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MERS-CoV scare: Search for 174 passengers intensified

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque. AP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities have opened a Facebook account, bought newspaper ad space for the names of 174 out of the 415 passengers of a flight from the Middle East who had yet to submit themselves as of Monday to nose-and-throat swab test for a deadly virus and enlisted the help of the police in tracing them.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Get medical checkup, 174 passengers told

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Go to the nearest government hospital and get tested for your and your family’s sake if you were on the plane with a male Filipino nurse who initially tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

9 of Etihad passengers sent to Batangas hospital for MERS-CoV tests – report

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

At least nine have been sent to a Batangas hospital as they were among the passengers of Etihad flight EY0424, which carried the Filipino nurse who earlier was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona virus (MERS-CoV), Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US man home after being held 9 months in UAE

Shezanne Cassim, left, laughs after his attorney, Susan Burns answered a reporter's question after he arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. AP.

An American man returned to Minnesota on Thursday (Minneapolis time) after spending nine months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for his role in making and posting online a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UAE rejects Egypt call to free ‘Brotherhood’ detainees

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. Photo from the Sheikh’s official Twitter account.

The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulf News paper reported on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »