Eight people died, including six children, when a fire ripped through a poor community in the Philippines capital of Manila on Monday and destroyed 80 houses, a fire official said. Another three people were injured in the blaze which started around 5:00 am (2100 GMT) on the second floor of[…]
An Indonesian woman suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack in the southern Philippines was arrested on Saturday in a pre-dawn raid, the military said. The arrest comes less than two months after 15 people were killed and 74 others wounded when two suicide bombers, both of them women, blew[…]
At least five soldiers and four civilians have been killed, and several others were wounded after two explosions struck the southern Philippine town of Jolo, according to authorities. Philippine Red Cross Chief Richard Gordon said the explosion hit at approximately noon (04:00 GMT) on Monday in the capital of Sulu,[…]
A volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila has spewed a massive cloud of ash into the sky, forcing the precautionary evacuation of thousands of residents, authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday raised the alert level at the rumbling Taal volcano, 65km (40 miles) south[…]
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened opponents with prison if they try to impeach him, the latest in what a top U.N. official and an Asian lawmakers’ group this week called a pattern of persecution and assaults on free speech. Duterte vented his anger late on Thursday amid intense media[…]
More than 100 suspected Muslim rebels have stormed a jail in the southern Philippines, killing a guard and allowing 158 inmates to escape, officials said. Six of the inmates were killed in firefights with pursuing police and army troops, while eight others have been caught and were being returned to[…]
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Philippines’ case against China at an arbitration tribunal over rival claims in the South China Sea had strained relations and that it was up to the Philippines to heal the rift. Beijing’s claim to almost the entire South China Sea is shown on[…]
The Philippines has signalled it is ready to take in thousands of migrants who are stranded on Asia’s seas, the first country to offer shelter after its south-east Asian neighbours blocked them from entering. Manila, a signatory to the United Nation’s refugee convention, said it would help as it denied[…]
Philippine extremists are threatening to kill a Malaysian captive after his family failed to raise ransom money, a news report said Tuesday. The wife of Chan Sai Chiun, 32, said the Abu Sayyaf rebels holding her husband expressed their impatience over the failure of the family to raise 3 million[…]
A Philippine plan to evacuate all 13,000 of its workers in strife-torn Libya is a “challenge”, with many reluctant to leave despite the dangers, the Filipino foreign ministry said Friday. The ministry announced a “mandatory” evacuation of all 13,000 of its nationals living in Libya last month after the beheading[…]
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