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Filipino Muslims urged to abort Mecca trip due to MERS virus

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, June 30, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan--a month of fasting during which observant Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. AP

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sex-for-flight charges pushed


The Department of Justice has recommended the filing of criminal charges against a labor attaché and the driver of another labor attaché based in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in the “sex-for-flight’’ scandal.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi review finds over 100 more MERS infections

In this Tuesday May, 13, 2014 file photo, Muslim pilgrims wear surgical masks to prevent infection from respiratory virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP

Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesday that a review of the illness led authorities to sharply revise upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the disease.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Male OFW in Saudi critical after being beaten up, raped by 4 men

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A Filipino worker was raped and beaten up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a radio report said.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina scalded by employer waited three hours before getting help in Riyadh

Photos of 22-year old Fahima “Candies” Alagasi, who suffered second degree burns after her employer poured boiling water on her, went viral online after her cousin posted them on Facebook.

An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was in tears as she recounted how for three hours she suffered in excruciating pain after her employer scalded her with boiling water.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »