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Philippines evacuates embassy staff in war-torn Libya

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This frame grab shows an airplane on the tarmac of the airport belching black smoke into the air during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has evacuated some staff of the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya as fighting intensified between rival militias.

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

No US troops in PH as SC reviews defense pact

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia.  INQUIRER.net/Matikas Santos

No troops from the United States will be coming to the Philippines yet as the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is being questioned before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No charges filed against Aussie jihadist

Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, local police said. AFP FILE PHOTO

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

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

Suspected jihad preacher deported back to Australia

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Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, local police said. AFP FILE PHOTO

The 29-year-old Australian national suspected to be a jihad preacher was deported back to his country Tuesday night.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mandatory evacuation for Filipinos in Libya ordered

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipinos in Libya as conflict in the country escalates.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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