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PH pulls peacekeepers out of Golan Heights ahead of time

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In this handout photo taken on October 2013 and released by Philippine Armed Forces public affairs office (AFP-PAO) on August 29, 2014 shows officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for the Golan Heights posing for photos during their send-off ceremony at the army heradquarters in Manila.  Heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on August 29 in a Golan Heights standoff hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, Filipino authorities said. AP

More than 240 Filipino peacekeepers arrived in Manila on Friday after pulling out two weeks early from a U.N. mission in the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the border region, the Philippine military said Friday.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK envoy supports US attack vs ISIS

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British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad expressed support for the US’ order to launch airstrikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) saying that the group does not represent the values of Islam.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Americas,Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace backs PH peacekeepers’ escape

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In this handout photo taken on October 2013 and released by Philippine Armed Forces public affairs office (AFP-PAO) on August 29, 2014 shows officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for the Golan Heights posing for photos during their send-off ceremony at the army heradquarters in Manila.  Heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on August 29 in a Golan Heights standoff hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, Filipino authorities said. AP

The Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights who made a daring escape from the Syrian rebels after being locked in a standoff “could hardly be called cowards,” Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH: Nurse from Saudi returns to PH positive with MERS-CoV

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

The Department of Health said in a press briefing Wednesday that a Filipina nurse who has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Filipino troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

BORDER CROSSING  A Filipino member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force waves as his armored vehicle passes the Israel-annexed Golan Heights near Quneitra, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria (inset: map). UN peacekeepers caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights were evacuated as the fate of 44 of their Fijian colleagues captured by Syrian rebels remained uncertain.  AFP

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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