Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: Southeast Asian nation

China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

BEIJING: China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with rival claimants in ...

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Armed men storm prison, freeing more than 150 inmates in Philippines

KIDAPAWAN CITY: Armed men with links to Muslim rebels stormed a prison early on Wednesday in the southern Philippines, killing a guard and freeing more than a 150 inmates, police said. The Southeast Asian nation has for decades been plagued by insurgencies by Muslim rebels in its southern islands, with ...

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