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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 »

PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

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The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino UN peacekeepers lauded after Golan stint

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man reads a statement as four abducted Filipino UN peacekeepers are seen in Daraa, Syria, on Thursday, May 9, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

“Filipinos, good!” Caught between life and death in war-torn Syria, this was the last thing the Filipino United Nations peacekeepers expected to hear from the Syrian rebels who abducted them twice early this year.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jihadists say Syria rebel beheaded in error–watchdog

A rebel fighter takes aim at regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. AFP

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria have admitted beheading a fellow rebel by mistake after believing him to be an Iraqi Shiite fighting alongside regime forces, a watchdog said on Friday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Russia, Egypt want ‘political’ solution to Syria war

Israeli soldiers stand on top of a Merkava tank stationed in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria. AFP FILE PHOTO

Russia and Egypt insisted Thursday a political solution is the only way to end Syria’s war, with Moscow’s top diplomat calling for peace talks to be staged as soon as possible.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US welcomes Syrian rebels’ decision to attend mooted peace talks

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting with the UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and the Russian deputy foreign ministers Mikhail Bogdanov and Gennady Gatilov at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The meeting takes place to assess prospects of peace talks in Geneva between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and a united opposition delegation. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Tuesday welcomed the decision by Syria’s rebel Opposition National Coalition to take part in mooted Geneva peace talks.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Winning Nobel Prize farthest thing from Filipino’s mind

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Investigators take samples from sand near a part of a missile that was suspected of carrying chemical agents, according to activists, in the countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. AP

Three teams from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were in Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapon attacks in the war-torn country.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

US reliability questioned overseas

Dark clouds pass over the Capitol in Washington in this October 1 file photo. Political chaos from legislative gridlock, the government shutdown and an increasing fear of a default on its debts have deepened global unease that Washington is distracted from world affairs and scrambling to solve its domestic crises. AP

An unmistakable sense of unease has been growing in capitals around the world as the US government from afar looks increasingly befuddled — shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world’s financial system into cha

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Riyadh Embassy gets OFW flak

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A group of Filipinos met early this month at a Philippine restaurant here to vent their ire on issues concerning the functioning of the Philippine Embassy.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

DFA races to get Filipinos out of Syria

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has intensified efforts to bring home more of the estimated 3,000 Filipinos remaining in conflict-stricken Syria despite the challenges complicated by the worsening security situation.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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