Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.
Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.
By Frances Mangosing
The Philippines will pull out its troops serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Golan Heights and Liberia due to health and security threats, the Department of National Defense said on Saturday.
The Philippines sent one of its most capable ships, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, to the biggest Australian war games that will be participated by 12 countries.
By Niña P. Calleja
Eight scanners that may help security personnel detect if a passenger is carrying too much cash, illegal drugs or explosives on their person and even underneath the skin will be installed in four of the country’s major airports by the end of the year ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit to be held in Manila in 2015.