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Measures set against entry of MERS-CoV

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to put up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Jordanian journalist arrives at PNP headquarters in QC

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atayani

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 expected back in Manila–PNP

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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

The Jordanian journalist who escaped his Abu Sayyaf captors is expected back in Manila later this Friday, the Philippine National Police said Friday.

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

Atyani says he escaped due to lax security at Abu Sayyaf camp

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In this photo taken on Monday June 11, 2012 veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, poses by the sea wall in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines during his taping of his story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila.  AP

“Now I see the light of freedom. My freedom is back.”

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

Jordanian reporter recovering after PH kidnap ordeal

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

A Jordanian TV reporter on Thursday described escaping captivity by Islamic militants in the southern Philippine jungle following an 18-month kidnap ordeal that saw him lose a third of his body weight.

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

Sex in PH embassies

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It’s not just foreign employers who are abusing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Even Philippine Embassy officials are allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of their countrymen—so says Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Peace dialogues win it for PH think tank

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Amina-Rasul-Bernardo

A Philippine think tank dedicated to the study of Islamic and democratic political thought and the development of Muslim communities has gained international recognition for a series of interfaith dialogues dedicated toward peace-building and harmony.

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

’21 PH peacekeepers in Jordan’—spokesman

A U.N. peacekeeper from the Philippines crosses back from Syria at the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, March 7. An international peace envoy to Syria on Saturday says Syrian rebels have freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers and have handed them to Jordanian authorities. AP/Ariel Schalit

Twenty-one Filipino UN peacekeepers seized by rebels in Syria arrived Saturday in Jordan, government spokesman Samih Maaytah told AFP, and the Philippines ambassador said she was heading to meet them.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Seized PH peacekeepers being taken to Jordan–NGO

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on Thursday, March 7, 2013, allegedly shows six uniformed members of the United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF), who have been seized by rebels the previous day, speaking at an undisclosed location. Syrian rebels held hostage 21 UN Filipino peacekeepers patroling the sensitive armistice line with Israel for a second day, defying a chorus of international condemnation and calls for their release.  AFP FILE PHOTO/YOUTUBE

Twenty-one UN peacekeepers seized by rebels on the Syrian Golan were on their way to the border with Jordan and freedom on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said.

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

Al-Azhar Grand Imam urges Abu Sayyaf captors to free Jordanian reporter

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the top religious authority for Sunni Muslims, on Wednesday urged Islamist militants in the Philippines to free a reporter with Al-Arabiya news channel seized in June.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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