Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208 World

Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208

Mudslides and flooding triggered by typhoon Tembin killed 208 people and left 164 missing in southern Philippines as of afternoon of December 24, two days after the storm swept through Mindanao island.
Malaysia enhances marine security forces World

Malaysia enhances marine security forces

About 500 members of Malaysian People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) will be deployed to assist in monitoring security in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) from January 2018.
Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber World

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

Military and police of the Philippines arrested Rahim Abdul, a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb expert with a bounty of 1.3 million PHP (26,000 USD) on his head, said Philippine military on November 30.
Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city World

Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city

The government armed forces will liberate the southern Marawi city in a few days, announced General Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in a televised press conference on October 16.