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Aquino: China name-calling way of dodging issue

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

If you can’t answer the issue, you revert to name-calling. That’s how President Benigno Aquino III on Friday described the latest tirade against him by Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

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

Freed Jordanian names Abu Sayyaf kidnapper

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO/Nickee Butlangan

A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.

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

PH-HK negotiations on hostage crisis continue

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

With a week to go before the end of Hong Kong’s ultimatum, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) assured Filipinos that “quiet negotiations” between Manila and the autonomous Chinese territory are continuing to resolve the dispute over the 2010 hostage crisis.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Suspected fake UN representative arrested

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A suspected fake United Nations representative was arrested Tuesday in Cagayan de Oro City.

Posted: November 26th, 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 »

Russia, Egypt want ‘political’ solution to Syria war

Israeli soldiers stand on top of a Merkava tank stationed in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria. AFP FILE PHOTO

Russia and Egypt insisted Thursday a political solution is the only way to end Syria’s war, with Moscow’s top diplomat calling for peace talks to be staged as soon as possible.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US welcomes Syrian rebels’ decision to attend mooted peace talks

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting with the UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and the Russian deputy foreign ministers Mikhail Bogdanov and Gennady Gatilov at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The meeting takes place to assess prospects of peace talks in Geneva between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and a united opposition delegation. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Tuesday welcomed the decision by Syria’s rebel Opposition National Coalition to take part in mooted Geneva peace talks.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US ‘pivot’ to Asia gaining strength—admiral

USS George Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States has significantly increased its warships and aircraft deployed in Asia despite Washington’s budget woes, adding punch to its “pivot” to the region, a senior naval commander said.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU has ‘vital interest’ in open, secure West Philippine Sea, says official

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The European Union has a “vital interest” in a secure and open maritime trade routes even as it expressed alarm at the escalating tension in the South China Sea.

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

Filipino workers not pawns in HK demand for apology – DFA spokesman

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

The status of thousands of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong should not be used as leverage in the Chinese territory’s demand for a categorical apology from the Philippine government for the killing of eight Chinese tourists in the hijacking of a tourist bus by a disgruntled policeman in Manila three years ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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