Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

Hong Kong  was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

Philippines orders evacuation near powerful volcano

 Philippines authorities on Tuesday ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.

Philippines evacuate thousands as volcano glows red

The Philippines has evacuated more than 12,000 people from around the foot of its most active volcano as the crater glows red and authorities warn of a possible eruption.

Ferry sinks in Philippines, 2 dead, 102 rescued

Two people were killed and more than 100 rescued after a ferry sank off the coast of central Philippines, disaster and coast guard authorities said on Sunday.

Militant attack on Army fort kills three in Pakistan

Three paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort in Pakistan`s troubled northwest early Sunday, security officials said. 

Philippines braces for impact of powerful typhoon

 Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed towards the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said.

29 missing as ship capsizes in Philippines

At least 29 people were missing after a roll-on and roll-off vessel with 84 people on board capsized off central Philippine province of Leyte Saturday night, the state disaster relief agency said Sunday.

Canadian Islamist preacher to be deported from Philippines

A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines has agreed to be deported, an immigration official said Saturday.

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

Vietnam has nearly doubled its military spending, Japan is requesting its biggest-ever defense budget and the Philippines is rushing to piece together a viable navy.

Philippines detains Canadian Islamist preacher

A Canadian Islamic preacher has been detained in the Philippines, where authorities deemed him a potential threat to national security, the immigration bureau said on Thursday.

Philippine leader files bill giving autonomy to Muslims

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament Wednesday a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step in his attempt to end one of Asia`s longest rebellions.

Philippine hearing of Chinese fishermen delayed

A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen charged with poaching 555 endangered giant sea turtles at a disputed shoal in the Spratly Islands was postponed again today, Philippine court and diplomatic officials said.

Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack on Philippine city

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

UN official defends Indian general in Syrian peacekeeping controversy

UN's top peacekeeping official has came out in defence of India's Lt Gen Iqbal Singh Singha, who has come in for strong criticism from the Philippines military over his handling of operations in Syria after UN troops had come under attack from rebel forces.

Philippines Congress dismisses impeachment motions against Aquino

Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday threw out three impeachment motions in the House of Representatives, the first political challenge to the popular leader in four years.

Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks: Govt

Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital`s airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila`s biggest malls, authorities said Tuesday.

Car bomb found at Philippines` main airport: Authorities

Three people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila`s international airport, but there was no ongoing safety threat for travellers, authorities said Monday.

Philippines seeking defence ties with India after China's moves

Worried over increasingly aggressive moves of China to stake claim on disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the Philippines is looking at establishing defense cooperation with allies, including India, a top official said here.

32 Filipino peacekeepers evacuated, others under attack: UN

Thirty-two Filipino UN peacekeepers have been evacuated after being caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights while others remain under fire, the UN confirmed today.

'Philippine peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels in Golan Heights'
'Philippine peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels in Golan Heights'

Philippines Defense Minister Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday said that the country's peacekeepers in Syrian Golan Heights were attacked by a group of Syrian rebels.