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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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