MANILA (Reuters) - An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Islamic State said was an attack by its suicide bombers.
China's Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer takes part in a week-long China-Russia navy exercise. (Associated Press photo)
Fearing the United States could drag it into a shooting war with China in the South China Sea, the Philippines is questioning its alliance with the U.S. and pushing for a review of its decades-old defense treaty with Washington.
Army Special Forces is mourning the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, who died on Sunday after being wounded in an Aug. 7 improvised explosive device blast Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to 1st Special Forces Command.