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Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed […]

Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

Security level increase as search is on for Paris attackers in Geneva

GENEVA, Dec. 11 — Geneva increased its level of security alert on Thursday as law enforcement personnel actively tracked down individuals thought to be linked to the investigation of the Paris terrorist attacks in November. Heightened security measures have been implemented in potential target areas including Geneva airport and international […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

French warplanes carry massive airstrikes over IS de facto capital

French warplanes carried out over 30 airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of al-Raqqa in northern Syria late Sunday, a monitor group reported. The strikes targeted the city of al-Raqqa and its surroundings, amid a state of alert among IS militants in the city, according […]

Two incidents of grenade bombings in Cotabato injures 8 persons

Two incidents of grenade bombings over the weekend in Cotabato City and North Cotabato province by still unknown suspects injures 8 persons. Police authorities have launched a manhunt against four men who carried out bombing attacks in Cotabato City and Kabacan, North Cotabato that injured eight persons, including two soldiers […]

Paris Attack ‘Act of War,’ says French President Hollande

PARIS, Nov. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande announced a national mourning for three days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) radical cell that struck the French capital, causing 129 dead and 352 injured among whom at least 99 are in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois […]

Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history, is blamed on the IS. […]

Islamic State claims responsibility as 150 killed in attacks across Paris

Islamic State claims responsibility of Paris attacks that took place Friday night in an online press release Saturday. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and assault rifles targeted the places previously carefully selected,” it said. “They triggered their belts amid these disbelievers after having used up their ammunitions,” continued the statement. […]

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash U.S. cable news network CNN reported Wednesday that latest U.S. intelligence suggests the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt was most likely caused by a bomb planted by the terror group Islamic State (IS) or its affiliate. […]

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg  224 People on-board The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said. Fatalities include 63 […]

Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper HQ of Charlie Hebdo

PARIS, Jan. 8 — Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper headquarters of Charlie Hebdo a “French satirical weekly paper featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication is strongly antireligious and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture.” The office of […]

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Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history, is blamed on the IS. […]

Security level increase as search is on for Paris attackers in Geneva

GENEVA, Dec. 11 — Geneva increased its level of security alert on Thursday as law enforcement personnel actively tracked down individuals thought to be linked to the investigation of the Paris terrorist attacks in November. Heightened security measures have been implemented in potential target areas including Geneva airport and international […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed […]

Paris Attack ‘Act of War,’ says French President Hollande

PARIS, Nov. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande announced a national mourning for three days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) radical cell that struck the French capital, causing 129 dead and 352 injured among whom at least 99 are in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois […]

Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

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UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

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Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg  224 People on-board The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said. Fatalities include 63 […]

Security level increase as search is on for Paris attackers in Geneva

GENEVA, Dec. 11 — Geneva increased its level of security alert on Thursday as law enforcement personnel actively tracked down individuals thought to be linked to the investigation of the Paris terrorist attacks in November. Heightened security measures have been implemented in potential target areas including Geneva airport and international […]

Islamic State claims responsibility as 150 killed in attacks across Paris

Islamic State claims responsibility of Paris attacks that took place Friday night in an online press release Saturday. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and assault rifles targeted the places previously carefully selected,” it said. “They triggered their belts amid these disbelievers after having used up their ammunitions,” continued the statement. […]