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Measures set against entry of MERS-CoV

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President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to put up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

OFWs in Middle East warned on spread of MERS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned Tuesday all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Middle East on the breakout of the deadly disease in the region that has claimed the life of a Filipino and affected five others.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Filipino in UAE dies from MERS

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One Filipino was confirmed to have died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UAE: Filipino paramedic dies from MERS, others infected

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

A Filipino paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation’s interior ministry said Friday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Burj Khalifa goes dark to join worldwide celebration of Earth Hour

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The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, went dark for sixty minutes to take part in Earth Hour Saturday. Photo by Matikas Santos/ INQUIRER.net

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), went dark for an hour Saturday to join the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World-class amphitheatre to host epic Arab production

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Al Majaz Island Amphitheatre, one of Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital Projects that cost $38 million (AED140 million) and took three months to build. It will be the main venue of "The Clusters of Light" theatrical production that will highlight Islamic culture.

The government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has spent nearly $408 million (1.5 billion Dirhams) for projects related to the celebration of Sharjah as Islamic Culture Capital 2014.

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

DFA confirms death of Filipino at UAE airport

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

The lifeless body of a Filipino was found hanging from the ceiling of the Fujairah International airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last February 2, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

10 maltreated OFWs sue recruitment agencies, employers for ordeal

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Ten maltreated overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have filed cases against their recruiters and principals following their repatriation to the Philippines.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Amnesty for UAE illegals

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) illegally have until February to avail themselves of an amnesty program that would legitimize their stay.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UAE seeks support for World Expo

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), where about 500,000 Filipinos live and work, is seeking Philippine support in Dubai’s bid to host the World Expo in 2020.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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