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Suspect in Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in Sabah nabbed in Tawi-Tawi

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Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a man who they described instrumental in the transfer of Abu Sayyaf captives from the nearby east Malaysian state of Sabah to Sulu.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abductors, Filipino, Malaysian victims likely headed to Sulu–DFA

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Kunak, Sabah

MANILA, Philippines—Three armed gunmen who kidnapped a Malaysian and a Filipino from Sabah are believed to be heading to Jolo in the province of Sulu, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.   “Our police attaché in Kuala Lumpur received confirmation from the Royal Malaysian Police that a Malaysian and a Filipino were kidnapped […]

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Watching. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

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

Hunt on for Moro leader who led Sabah kidnapping

A boat of General Operations Forces team patrolling at a resort area in Semporna in the east coast of Sabah. Photo from The Star/ Asia News Network

Malaysian and Philippine security forces are scouring scores of islands in the Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces for a former Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) soldier known as “Haji Gulam” and his men.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: Bansil sisters still remain captives of Abu Sayyaf

Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

On June 22, Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were abducted by at least 10 armed men in Patikul town, Sulu province, while riding a passenger jeepney to Jolo town. The two were doing a film on the sultanate of Sulu.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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