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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines begins inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila probes Filipinos' part in Syria war The Philippines is investigating the involvement of Filipino Islamists in the three-year civil war in Syria after two were ... who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and then tried to radicalise others on their return home. The Philippines has been battling its own small but violent Islamist militant group, Abu Sayyaf, ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Militants release two Germans threatened with beheading in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AP

    ... payment. The group also demanded the withdrawal of German support for US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In a call to the radio station, Rami said Okonek and Dielen were ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to deport Canadian radical Islamist for incitement to terror

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:19pm by Reuters

    ... had left the country in response to the global calls of Islamist militants to fight in Iraq and Syria. Immigration bureau head Siegfred Mison said Canadian lecturer Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips ...

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    Nearly 300 Filipinos fleeing Syria fly back home

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Nearly 300 Filipino workers fleeing the civil war in Syria have returned home in the biggest single repatriation negotiated between the two governments. ... at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus and last week, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario travelled to Syria to organise their evacuation. After welcoming them at Manila airport on Tuesday, del ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 07:34pm by Reuters

    ... of the highest UN annual appeal ever of US$12.9 billion for 2014, with more than half going to Syria and its neighbours. So far, the United Nations has received only 30 per cent of targeted amount ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Drone photography develops as the new frontier of journalism

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:54pm by NYT

    ... into Syria," he said. "You can do journalism that wasn't previously possible." Regulations, however, have taken a different flight path. In Britain, extensive testing and several ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US not seeking military bases in Philippines, Hagel says

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to defend its territorial claims in disputed waters. The US defence chief went ahead with his overnight visit to Manila despite a tense showdown over Syria, with US forces prepared to launch ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines may pull peacekeepers from Golan

    Posted May 10th 2013, 06:40pm by AFP

    ... recommendation. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has been monitoring a ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria since 1974. The ceasefire zone has become increasingly dangerous ...



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