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No threats on SONA day, says AFP


The Armed Forces of the Philippines said its intelligence network has monitored no threats that would disrupt Monday’s State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN warns of serious threat in Syria refugee crisis

Syrian refugee family members, who fled their home from Syria, break their fasting outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam. AP

The spiraling refugee crisis from Syria’s civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon’s security and destabilize the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 percent of the $3.74 billion needed for emergency needs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Thursday.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Military hunts Basit Usman

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).  INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has launched pursuit operation against alleged terror bomber Basit Usman who remains at large.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No terror threats on Independence Day after alleged ASG leader’s arrest

Mug shot of Khair Mundos, a key leader and financier of ASG who was also tagged as a bomber, after being arrested. PHOTO from PNP

A police official dispelled claims that there were looming terrorist threats on the Independence Day on Thursday following the arrest of top Abu Sayyaf Group leader and bomber on the eve of the June 12 celebration.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing

STUDY TOUR Filipino students examine the carvings on a rock wall in Binangonan, Rizal province. The enigmatic carvings are believed to
date back 5,000 years.  PHOTOS BY AFP

On a small rock wall a short drive from Manila, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »