Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines cooperate to tackle IS World

Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines cooperate to tackle IS

Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have agreed to establish a trilateral cooperation to fight activities and ideas of the self-claimed Islamic State (IS) in the region, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi on January 26.
IS-linked militants release two Filipino hostages ASEAN

IS-linked militants release two Filipino hostages

Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines freed two Filipinos held captive for nearly three months, the country’s military said on January 19, the second release in within a week by the Islamic State-linked group.
Philippines assumes ASEAN Chair ASEAN

Philippines assumes ASEAN Chair

The Philippines officially assumed the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 at a ceremony in Davao city on January 15.
Japanese PM to visit Pacific Rim nations to strengthen ties World

Japanese PM to visit Pacific Rim nations to strengthen ties

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam on a six-day trip from January 12 aimed at strengthening security cooperation with the Pacific Rim nations, according to the Japanese Kyodo News.
China offers Philippines weapons for drug war World

China offers Philippines weapons for drug war

China has offered a 14 million USD arms package to the Philippines to support its combat of drugs and terrorism, said Philippine Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana on December 20.