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‘Temporary basing’ of US soldiers now in 12th year

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US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

The temporary deployment of US forces in Zamboanga City to help the Philippines fight terrorism is now in its 12th year. A top military official in Zamboanga City has confirmed that American soldiers remained in the city, Basilan and other parts of western Mindanao.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Remains of 7 Filipinos killed in Yemen arriving Tuesday

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The bodies of the seven Filipinos killed in the bombing of Yemen’s defense ministry complex early this month will arrive in the Philippines on Tuesday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino judge acquits 3 Indonesia terror suspects

A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

A Philippine judge has acquitted three Indonesian terror suspects and ordered their deportation, saying they were illegally arrested for carrying guns and explosives at a southern seaport nine years ago.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Quezon City judge acquits 3 suspected foreign terrorists

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A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jordanian journalist arrives at PNP headquarters in QC

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Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, who was freed by the Abu Sayyaf after being held captive for a year and half, has arrived at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon City.

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

Trial of 27 Filipinos in Sabah standoff to start January

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In this Thursday, March 14, 2013 photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Defense, Malaysian soldiers discuss strategies at Sungai Nyamuk where a stand-off with Filipino gunmen took place, near Tanduo village in Lahad Datu, Borneo's Sabah state, Malaysia. INQUIRER file photo

The Malaysian high court will start hearing in January the case of 27 Filipino armed followers of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram III involved in a bloody clash with Malaysian forces in Sabah in February.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China state media says Tiananmen attack cost $6500

Maps of China and Tiananmen Square, where a vehicle ploughed into crowds, killing several people

China’s state broadcaster said a deadly attack in Tiananmen Square cost eight “terrorists” $6500 to execute, as a rights group reported dozens of arrests in connection with the incident.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy issues warning for Americans in South

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US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy in Manila on Friday advised American citizens in southern Mindanao to be extra careful, saying there was “credible threat against foreigners” staying there.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Duterte rejects US request to use Davao as drones base

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte disclosed on Monday that the US government had asked him for permission to use this city’s old airport as base for launching unmanned aerial vehicles or drones used in the campaign against terrorists.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA monitors no ‘specific threats’ to PH diplomatic posts abroad

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

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has not monitored any specific threats to its posts abroad after the United States (US) has closed at least 20 of its embassies in the Middle East and Africa due to threats.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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