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Abu Sayyaf clashes with MNLF troops after freeing 2 Filipino captives

Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte

Kidnappers have released the two Filipino crew members of Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, just as reports surfaced that members of the Moro National Liberation Front have clashed with Abu Sayyaf in its bid to pressure the bandit group into releasing more of their captives.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 Filipinos from Algeria hostage crisis come home, complain about embassy response


Four more overseas Filipino workers from the Algerian gas facility that was attacked by Islamic militants last week arrived in Manila on Wednesday.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

AFP: No threats yet from Islamic extremists in wake of US movie

A Muslim man waves a red and white Indonesian flag as he and his fellow protesters are engulfed in white smoke of tear gas fired by riot police officers during a protest against American-made film "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam and depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman, outside the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesians angered over the anti-Islam film clashed with police outside the embassy on Monday, hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails and burning tires outside the mission. AP PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) played down, on Tuesday, rumors that alleged foreign Islamic extremists might have slipped into the country to spark violence during local protest actions against the US-made film, “Innocence of Muslims,” which triggered unrest in several Muslim countries.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy in Manila mourns death of colleagues in Libya, tightens security


The United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday mourned the deaths of their colleagues in Libya as police heightened its security measures at its building along Roxas Boulevard.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP keeps up intelligence on terror groups as world marks 9-11 anniversary


Osama bin Laden is dead but the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not letting its guard down as the world marks on Tuesday the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malacañang aide hails Indonesian terrorist’s conviction

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday lauded the conviction of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Military tells Malaysians to prove terrorist is alive


The burden of proof falls on the skeptics. So said the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which on Saturday insisted that Marwan, the Malaysian extremist with a $5 million prize on his head, was really dead, rebuffing the claims to the contrary of a Malaysian security official.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia says terrorist survived Mindanao raid

A Malaysian militant with a $5 million US bounty on his head survived a recent Philippine air strike, a Malaysian counter-terror official said Friday, despite Manila’s claims to the contrary.

Posted: March 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Al-Qaida links with Southeast Asia fraying


A top Indonesian terror suspect captured in the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was later killed insists he was unaware of the al-Qaida leader’s presence there, according to the video of his interrogation obtained by The Associated Press.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine military not raising alert level despite blasts in Asia


The Armed Forces of the Philippines is not raising its alert status amid bomb attacks in Asia since Monday.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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