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4 Hajj pilgrims being observed for symptoms of MERS-CoV

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Four more Muslim pilgrims, who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, were being closely monitored by health authorities here on suspicion of having contracted the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus or MERS-CoV.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino nurses honored in Saudi Arabia

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Two Filipino nurses were honored in Saudi Arabia for their 35 years of excellent service in the health sector.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Photo of woman in alleged extortion of Saudi nationals out

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has released the photo of a certain “Arlene” or “Darlene” who allegedly belonged to a group that extorted money from Saudi nationals arrested for human trafficking.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube at center, inside the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities on Friday stopped tracking passengers who were on the same flight with a Filipino female nurse initially reported to be positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, after a retest showed that she was negative for the deadly virus.

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

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