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Roundup: Egyptian Jihadists claim responsibility for attacking minister, vow for more attacks

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Sinai-based Islamist Jihadist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for the recent bomb attack targeting Egypt’s interior minister, as the army pressed security operations in the peninsula…

Syria’s ruling party in “permanent session” due to U.S. military threats

DAMASCUS, (PNA/Xinhua) — The leadership, or regional command, of Syria’s ruling al-Baath party decided Saturday to stay in a “permanent session” in light of the growing threats of a possible…

Canada adds more jobs in August

OTTAWA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Canada added 59,000 new jobs in August, pushing the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 7.1 percent, Statistics Canada announced Friday. The number of new jobs…

Chicago agricultural commodities rise across the board

CHICAGO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded higher Friday, mostly supported by positive export sales. The most active corn contract for December delivery rose 7.25 cents, or 1.57…

Master planning key for rural-to-urban development in U.S.’s Sugar Land

By Betty L. Martin HOUSTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Less than a century ago, what is Sugar Land, now listed as one of the best and safest cities to live in the…

NY proclaims September as Preparedness Month

NEW YORK, (PNA/Xinhua) — The U.S. state of New York on Friday proclaimed September as Preparedness Month, encouraging individuals, families and businesses to take this opportunity to review their disaster…

Cambodian opposition stages nonviolent mass protest over election results

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 20,000 opposition supporters staged a mass rally at the capital’s Freedom Park on Saturday morning to protest against the results of the July 28…

Obama won’t attack Syria without Congress backing: U.S. official

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — A senior U.S. official said Friday that President Barack Obama has no intention to attack Syria without Congressional authorization. In an interview with National Public Radio, Deputy…

151 distressed OFWs return home

MANILA, (PNA) — One hundred fifty one distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned home as of Friday the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. First to arrive via Singapore Airlines flight…

Filipino sailors rescued by Nigerian forces from pirates

MANILA, (PNA) -– The 15 Filipino sailors rescued by Nigerian naval forces a day after their ship, Greek-owned tanker, was hijacked by pirates last August 16, returned to their vessel…

9 Pinoys arrested in Malaysian crackdown vs illegals

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, (PNA) -– Nine undocumented Filipinos were arrested this week as Malaysia intensifies its crackdown on illegal foreign workers, the Dept. of Foreign Affairs said Thursday….

POLO Jeddah to hold 3rd job fair for undocumented OFWs

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) -– In an effort to help undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFW) Saudi Arabia to rectify their status, the Department of Labor and Employment, through Philippine Overseas…

15 OFWs return home from Egypt

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Fifteen overseas Filipino workers arrived home on Friday to escape the civil disturbance in Egypt. The 15 OFWs availed of the government’s mandatory repatriation program…

China bars VP Binay trip to save pinay convict

By Jose Rodel Clapano Vice President Jejomar Binay called off yesterday a planned visit to China to save a convicted Filipina drug smuggler from execution, saying Beijing had declined to…

Why stay in the Philippines?

By DLS Pineda Year in and year out, the Independence Day Question remains a favorite: Are we truly free or not? Time and time again, the answer remains a resounding…