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No reason to stay in Sabah, Palace tells sultan’s men

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Strategic Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang: We have convinced Malaysia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The supporters of the sultanate of Sulu must return to the Philippines if they want to pursue talks on their claims to Sabah, a Palace official told Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Monday.

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

‘This is do or die,’ says Kiram’s brother

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The heirs of the Sultan of Sulu:  (seated from left) Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II and (standing from left) Datu Alianapia Kiram, Datu Phugdal Kiram and Datu Baduruddin Kiram. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“This is do or die,” Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, told Radyo Inquirer 990 AM on Monday.

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

Navy ship goes to Malaysia trying to get Filipinos

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In this photo taken on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, a policeman closes a gate of their base at a village of Sahabat 16, near Lahad Datu, Sabab, Malaysia.  AP FILE PHOTO

A Philippine navy ship was sailing to waters off eastern Malaysia on Monday to try to bring back some members of a Filipino clan who became locked in a territorial standoff after going there and claiming land as their own.

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

China plane spotted over disputed islands – Japan

In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Japan Coast Guard vessels sail along with Chinese surveillance ship Haijian No. 66, center, near disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, seen in background, in the East China Sea. Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat. China says ships from its Marine Surveillance service are merely defending Chinese sovereignty and protesting illegal Japanese control over the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above southwestern islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing, a Japanese government spokesman said.

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

Philippines insists Chinese ships must go

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is still asking China to withdraw three ships from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea almost six months after it promised to pull out, the foreign minister said Thursday.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

China’s role in Southeast Asia questioned

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Map showing the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (south China Sea), including the Spratlys Islands and Scarborough Shoal. AFP

China is finding the once friendly ground of Southeast Asia bumpy going, with anger against Chinese claims to disputed islands, once reliable ally Myanmar flirting with democracy and renewed American attention to the region.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Journalist deaths hit 15-year high—press watchdog

Maguindanao provincial Governor Esmael Mangudadatu points at mug shots of suspects during a press conference at Camp Crame police headquarters in suburban Quezon City on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. AP

More journalists have been killed this year while on assignment than at any time in the last 15 years, according to the International Press Institute, a Vienna-based media watchdog.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Analysis: Reality of US-China ties lost in debate

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with China's President Hu Jintao at the North Portico of the White House in Washington in this January 2011 file photo. AP

In the narrative of US presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.

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

39 Filipino workers back from Syria

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An additional 39 overseas Filipino workers from Syria arrived Sunday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, bringing to 1,816 the total number of OFWs repatriated by the government from the strife-torn Middle East country.

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

Taiwan mulls extending runway in Spratlys – report

This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP PHOTO/ Kayalaan Municipal office / HO

Taiwan is considering extending the runway on the contested Spratly island in a move that could provoke fresh tensions in the heavily disputed South China Sea, media reported on Sunday.

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

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