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Israel releases 26 prisoners as Kerry heads back to region

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Israel on Tuesday freed 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who returns to the region this week to boost the faltering negotiations.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

PH defends vote for Palestinian statehood

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday defended its vote in favor of the UN General Assembly resolution upgrading Palestine’s observer status at the world body.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH breaks ranks with US on Palestinian statehood

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The Philippines was one of the 138 countries that voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution upgrading Palestine’s observer status in the world body.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH lauds UN recognition of Palestinian state

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Friday lauded the decision of the United Nations (UN) to recognize a Palestinian state, saying that the country supported Palestine’s quest for self-rule and self-determination.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Only 12 Filipinos want to leave violence-torn Gaza strip

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday at least 12 of more than a hundred Filipinos in conflict-stricken Gaza strip want to evacuate as the international community intercedes to halt reciprocal firing between Hamas and Israel.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

DFA teams fly to Israel, Egypt to aid Filipinos

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Two rapid response teams (RRT) have been sent to Egypt and Israel to assist in the possible evacuation of some 100 Filipinos and their Palestinian spouses in conflict-stricken Gaza, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a press briefing Monday.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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