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Heightened rescue operation on for abducted Filipina—Palace


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has intensified its search and rescue operations in Mindanao after the abduction of a Filipina and a Chinese national in Semporna, Malaysia, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine troops hunt militants behind Malaysia abductions

Malaysian security forces at the resort. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Philippine soldiers have been deployed to a remote southern island where suspected Islamic militants are believed to have taken two female hostages seized from a resort in neighbouring Malaysia, the military said Friday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA confirms abduction of Filipina in Sabah

Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Thursday the abduction of a Filipina and a Chinese tourist in a resort in Semporna, Malaysia.

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

Malaysian forces in massive hunt for Abu Sayyaf gunmen

Malaysian security forces at the resort. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Malaysian security forces have launched a massive hunt for gunmen who grabbed two women – a tourist from China and a Filipino resort worker – along the sea borders with southern Philippines.

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

Abu Sayyaf men abduct 2 in Malaysia–officials


A 29-year-old Chinese national and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted from a resort off Semporna, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abducted Asian girl found in California

Seven-year-old Natalie Calvo was kidnapped by an Asian man from her residence on Friday but was found on the same day, California polie said.  AP

A seven-year-old girl, reportedly of Filipino ancestry, was abducted Friday by a man who suspectedly followed her trail from a grocery store in California but was found safe on the same day.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: Bansil sisters still remain captives of Abu Sayyaf

Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

On June 22, Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were abducted by at least 10 armed men in Patikul town, Sulu province, while riding a passenger jeepney to Jolo town. The two were doing a film on the sultanate of Sulu.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Freed Jordanian names Abu Sayyaf kidnapper

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up 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. AP FILE PHOTO/Nickee Butlangan

A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.

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

AFP optimistic Filipino peacekeepers will be freed unharmed


The Philippine military on Wednesday expressed optimism that the abduction of four United Nations peacekeepers in Syria will be “resolved without any untoward incident,” just the same as the incident in March.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Kidnapped Australian Rodwell remains in captivity—military

Australian Richard Warren Rodwell. AFP FILE PHOTO

Kidnapped Australian national Richard Warren Rodwell remained in captivity as of 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the military claimed.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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