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Watchdog says Filipino gangs seized 10 fishermen off Borneo

A Malaysian maritime watchdog said the pirates boarded the fishing boats and kidnapped crew members before sailing toward Sitangkai Island in the Philippines.

June 18, 2019

Indonesia says 17 dead after motorboat sinks in bad weather

At least 17 people, including four children, died after a motorboat sank in choppy waters off the Indonesian island of Java, a govt official said on Tuesday.

June 18, 2019

Rouhani says Iran won't wage war as US to send troops

Iran's president stressed Tehran was facing a group of politicians with little experience even as the US said it would send more troops to the Middle East.

June 18, 2019

Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey

Syria and its Russian allies mentioned that the action is in response to rebel violations, including the presence of fighters in a demilitarized zone.

June 18, 2019