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More Filipinos come home from Syria

Syrians display a large national flag and chant slogans in support of President Basher Assad in front of the Syrian embassy, as others lined up to vote in expatriate voting ahead of the June 3, 2014 presidential vote, in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. AP

More Filipino workers arrived from Syria on Thursday to escape the civil war in that country.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Departing OFWs advised to get anti-polio vaccine


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued a medical alert for overseas Filipino workers, urging them strongly to get anti-polio vaccines before leaving for their host countries.

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

Malaysian terror group has ties in Syria, PH

Malaysia's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar answers questions during a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 16, 2014. Malaysia said on March 16 that police had searched the homes of the pilots of the missing jet and examined a home flight simulator after revelations that the flight was deliberately diverted triggered a full-scale criminal probe. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

An extremist group planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Malaysia and abroad have networks in Syria and southern Philippines, an official said.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama on mission to quiet skeptics of US policy in Asia

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy’s content and staying power in the region this week.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.  AP/Al-Manar TV

Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters.

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