friday.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Atyani says he escaped due to lax security at Abu Sayyaf camp

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In this photo taken on Monday June 11, 2012 veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, poses by the sea wall in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines during his taping of his story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila.  AP

“Now I see the light of freedom. My freedom is back.”

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf abductors free Jordanian journalist

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Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, undergoes medical checkup following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. Baker Atyani, a Jordanian national who met and interviewed Osama Bin Laden and his aides in Afghanistan months before the Sept.11, 2001 attacks and now Al-Arabiya's TV Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, was doing a story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila, when kidnapped June 12, 2012, with his two Filipino crew on a restive Jolo island where militants are active, officials said.   AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani was released by his Abu Sayyaf abductors in Patikul, Sulu, Wednesday evening, after 18 months in captivity, police said late Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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