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51 Filipinos sign up for repatriation from Libya

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, smoke rises over the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and officials at the parliament in Tripoli, Libya, on May 18, 2014. A total of 51 Filipinos have so far signed up for voluntary repatriation from Libya. AP PHOTO/LIBYAN NATIONAL ARMY

A total of 51 Filipinos have so far signed up for voluntary repatriation from conflict-stricken Libya while the Philippine government readied possible exit points for Philippine citizens in case air travel would no longer be viable.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH denies spying on Qatar after convictions

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The government denied Tuesday it was spying on Qatar, after three Filipinos were convicted of espionage in the Gulf state.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Filipina nurse in Saudi Arabia quarantined in hospital for MERS-CoV

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A nurse from Negros Occidental suspected of having the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) has been quarantined in the intensive care unit of the King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia, her husband said Sunday.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Filipino envoys meet over MERS-CoV

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) brought together the heads of the Philippine missions in the Middle East and Africa in a special meeting in Turkey recently to discuss strategies to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), ebola and other deadly viruses to Filipinos working in these regions.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Slain Fil-Am doctor’s colleague recalls Kabul attack

An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. AP/Massoud Hossaini

It was midmorning at Cure International Hospital in Kabul when Dr. Jerry Umanos took a phone call. He told co-workers he had to meet some guests at the front gate and would be right back.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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