Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf network has been kidnapping foreigners and locals for years and holding them for ransom on its remote island strongholds in the southern Philippines.

Jun 17, 2017, 12:41 PM IST

Eight Filipino fishermen killed in suspected pirate attack in southern Philippines

Eight Filipino fishermen were fatally shot by at least five suspected pirates who boarded their boat in the southern Philippines, officials said on Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Philippine nightclub blast kills one, wounds nine

A powerful explosion tore through a nightclub in the strife-torn southern Philippines, killing one person and wounding nine others, police said Friday.

Jul 24, 2015, 07:53 AM IST

Four die as Philippine troops raid al Qaeda-linked bomb factory

Three Muslim militants and a soldier were killed in the southern Philippines on Thursday when government troops raided a bomb factory of an Al-Qaeda-linked group, a military official said.

May 14, 2015, 23:18 PM IST

One dead, 48 injured in Philippines blast: Officials

One person was killed and 48 others injured Friday as a parked car exploded in the southern Philippines, with the local authorities blaming the blast on al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants.

Jan 23, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

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 fr

Sep 08, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

17 killed in Philippines clash with Muslim extremists

Ten Muslim extremists and seven soldiers were killed today in one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months, the military said.

Jun 19, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Indian shot at in Philippines

An Indian man has been seriously injured after unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen shot at him in Philippines, a media report said Saturday.

May 25, 2014, 02:40 AM IST

15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants

The Philippine military said today it had launched an air and ground assault against Islamic militants wanted for a spate of kidnappings, with 14 militants and one soldier killed in the clashes.

Apr 30, 2014, 13:22 PM IST

20 soldiers wounded in Philippine gunbattle with Abu Sayyaf: Military

Twenty soldiers were wounded on Friday in an hours-long gunbattle between troops and al Qaeda- linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and kidnappings in the southern Philippines.

Apr 11, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

Kidnapped Al-Arabiya reporter walks free in Philippines

A reporter with the Pan-Arab Al-Arabiya news channel has walked free from the southern Philippines jungle 18 months after he was abducted by Islamist militants, Filipino police said on Wednesday.

Dec 04, 2013, 22:23 PM IST

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in southern Philippines

The United Nations has warned that the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.

Sep 26, 2013, 14:16 PM IST

Six more die as fighting drags on in Philippine city

Five rebels and a 71-year-old woman were killed today as fighting dragged on in a southern Philippine city between government troops and Muslim insurgents holding out with about 20 civilian hostages, officials said.

Sep 21, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

Philippine troops kill 8 Muslim rebels in city battles

Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on Thursday as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of a major city and believed to be holding hostages.

Sep 19, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

Philippine police chief freed, some rebels give up

A Philippine police chief abducted by a small band of Muslim rebels convinced them to surrender and emerged free, but a separate larger group continued to hold several hostages, officials said.

Sep 18, 2013, 13:53 PM IST

18 killed in Philippine standoff

Eighteen people were killed and about 40 others wounded in the ongoing conflict between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the Philippine city of Zamboanga, a military official said Friday.

Sep 14, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

Philippines standoff: Muslim rebels seek international mediation

On the third day of standoff between Muslim rebels and government troops in southern Philippines, a demand for international mediation has reportedly been made by the rebels.

Sep 11, 2013, 12:08 PM IST

Muslim rebel attack shuts down Philippine city

Followers of separatist leader Nur Misuari clashed with soldiers as Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered all schools and offices to remain closed.

Sep 09, 2013, 12:08 PM IST

Hotel explosion kills 3, wounds 27 in Philippines

The explosion, suspected to have been caused by a bomb, ignited a fire that gutted the two-storey Atilano Pension House.

Nov 28, 2011, 09:09 AM IST

Elderly Swiss-born man kidnapped in Philippines: police

Gunmen wearing police uniforms kidnapped an elderly Swiss-born man from his home in the restive southern Philippines where he had lived for decades, authorities said on Monday.

Apr 05, 2010, 10:02 AM IST