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2 Malaysia kidnap victims now in Philippine jungle

Muslim militants have brought a Chinese tourist and a Filipino hotel receptionist to their jungle stronghold in the southern Philippines after kidnapping the women from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia early this month, security officials said Friday.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jordanian journalist arrives at PNP headquarters in QC


Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, who was freed by the Abu Sayyaf after being held captive for a year and half, has arrived at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon City.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jordanian journalist may be flown to Manila—PNP spokesman

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, undergoes medical checkup following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. Baker Atyani, a Jordanian national who met and interviewed Osama Bin Laden and his aides in Afghanistan months before the Sept.11, 2001 attacks and now Al-Arabiya's TV Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, was doing a story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila, when kidnapped June 12, 2012, with his two Filipino crew on a restive Jolo island where militants are active, officials said.   AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

If his physical condition permits, freed Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani may be brought to Manila, a spokesman for the Philippine National Police said Thursday .

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hong Kong chief meets Aquino, but no apologies over hostage crisis


Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chunying finally got to meet President Benigno Aquino, more than three years after eight of his compatriots were killed during a bungled hostage rescue operation in Manila.

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

Apec kicks out 9 HK journalists

BUSINESS TALKS President Aquino, flanked by Taiwan’s former Vice President Vincent Siew and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, takes part in a dialogue between leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum and businessmen from the region on the first day of the 21st Apec Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday. ROMEO GACAD/AFP

The bungled Manila hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong tourists killed three years ago came back to haunt President Aquino at the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit here.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »