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Trial of 27 Filipinos in Sabah standoff to start January

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In this Thursday, March 14, 2013 photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Defense, Malaysian soldiers discuss strategies at Sungai Nyamuk where a stand-off with Filipino gunmen took place, near Tanduo village in Lahad Datu, Borneo's Sabah state, Malaysia. INQUIRER file photo

The Malaysian high court will start hearing in January the case of 27 Filipino armed followers of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram III involved in a bloody clash with Malaysian forces in Sabah in February.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU gives P17-M aid for displaced civilians in Zamboanga

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EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux   FILE PHOTO

he European Union (EU) has allocated P17 million (€300,000) to aid over 100,000 displaced civilians in the standoff between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

British state minister hails Aquino on resolving Zamboanga crisis

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Hugo Swire, British Minister. AFP  FILE PHOTO

British Minister of State Hugo Swire lauded President Benigno Aquino III for the “restraint he showed” in handling the recent hostilities in Zamboanga City.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hagel: US discusses ‘facts’ on Syria with allies

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Obama administration is consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, and options for a response.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hagel focuses US military presence in PH visit

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will discuss expanding the US military’s presence in the Philippines in a visit to the country Friday as Manila looks to defend its territorial claims in disputed waters.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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