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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 »

BI has deported over 40 foreign criminals, ‘undesirable’ aliens since January

PHOTO from Bureau of Immmigration website.

More than 40 “undesirable aliens,” including an alleged member of the notorious terror group Al-Qaeda, were deported back to their native countries since January this year, according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia blames Abu Sayyaf for tourist kidnapping

A Malaysian policeman maintains a checkpoint on a road leading to an area in Malaysian police   AFP PHOTO

Malaysian police said on Saturday an Al-Qaeda linked terror group from the Philippines was believed to be behind the killing of a Taiwanese tourist and the kidnapping of his wife.

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

Jihadists say Syria rebel beheaded in error–watchdog

A rebel fighter takes aim at regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. AFP

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria have admitted beheading a fellow rebel by mistake after believing him to be an Iraqi Shiite fighting alongside regime forces, a watchdog said on Friday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA monitors no ‘specific threats’ to PH diplomatic posts abroad

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has not monitored any specific threats to its posts abroad after the United States (US) has closed at least 20 of its embassies in the Middle East and Africa due to threats.

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