By Julie S. Alipala
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Muslim humanitarian workers from such countries as Malaysia and Turkey said they shed tears on seeing the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Leyte and cebu. “I felt so sad to see how disaster destroyed the lives of Filipino people in Leyte and Cebu,” Mohammad Safaruddin Jhinku, head of the training [...]
The United Nations warned Wednesday that the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.
By Matikas Santos
The Embassy of the United States (US) will be closed on Friday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, it said in a media advisory Wednesday.
Malaysian security forces have surrounded armed intruders on Borneo who are believed to be from the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday hailed a plan by the Philippine government and the country’s biggest Muslim rebel group to end a deadly decades-long separatist insurgency.
The Philippines warned Monday that negotiations with Muslim rebels to end a decades-old insurgency in the troubled south is approaching a “stalemate.”
The Philippines called on Muslim rebels to pull together with Manila to formally end a long-running insurgency in the south by early 2012 as the two sides opened a new round of peace talks Monday.
MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipinos bagged major awards in the 53rd International Qur’an Reciters’ Assembly in the Malaysian capital. Saudi M. Gandisa of Cotabato won second place in the men’s division while Rahima M. Panondiongan of Marawi City won fifth place in the women’s category, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported. Malaysia won first place both [...]
By Benjamin Pimentel
SAN FRANCISCO—It was immediately clear to Teresa Latorre and her husband Øystein that the bombing in Oslo was a terrorist attack. But the immediate question was: Who was behind it? Some quarters quickly pointed the finger at the group now increasingly under fire in Europe and beyond: Muslims. “Always the scapegoat,” Teresa said of Muslims [...]
They kidnap Westerners in the deserts of Africa, turn Western-born Muslims into radicals, send bombs to the United States from Yemen and mount bloody attacks in Iraq and Pakistan. These homegrown terror groups worldwide are informally dubbed al-Qaeda franchises—affiliates that do most of their own fundraising, recruiting and killing. The question now is this: What [...]