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Oman Air plans flights to Manila, Jakarta

Oman Air has announced plans to launch new services from its hub Muscat to Manila (Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia) starting from December. With this move, Oman Air becomes the first carrier to offer non-stop flights between M

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Emirates to launch 2nd service to Philippines

Emirates, the Dubai-based leading airline, will launch flights to Clark International in the Filipino city of Angeles from October 1. The city will become the airline’s second destination in the south east Asian archipelago

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Philippines may allow US greater military access

The Philippines is ready to help the US as it aligns its defences against threatened attacks by North Korea, the foreign minister said, hinting at the possibility of opening more Philippine bases to the US military. U.S. forces ha

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Philippine typhoon shelters ‘wiped out’; toll hits 400

Rescue workers searched on Thursday through thick mud, broken homes and fallen trees for survivors, two days after a typhoon swept the southern Philippines killing nearly 400 people and leaving at least as many missing. Typhoon Bo

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Typhoon Bopha slams Philippines south, 1 dead

Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year, slammed into a southern island on Tuesday, destroying homes, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of flights and ferry services, officials said. B

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Philippines evacuates thousands over typhoon

Philippine President Benigno Aquino told people on Monday to take storm warnings seriously as authorities evacuated thousands of residents of coastal and mountain regions hours before the biggest typhoon this year was due to hit.

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ISFB, ADB team up for Islamic finance

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement to promote the development of Islamic finance in common developing member countries. “The importance of Islamic finance in t

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Philippines orders Arroyo arrest on plunder charges

A Philippine court said it has ordered the arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on plunder charges, meaning a likely return to detention after she posted bail in July following about seven months of confinement. The

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Philippines quake, tsunami warning lifted

Tens of thousands of people on a central Philippine island returned home on Saturday after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake, as local authorities began work to repair damages to public infrastructure.

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Manila mulls ban on sending maids to Gulf

Manila is mulling over a plan to stop sending domestic workers to Bahrain and the Gulf within five years as part of its labour policy shake-up to prevent skilled people from ending up in low-paid jobs such as housemaids. The Phili

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