Posts Tagged US-Iran tensions

DOLE assures cash, livelihood aid for Filipinos repatriated from Middle East

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has assured that overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were recently repatriated from the Middle East will be provided with livelihood...

US soldiers injured in Iran’s attack on Iraqi military bases

UNTV News   •   January 17, 2020

Washington, DC — Eleven United States soldiers were injured in the Jan. 8 Iranian bombing of a military base in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani in...

CAAP: 3 major airlines commit to aid evacuation of Filipinos from Middle East

Robie de Guzman   •   January 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on Friday that three airlines in the country have pledged their commitment to provide aid to Filipino workers...

Wary of refrained US reaction, Iran drums up new threats

UNTV News   •   January 10, 2020

By Marina Villén Tehran – Iranian authorities on Thursday were suspicious of the United States moderate reaction to a series of strikes against military bases housing American troops in Iraq...

OFW in Iraq says situation still ‘normal’ despite rising tensions with the US

Robie de Guzman   •   January 8, 2020

The Philippine government has ordered the mandatory repatriation of some 6,000 Filipinos in Iraq after Iran launched Wednesday a series of ballistic missile attacks that hit two bases in Al-Assad...

Khamenei: Military action ‘not enough’ to ensure US withdrawal from Iran

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

By Marina Villén Tehran – Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said an Iranian missile attack against two military bases used by United States troops in Iraq did not satisfactorily...

Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan flag carriers divert all flights over Iran

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Bangkok Desk – The flag carriers of Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan said Wednesday they would divert flights over Iran’s airspace in face of its escalating tensions with the United States....

US Embassy cautions Americans travelling in PH amid US-Iran tensions

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Embassy of the United States in the Philippines has cautioned all Americans who are travelling to and already in the Philippines to “keep a low profile”...

Duterte to back US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East tensions – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will side with the United States of America if Filipinos in the Middle East are harmed amid the brewing tensions between the two countries,...

Duterte wants standby fund for OFW evacuation amid US-Iran tensions

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants a “standby fund” for the possible evacuation of thousands of Filipinos in the Middle East amid escalating tensions between the United States and...

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