Sulu Sea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26405/all en U.S. Navy minesweeper runs aground off Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-navy-minesweeper-runs-aground-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, ran aground in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines on Thursday, and was stuck on a reef, the Navy said.</p> <p>No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at 2:25 a.m. local time on Tubbataha Reef about 80 miles (130 km) east-southeast of Palawan Island, in the Philippines, the Navy said. There were no reports that any fuel leaked from the vessel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-navy-minesweeper-runs-aground-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Sulu Sea Tubbataha Reef Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735436 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine gunmen 'demand to stay in Malaysia' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/philippine-gunmen-demand-stay-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's government said Thursday its security forces have surrounded dozens of Philippine gunmen in a remote area of Borneo island, and a report said the group is demanding the right to stay.</p> <p>Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters about 80 to 100 gunmen had been cornered by security forces near the small coastal town of Lahad Datu in the Malaysian state of Sabah.</p> <p>He said security forces were in control and negotiating with the group, some of whom were armed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/philippine-gunmen-demand-stay-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Law Political geography Religion Sulu Sea Technology War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:00:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755511 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gunmen refuse to leave in Malaysia border standoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-gunmen-refuse-leave-malaysia-border-standoff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from the Sultan of Sulu's spokesman, colour)</p> <p>By Anuradha Raghu and Manuel Mogato</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR/MANILA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - About 100 armed men holed up in a village in the Malaysian state of Sabah are refusing to leave, saying they have links with the Sultanate of Sulu in the Philippines which has a historic claim over the northern tip of Borneo island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-gunmen-refuse-leave-malaysia-border-standoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Sulu Sea War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756478 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian stand-off said result of Philippine peace deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/malaysian-stand-said-result-philippine-peace-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAHAD DATU, Malaysia, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A peace deal between the Philippines and Muslim rebels has alienated traditional rulers and their followers about 100 of whom have occupied a village in nearby Malaysia, a member of the old ruling family said on Monday.</p> <p>The stand-off with police in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah has threatened to spark tension between the Philippines and Malaysia, whose ties have been periodically frayed by security and migration problems along their sea border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/malaysian-stand-said-result-philippine-peace-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Philippines Religion Sulu Sea War Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758756 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine leader criticises gunmen in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/philippine-leader-criticises-gunmen-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday criticised Filipino gunmen who entered a Malaysian state in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.</p> <p>Dozens of followers of an Islamic sultan from the southern Philippines sailed over to neighbouring Sabah on the Malaysian part of Borneo island more than a week ago to assert their centuries-old claim over the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/philippine-leader-criticises-gunmen-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Borneo Religion Sulu Sea AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762043 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines sends mercy ship to Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/philippines-sends-mercy-ship-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Philippines was Sunday night preparing to send a mercy ship to pick up scores of followers of a Filipino sultan who entered the Malaysian state of Sabah to press his territorial claims, the foreign office said.</p> <p>The "humanitarian ship" was to depart the southern-most Philippine island province of Tawi-Tawi before midnight and head to Lahad Datu on Borneo island, where dozens of followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram have been locked in a tense stand-off with Malaysian authorities for two weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/philippines-sends-mercy-ship-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics Religion Sulu Sea AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764939 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines' Aquino warns sultan in Malaysia stand-off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-stand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned a sultan on Tuesday he would face the "full force of the law" if he did not end a standoff involving his armed followers in the Malaysian state of Sabah.</p> <p>Aquino told Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to recall 180 of his followers, about 30 of whom were armed, from a fishing village on the island of Borneo where they have been facing off with Malaysian security forces for two weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Benigno Aquino Borneo Religion Sulu Sea AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766579 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines' Aquino warns sultan in Malaysia standoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-standoff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned a sultan on Tuesday he would face the "full force of the law" unless he withdrew his gunmen from Malaysia, but the elderly ruler remained defiant.</p> <p>Dozens of followers of the little-known Sultan of Sulu have been facing off with Malaysian security forces for two weeks, after they sailed from their remote southern Philippine island homes to stake a territorial claim.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-standoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Benigno Aquino Borneo Business Politics Religion Sulu Sea Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:46:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766682 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines' Aquino warns sultan in Malaysia standoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-standoff-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned a sultan on Tuesday he would face the "full force of the law" unless he withdraws his gunmen from Malaysia, but the elderly ruler remained defiant.</p> <p>Dozens of followers of the little-known Sultan of Sulu have been facing off with Malaysian security forces for two weeks, after they sailed from remote southern Philippine islands two weeks ago to stake a territorial claim.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/philippines-aquino-warns-sultan-malaysia-standoff-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Benigno Aquino Borneo Business Politics Religion Sulu Sea Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:46:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766685 at http://www.globalpost.com Funnel removed from US Navy ship in Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/funnel-removed-us-navy-ship-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Salvage teams have removed the funnel from a US Navy ship stranded on a UN World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines after bad weather caused weeks of delays, the coastguard said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 68-metre (223-foot) USS Guardian minesweeper became stuck on the Tubbataha Reef on January 17 and strong winds and heavy seas have hampered the operation to dismantle it.</p> <p>The salvagers hailed the removal on Tuesday of the funnel as a major step.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/funnel-removed-us-navy-ship-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Coral reefs Sulu Sea AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:00:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768045 at http://www.globalpost.com Salvage crews break up US Navy ship in Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/salvage-crews-break-us-navy-ship-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Salvage teams have begun cutting up a US Navy ship stranded on a UN World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines in a process that could take almost month, the coastguard said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The smokestack, or funnel, of the minesweeper USS Guardian was lifted off on Tuesday while the mast was removed on Wednesday, marking a major step in the operation, said coastguard spokeswoman Lieutenant Greanata Jude.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/salvage-crews-break-us-navy-ship-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Sulu Sea Tubbataha Reef United States Navy AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:46:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768283 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine sultan infuriates two countries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/philippine-sultan-infuriates-two-countries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>From a dirty plastic chair in a rundown district of the Philippine capital, an ailing man claiming to be the head of an ancient Muslim dynasty whispers defiant decrees that infuriate a president.</p> <p>Jamalul Kiram III, who insists he is the genuine "Sultan of Sulu", emerged from political obscurity this month after a few dozen of his armed followers sailed to neighbouring Malaysia to stake an ancestral territorial claim.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/philippine-sultan-infuriates-two-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jamalul Kiram III Politics Religion Sulu Sea Technology War AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769291 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia police raid village to end stand-off, says armed group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/malaysia-police-raid-village-end-stand-says-armed-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANILA, March 1 (Reuters) - Malaysian police raided a village in the state of Sabah on Friday, aiming to end a stand-off with a group of armed Filipinos who have been holed up there for more than two weeks, members of the group said.</p> <p>The group numbering at least 100 people are followers of the Sultanate of Sulu in the southern Philippines and have refused repeated requests from the Malaysian and Philippine governments to return home. They have demanded recognition as the "rightful" owners of Sabah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/malaysia-police-raid-village-end-stand-says-armed-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Ethnic groups in the Philippines Politics Religion Sulu Sea Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:46:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770490 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines says shots fired in Sabah stand-off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/philippines-says-shots-fired-sabah-stand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shots were fired Friday in a village at the centre of a stand-off between Philippine gunmen and security forces in the Malaysian state of Sabah, the foreign department said.</p> <p>Malaysia's ambassador to the Philippines told Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario that the gunfire had stopped and there were no casualties, department spokesman Raul Hernandez said on local television.</p> <p>"What he (ambassador) relayed to Secretary del Rosario was that this incident happened earlier, and thank God there were no casualties," Hernandez said on ABS-CBN network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/philippines-says-shots-fired-sabah-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Philippines Religion Sulu Sea AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:56:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770499 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Malaysia standoff with armed Filipinos erupts in violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-violence-erupts-at-malaysian-standoff-armed-group-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with Malaysian police comments)</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Reuters) - A standoff between Malaysian security forces and armed Filipinos erupted in violence on Friday, with two police officers and 12 members of the Philippine group killed as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out.</p> <p>Malaysian police said the killings occurred on Friday morning when security forces tightened the cordon around the group in the eastern state of Sabah and were attacked, resulting in a 30-minute firefight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-violence-erupts-at-malaysian-standoff-armed-group-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Borneo Entertainment Ethnic groups in the Philippines Political geography Politics Religion Sabah Southeast Asia Sulu Sea Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770509 at http://www.globalpost.com