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UN doing ‘back channeling’ talks to keep PH peacekeepers safe

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon.  AP PHOTO/THE UNITED NATIONS, MARK GARTEN

Apart from the ongoing negotiations with armed Syrian rebels, the United Nations is also doing “back channeling” to ensure the safety of the peacekeepers detained and involved in a standoff in Golan Heights.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH condemns violence in Golan Heights, calls for pullout of non-peacekeepers

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Charles-Jose

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed “great concern” over the recent increase in violence in the Golan Heights region and called for the withdrawal of forces not with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF).

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fiji says 43 soldiers captured in Golan Heights

Philippine Military Spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, left, answers questions about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The United Nations said Friday that as well as the 43 detained Fijian soldiers, another 81 Philippine peacekeepers had been effectively trapped after being restricted to their positions by militants in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah. At right is Col. Roberto Ancan, Commanding Officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operations Center. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Monitoring of Filipinos joining ISIS difficult

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Sailors guide a military plane on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in the Persian Gulf. Aircrafts aboard the George H.W. Bush are flying missions over Iraq after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes against Islamic militants and food drops for Iraqis trapped by the fighters. AP

Monitoring Filipinos who could possibly have gone to Iraq or Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is difficult, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cardinal Quevedo condemns ISIS persecution of Christians, minorities in Iraq

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quevedo

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo joined the international community in condemning the barbaric actions by the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighting in strife-torn Iraq.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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