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

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Bureau of Immigration building. 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

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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 »

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 »

Al-Qaeda confirms Abou Zeid killed in Mali—report

Abdelhamid Abou Zeid  AFP PHOTO

Al-Qaeda’s branch in northern Africa on Monday confirmed that one of its senior leaders, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, had been killed in northern Mali, a report said.

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

Al-Qaida-linked militants free 2 Filipino hostages

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Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew believed to have been kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants in June last year as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday.

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

OFWs flown home from Algeria – government

Two British hostages, Peter, right, and Alan, carrying his luggage, center, no family name available, gather their belongings after being released, in Ain Amenas, near the gas plant where they were kidnapped by Islamic militants, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Algeria's special forces stormed the natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a final assault Saturday, killing 11 militants, but not before they, in turn, killed seven hostages, the state news agency reported. AP/Anis Belghoul

The Philippines said Sunday that 52 of its nationals caught up in the Algerian hostage crisis had been accounted for, but it was still not known whether any Filipinos were among the dead.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino indicted in California for terror plot

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Members of the media gather outside the home of 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Vidriales is one of four Southern California men who have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. In one online conversation, Santana told an FBI undercover agent that he wanted to commit jihad and expressed interest in a jihadist training camp in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AP/Damian Dovarganes

A 23-year-old Filipino-American and two other Southern California residents have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in federal court.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoys visit Filipino held in US terror plot

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Philippine consular officials were able to visit the 23-year-old Filipino immigrant detained in California for his alleged involvement in a plot to mount terrorist attacks that reportedly included targets in the Philippines.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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