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DFA lowers alert levels for Israel, Palestine

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the U.N. observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future — and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East — in doubt.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Citing that the security situation in Israel and Palestine has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered its alert levels.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace: Only chartered flights from China canceled

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Only chartered flights from China were canceled after it issued a travel warning against the Philippines, Malacañang clarified on Thursday.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos not hostile toward Chinese in PH—Palace

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: Friendly initiatives, please. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Wednesday refused to comment on a China paper’s editorial asking President Benigno Aquino III for a public apology but said there is no hostility toward Chinese nationals in the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ‘quasi-rogue’ state—Chinese state-run paper

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SCREENGRAB from www.globaltimes.cn

A Chinese state-run publication has called the Philippines a “quasi-rogue” state and demanded a public apology from President Benigno Aquino III for what it called “serial attacks on Chinese citizens.”

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UP, Ateneo up in world university rankings–survey

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QS world rankings (Taken from Quacquarelli Symonds website)

The “Big Four” universities in the Philippines remain among the top 800 universities in the world, with the University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo De Manila University (Ateneo) improving their rankings on the latest global university survey published Tuesday.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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