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Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP gradually boosting territorial defense

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is in “gradual transition” of its operations to territorial defense this 2014.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No record Misuari left PH, could have left ‘by other means’—BI exec

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Former Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari

If the records of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are to be believed, founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Nur Misuari who is being hunted down by government troops in connection with the attack on Zamboanga City has not left the country.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Freed Jordanian names Abu Sayyaf kidnapper

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up 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. AP FILE PHOTO/Nickee Butlangan

A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.

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

Militants told: US troops’ presence in PH ‘good’ for us

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U.S. Marines provide safe drinking water to typhoon survivors Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday deflected allegations by a militant group that it was using the presence of United States troops conducting relief operations to push for the framework agreement on their increased rotational presence in the country.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU teaches Zamboanga City residents how to avoid explosives

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Photo from Mre Zamboanga Facebook account

As Filipinos recover from the Moro National Liberation Front’s (MNLF) siege of Zamboanga City that left hundreds dead, the European Union (EU) has started training residents on how to avoid mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan grants $2 million aid for Zamboanga

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As darkness creeps in at the end of another day of fighting in Zamboanga City, children remain cheerful and optimistic that the next day will bring peace in their troubled city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Japanese government announced Wednesday night a $2 million emergency grant aid to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in conflict-stricken Zamboanga City.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN worried about PH humanitarian crisis

DISPLACED  Villagers queue up to enter a stadium that houses tens of thousands of evacuees who were displaced by the fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City. AP

The United Nations says more than 100,000 Filipinos who have been displaced by two weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels in a southern city are facing a humanitarian crisis.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation offers to help in ending Zamboanga City crisis

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FILE PHOTO

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has offered to mediate in ending the standoff in Zamboanga City between Philippine government troops and forces loyal to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US offers aid to dislocated Zamboanga residents

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US EMBASSY. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States has allocated P26.4 million ($600,000) to aid residents in Zamboanga City displaced by the standoff between government forces and armed fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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