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US ends Philippines anti-terror force

In this March 23, 2013 file photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command, Australian hostage Warren Richard Rodwell, center, arrives at the Command's headquarters in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines following his release by Al-Qaida-linked militants after 15 months of jungle captivity. Philippine security forces have captured two Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern city, including one who allegedly was involved in the kidnappings of an American teenage boy and the Australian man, officials said Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  AP

American and Filipino officials say the US is disbanding an anti-terror task force composed of hundreds of elite military forces after more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mindanao.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rights abuses continue in PH–US report

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Jonas Burgos (contributed photo), CHR Chair Etta Rosales (Inquirer.net file photo), US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP file photo)

Human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by government security forces, continued unabated in the Philippines in the past year, according to the US State Department’s 2014 Human Rights Report released here on Thursday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quezon City judge acquits 3 suspected foreign terrorists

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A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.

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

Palace confirms killing of Indonesian, Malaysian terror suspects

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday confirmed that government forces “successfully neutralized” two members of the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in separate incidents in Mindanao last year.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace says 2 JI members killed in Mindanao

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang confirmed Saturday that the government had “successfully neutralized” two Jemaah Islamiyah members in separate incidents in Mindanao late last year.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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