Philippines` Aeta people `beggars` in their own land

 Philippine bush man Edward Serrano struck two rocks together and wrapped the faint spark in wood shavings, building a fire in much the same way Stone Age man must have done two million years ago.

Philippines confirms second MERS case

A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.

Japan, Philippines lash out at China island building

Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military.

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.