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OFWs refuse to leave Libya

In this handout photo provided by the Hellenic Navy, a navy special operations team inspects waters as a plume of smoke is seen over Libya's capital Tripoli on Thursday, July 31, 2014. A Greek frigate was used to evacuate Greek embassy staff and others from Tripoli. AP

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.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Del Rosario’s 1-day visit to firm up Egyptian ties

Alberto del Rosario

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.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Egypt: 96 artifacts missing from museum

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, an ancient Egyptian statue is seen on display inside its glass case in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The 111-year-old museum, a treasure trove of pharaonic antiquities, has long been one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt. But the constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a key source of revenue. Moreover, political backbiting and attempts to stop corruption have had a knock-on effect of bringing a de facto ban on sending antiquities on tours to museums abroad, cutting off what was once a major source of funding for the museum. AP

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.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA lowers alert level in Egypt

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Headlines,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 »