Gulf Times - southern-Philippines
Series of blasts rocks southern Philippines, more than 20 hurt

Series of blasts rocks southern Philippines, more than 20 hurt

More than 20 people have been wounded in a series of explosions in the southern Philippines, the military said on Monday.

Blast wounds 7 people at public market in southern Philippines

Blast wounds 7 people at public market in southern Philippines

An explosion at a public market in the southern Philippines wounded at least seven people early on Saturday, the fourth blast in that area in 13 months, the military said.

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Ten Indonesian sailors abducted by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday after five weeks in captivity, Philippine police said.

Breakaway rebels kill nine in southern Philippines

Breakaway rebels kill nine in southern Philippines

A breakaway rebel group killed nine civilians in the southern Philippines in a series of attacks on Christmas eve, officials said yesterday, in a reminder that the region remains volatile despite recent gains in the peace process.