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AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2018 | 8:05 AM

Indonesia secures release of fishermen held by Abu Sayyaf

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).

World 07 Sep 2017 | 12:06 PM

Philippine army says two Indonesians rescued from Abu Sayyaf captors

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.

World 02 Jul 2017 | 4:44 PM

Indonesia, Philippines jointly patrol Celebes Sea to cut off militants

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.

World 16 Apr 2017 | 10:06 PM

Philippines says Islamist militants execute Filipino captive

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army said Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have beheaded one of four Filipino fishermen they took captive in December.

World 14 Feb 2017 | 8:21 PM

Philippines says Japan offers help in anti-piracy effort

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.

World 31 Jan 2017 | 8:02 PM

Philippines' Duterte asks China to patrol piracy-plagued waters

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.

Focus 19 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Wrestling Sabah’s yellowfin tuna

UNKNOWN to many anglers, Sabah, especially on its east coast, is one of the best places to fish for yellowfin tuna.

Nation 12 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Don: Sabah was spared due to Celebes Sea earthquake’s depth

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.

Nation 11 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds flee high-rise buildings after earthquake hits 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.

Nation 10 Jan 2017 | 7:20 AM

Sabah shaken by quake off Philippines

KOTA KINABALU: People ran out of multi-storey buildings after tremors were felt in eastern Sabah following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the Celebes Sea, off the Philippines.