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Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea

ISIS? A police car carry suspected Maute group members following their arrest on June 2, 2017 while swimming the Agus River in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

We have done our utmost to avoid unexpected conflicts says Fan Changlong vice chair of China s Central Military Commission

NO USE OF FORCE. General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, says China will not commit acts that would cause conflict in the South China Sea. In this photo he is welcomed at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on June 11, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Malaysia calls for SE Asian cooperation on ISIS threat

Oct 17, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Concern is growing in Southeast Asia over the potential for the Islamic State to gain followers in the region

FIGHTING ISIS. A Malaysian Royal Police handout picture made available on 17 October 2014, shows Malaysians suspected to be involved with Islamic State (IS) as they are detained by a Malaysian Royal Police Counter Terrorism Unit in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 October 2014. Malaysia Royal Police/EPA

Malaysia gets new transport minister amid MH370 crisis

Jun 25, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Malaysia s premier appoints a new transport minister to replace Hishammuddin Hussein who took the lead during the search for missing flight MH370

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Malaysian transport chief: We cannot and will not rest until MH370 is found

NO HOPE LOST. A file photo showing MH370's status as "delayed" hours after the flight went missing on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

New gear to scour for MH370 up to two months away

May 05, 2014 - 3:48 PM

After scaling back the search effort for Malaysia Airlines Flight Mh370 Australia Malaysia and China are determined to focus on an intensified undersea search

MH370. The coordinator of the JACC Angus Houston during a press conference with in Canberra, Australia, 05 May 2014. Alan Porritt/EPA

Malaysia to open new budget airport in MH370 shadow

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 budget terminal will begin operations May 2 with an initial 56 flights

Australia dismisses MH370 claims by exploration firm

Apr 30, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Marine exploration company GeoResonance says its research using images from satellites and aircraft had identified elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tire bursts

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:52 AM

The airline says tire debris discovered on the runway had led to the decision to bring the Boeing 737 800 aircraft back

MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

Apr 19, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Though the search so far has yielded nothing officials say they will not abandon operation

SEARCH CONTINUES. The Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Bluefin-21 is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, in the Indian Ocean on April 16, 2014. Photo by EPA/LSIS Bradley Darvill/Australian Defence Department

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says if nothing is found authorities would reassess how next to proceed in the unprecedented mission to find the plane

Mini-sub on second mission after first MH370 search aborted

Apr 16, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The Bluefin 21 minisub resumes sweeping the ocean seabed for MH370 after aborting its first foray underwater

BLUEFIN-21. An undated handout picture made available by the Australian Department of Defense (DOD) on 15 April 2014 shows the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis in the water after being craned over the side of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at sea in the Indian Ocean. Leut Kelli Lunt/EPA/AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Sub joins MH370 hunt ahead of Malaysian PM visit to Perth

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:13 AM

A British nuclear submarine and director Peter Jackson s personal jet join the search for MH370

The British nuclear submarine HMS Tireless leaves the port of Gibraltar on July 14, 2004 to head off a spat between Britain and Spain, which lays claim to the British territory and which had protested at its presence. Jose Luis Roca/AFP

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

'History will judge us well' on MH370 – Malaysia

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Anybody who has gone through this what we have gone through has indicated to me that we have done quite an admirable job

File photo of Malaysian Defense Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein during a media conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Azhar Rahim/ EPA

Malaysia asks US for undersea surveillance gear in jet search

Mar 22, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel assured Malaysia he would assess the availability and utility of military undersea technology for the MH370 search

Malaysia says satellite images a 'credible lead'

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:05 PM

We now have a credible lead Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein tells reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport

CREDIBLE LEAD. Malaysian Defense Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein (C), Malaysia's Department Civil Aviation Director General, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (L) and Malaysia Police Chief, Khalid Abu Bakar (R) during a media conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia on March 19, 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Malaysia needs to 'verify' possible Australia MH370 find

Mar 20, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Malaysia stresses the need to verify Australia s new information regarding MH370 though it hopes the information is a positive development

MH370. Chinese media reports on an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) graphic showing the search areas for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Canberra, Australia, 20 March 2014. Australian planes have been diverted to the area where 'possibly related' objects have been seen from satellite imagery. Daniel Munoz/EPA

Malaysia confirms jet search area expanded

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:34 PM

We are pushing further east into the South China Sea and further into the Indian Ocean Malaysia s transport minister says

This handout photo taken on March 9, 2014 shows Malaysian Maritime Enforcement personnel looking through binoculars during search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200. Photo by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement/AFP

Malaysia denies firing first shot in Sabah

Mar 01, 2013 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED Malaysia security forces have not taken a single shot the Malaysian Home Affairs minister says