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Military: Germans abducted by Filipino extremists


Two German tourists who have been missing for three months had been abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and were being held “unharmed” by the al-Qaida-linked gunmen in the jungle in the southern Philippines, security officials said Thursday.

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

2 missing Germans abducted by Abu Sayyaf, says military

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.

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

US ends Philippines anti-terror force

In this March 23, 2013 file photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command, Australian hostage Warren Richard Rodwell, center, arrives at the Command's headquarters in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines following his release by Al-Qaida-linked militants after 15 months of jungle captivity. Philippine security forces have captured two Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern city, including one who allegedly was involved in the kidnappings of an American teenage boy and the Australian man, officials said Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  AP

American and Filipino officials say the US is disbanding an anti-terror task force composed of hundreds of elite military forces after more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mindanao.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina freed by kidnappers in Sabah says ransom was paid


The Filipino migrant worker abducted in Malaysia along with a Chinese national by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in April believes ransom money was paid for their release on May 30 by the family of her fellow captive.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rescued Filipina kidnap victim set to be repatriated to PH

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The rescued Filipina kidnap victim in Malaysia is now in the custody of the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and is set to be repatriated.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »