A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck off the Philippine's Mindanao island on Saturday, sending hotel guests and construction workers running from buildings in Davao, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a "state of lawlessness" in the country after an explosion in a market killed 14 people in his home city while he was on a regular weekend visit there.
The number of drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took power and declared war on drugs in May has doubled to about 1,800, police said on Monday, a day after Duterte lashed out over UN criticism of the wave of deaths.
Bahrain's Gulf Air said on Friday that one of its aircraft suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off from the Philippines but landed again in Manila and all passengers onboard were safely evacuated.
"Gulf Air conf
An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and has breached the Philippines' sovereign rights with its actions, infuriating Beijing which dismissed the case as a farce.
China should prepare itself for military confrontation in the South China Sea, an influential Chinese paper said on Tuesday, a week ahead of a decision by an international court on a dispute there between China and the Philippines.
The Philippines has evinced interest in building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Iran as well as purchase gas from the Islamic Republic, a report said.
"The Philippines would like to build an LNG plant in Iran with a c
Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.
Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption.
Many voters in Manila had to line up in
A child born to a nurse onboard a Philippines bound Emirates flight died at a hospital in India last week, a report said.
Forty-year-old Grace Alexandria was returning to her country from Dubai when she gave birth to a baby girl,