Saudi Arabia holds its biggest military exercise

Saudi Arabia, one of the world`s largest arms importers, has held its biggest military exercise over two weeks in three theaters across the country reportedly involving some 100,000 personnel from its army, navy and air force.

Indian national shot dead in the Philippines

An Indian national from Punjab has become the latest casualty in a spate of shootings in Davao City of the Philippines, according to a media report on Saturday.

Golan troops need defence against chemical arms: Manila

Prez Benigno Aquino threatened to withdraw Philippine troops from UN peacekeeping force on Golan Heights unless they receive anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and protection against chemical arms.

Philippines asks Japan for help amid China dispute

Philippines sought coast guard patrol ships and communications equipment from Japan to better secure its territory and expressed alarm over their countries` territorial conflicts with China.