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Philippines 'breeding ground for terrorists,' says Filipino suspect in NY plot

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The US Justice Department says Filipino doctor Russel Salic told others involved in the foiled New York terror plot that terror laws in the Philippines are 'not strict' compared to laws in countries like Australia and the UK

Vatican urges Philippines to help Christians in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines will study the Vatican s request as Pope Francis urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence

RELIEF FROM VIOLENCE. Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the St. Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP

Filipinos to hold Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Catholic bishops set the Day of Prayer on August 18 as Pope Francis is expected to pray for persecuted Christians on the same day

PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN. An Iraqi Christian woman forced to flee her home shelters in the St Joseph Church in Erbil, northern Iraq, on August 9, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Jalil/EPA

Fleeing civilians in limbo as battle for Iraq town escalates

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The conquest of Sinjar and several other towns threaten to further integrate the Iraqi and Syrian halves of the caliphate IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi proclaimed

ON GUARD. A volunteer who joined the Iraqi army to fight against jihadist militants of the Islamic State stands in a truck as he holds a position in Al-Othaym in Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad on August 3, 2014. Photo by Amer al-Saadi/AFP