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JAKARTA: Two Indonesians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in waters off Sabah more than a year ago, have been released by the militant group and are on their way home, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman in Jakarta on Saturday (Jan 20).
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers rescued two Indonesian hostages on Thursday after a firefight that killed five of their Islamist militant captors on a southern island, an army commander said.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Indonesia will jointly patrol the Celebes Sea this week to stop Islamist militants reaching the Philippines' restive southern island of Mindanao, where rebels have seized a city, an army spokesman said on Sunday.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army said Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have beheaded one of four Filipino fishermen they took captive in December.
MANILA (Reuters) - Japan has offered to send patrol ships to deal with a growing piracy threat in the southern Philippine waters bordering Indonesia and Malaysia, a senior Philippine defence official said on Tuesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he had asked China to help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants by sending ships to patrol southern waters plagued by raids on commercial vessels.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah escaped with no damage to buildings because of the depth of Tuesday’s strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the Celebes Sea.
KOTA KINABALU: Hundreds fled their offices and high-rise buildings as a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, the biggest to hit near Sabah, struck the Celebes Sea.