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US citizens in PH advised to step up security after arrest of bomb suspects

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States (US) Embassy in the Philippines has advised US citizens to increase personal security measures after police arrested suspects involved in a bomb plot in Metro Manila.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

ARMM gov denies recruitment of Mindanao students into Isis

Acting ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) denied reports that students from Mindanao have been recruited to join the Islamic State.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asia grapples with food safety as incomes rise

Asia Food TUV SUD

Every morning, food samples are laid out on a long table at a pristine laboratory run by a German firm in Singapore – but they’re not meant for chefs or gourmets.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mideast problems hamper US security pivot to Asia

This April 28, 2014, file photo shows US President Barack Obama toasting with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, during a state dinner at Malacanang Palace in Manila, following the signing of the Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. The Obama administration is still chipping away at its grand plan for a rebalance to Asia that began within months of Obama taking office in 2009, when the US signed a cooperation treaty with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  AP PHOTO/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

A military agreement with the Philippines and easing an arms embargo against Vietnam show the Obama administration wants deeper security ties with Asia, even as turmoil in the Mideast has undermined its hope of making Asia the heart of its foreign policy.

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

PH peacekeepers new mission: Secure Pope Francis, APEC 2015

Philippine troops, who are to be deployed as U.N. Peacekeepers in Haiti, take their oath during sendoff ceremony Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future. Monday's sendoff came hours after the last batch of Filipino UN Peacekeepers arrived home after fighting rebels in Golan. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

What is the next mission for Filipino peacekeepers after their “greatest escape” in Golan Heights? That’s Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2015.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »