By Niña P. Calleja
Thousands of Filipino overseas workers refuse to leave strife-torn Libya despite an urgent call from their government to get out while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes are closing fast.
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario will leave for Egypt on Monday for a one-day visit aimed at bolstering Manila’s ties with Cairo as the security situation there continues to improve after the political crisis that kept visitors away from the Arab country in recent years.
Nearly a hundred small artifacts, some dating back to the time of the pharaohs, have gone missing from a museum in southern Egypt, officials said Wednesday.
By Matikas Santos
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered the crisis alert level in Egypt from 3 to 2 Friday, citing improved “political and security situation” in the country.
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.