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DFA lowers alert levels for Israel, Palestine

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the U.N. observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future — and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East — in doubt.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Citing that the security situation in Israel and Palestine has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered its alert levels.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers: Should they stay or go?

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said President Benigno Aquino III had yet to decide whether or not to pull out the Filipino peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights and Liberia, even as the Department of National Defense (DND) had recommended it.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH Muslims appeal for end to violence in Gaza

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Muslims in Mindanao said the Eidl Fitr celebrations, which could start Monday in some areas, would not be as meaningful because of violence affecting Palestine.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Other countries where Crisis Alert Levels are up

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Over the past weeks several countries in the Middle East have been rocked by violence, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to raise Crisis Alert Levels and urge overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to return to the Philippines.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

OFWs in Israel urged to get ready to leave; alert level 2 up

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urges Filipinos in Israel and the West Bank to prepare for possible evacuation as the crisis alert level 2 was raised Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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