‘Rising despite lockdown’

Tony S. Bergonia - @inquirerdotnet 07/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is one of nine countries that are seeing a rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases despite having the world’s toughest lockdowns to stop coronavirus transmission, according to a groundbreaking University of Oxford…

Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad: security sources

AFP 05/19/2020

BAGHDAD, Iraq – One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks. The blast could be heard across the Iraqi…

POEA totally bans deployment of OFWs to Iraq

Krixia Subingsubing 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq, formalizing the government’s efforts to repatriate Filipinos amid escalating tensions between the United…

Forced evacuation ordered; PH troops to escort Filipinos out of Iraq

the Inquirer staff 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of  Filipino workers from Iraq as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated, with Iranian missiles slamming into US bases  in  retaliation for the US…

PH orders mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq

Christia Marie Ramos 01/08/2020

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Iraq on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The government has ordered the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. In a Facebook Live early…

Militiamen withdraw from US Embassy but Iraq tensions linger

01/02/2020

BAGHDAD — Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. The withdrawal…

BI tightens screening of Dubai-bound passengers

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will “rigidly screen” passengers bound for Dubai following reports that the emirate was being used as a transit point for Filipino workers to be illegally deployed in Iraq. Immigration…

Protests escalate in Iraq: 9 dead, hundreds wounded

10/03/2019

BAGHDAD – At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes that spread across several Iraqi provinces on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to disperse…

Suicide bomber kills 7 in Iraq

AP 08/29/2018

BAGHDAD — Seven people were killed in a car bomb blast in a former stronghold of the Islamic State group in western Iraq, a security official said yesterday. Maj. Gen. Qasem al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press the…

Spirit of Ramadan returns to Iraq’s IS-free Mosul

AFP 05/29/2018

Under the cover of night in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Rayan and Ali break the silence by drumming to announce suhur, the pre-dawn breakfast during the holy month of Ramadan. The Islamic State (IS) group which…

Ph malditas blank iraq in fifa qualifiers

Glendale G. Rosal 04/06/2017

  THE Philippine Women’s National Football Team also known as the Philippine Malditas crushed Iraq, 4-0 Wednesday night for their second straight victory in Group A in the ongoing Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s FIFA Qualifiers in…

Trump considers new immigration order

02/11/2017

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on…

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