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OFWs with labor contracts may now return to Yemen — DFA

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) downgraded on Wednesday its crisis alert for Filipinos in Yemen from Level 3, signaling voluntary repatriation, to the restriction phase under Level 2 as it cited the “improving security and political situation” there.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Remains of 7 Filipinos killed in Yemen arriving Tuesday

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The bodies of the seven Filipinos killed in the bombing of Yemen’s defense ministry complex early this month will arrive in the Philippines on Tuesday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos played dead to survive Yemen attack

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This photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry shows damaged vehicles after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. AP

The Filipinos who survived the initial suicide attack in a Defense Ministry Complex in Yemen capital city of Sana’a had to pretend to be dead to avoid getting killed in a shootout that followed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

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

Chinese cops nab 5 suspects in Tiananmen attack

Chinese paramilitary policemen and uniformed policemen, in blue, seal off a pavement leading to Tiananmen Gate, following a car fire in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. AP PHOTO

Chinese authorities have captured five suspects in a fatal car crash on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state media said Wednesday, describing the incident as a “terrorist attack” for the first time.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila tightens security around US embassy, potential terror targets

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US EMBASSY. AP FILE PHOTO

The government on Sunday scrambled to tighten security around the US Embassy in Manila and other potential targets for attacks following a global alert on Al Qaeda-linked jailbreaks in several countries.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty appeals to Filipino captors of 2 sisters

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

Amnesty International and the family of two Filipino-Algerian sisters called for suspected Islamic extremists to release the women immediately, saying Thursday that they are human rights defenders and filmmakers who focused on the plight of impoverished Muslims in Mindanao.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boston mayhem: Renewing one’s faith

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THE AUTHOR and her husband Steve are long-time residents of Massachusetts. Photo by The FilAm

On April 15, my birthday, a pair of bombs battered the beautiful city of Boston. Everything I planned for that weekend went well. A prayer meeting Friday night, a dinner with my husband Steve and my in-laws on Saturday afternoon, followed by a party for a friend’s 65th birthday.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sabah-based Filipinos accused of giving money to Abu Sayyaf

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Armed members of Moro National Liberation Front, a Muslim rebel group that signed a 1996 peace pact with the Philippine Government, arrive at Patikul town on the volatile island of Jolo in southern Philippines on Jan. 15, 2013, to seek the release of foreign and Filipino hostages long held by al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen.  AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

Several Filipinos in Sabah have been helping militants in Sulu by regularly sending them money, a ranking Malaysian police official, who was quoted in a radio report, said Tuesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Without ransom, Aussie would have been killed by Easter, says Basilan vice governor

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‘Smiling, skeletal’ is how Australian Warren Richard Rodwell is described after 15 months in captivity.  PHOTO/WESTERN MINDANAO WESTERN COMMAND

The freed Australian kidnap victim Warren Rodwell arrived in Manila on Monday afternoon, for rest and a medical check-up, according to officials.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

MNLF imposes news blackout on status of 3 kidnapped foreigners

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For now, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is withholding any further information about the status of three kidnapped foreigners, who were earlier reported to already be in the MNLF custody.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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