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Aquino visit to France seen to reap ‘economic, political, cultural gains’

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Ambassador Gilles Garachon. AFP FILE PHOTO

The French Ambassador to the Philippines sees the upcoming visit of President Benigno Aquino III to France as a big boost to the diplomatic relations of both countries.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages

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TROUBLED GAS FIELD This Oct. 8, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the city of Amenas, Algeria. At the Amenas Gas Field, 45 km from the city and not shown in this image, Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. AP/DigitalGlobe

In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 19 hostages and 29 militants dead. Dozens of foreign workers remain unaccounted for, leading to fears the death toll could rise.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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