Pacific

Blinken: US, Pacific island states agree to ‘declaration of partnership’

Agreement shows “we have a shared vision for the future,” U.S. secretary of state says.

Philippines

Ex-guerrillas in southern Philippines begin turning in last batch of firearms

Process aims to finally end the chapter of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as an armed entity.

Pacific

World War II bombs found in Tuvalu lagoon by international naval contingent

The discovery of 500 pound bombs from World War II highlights the long-term problem of unexploded munitions in the Pacific

Indonesia

Uyghur convict in Indonesia deported amid fears he was sent to China

Ahmet Bozoglan had been convicted on terrorism charges and was released July 1, a senior police official said.

South China Sea

Vietnamese fisherman shot by unknown assailant

The man was hit in the leg and may have to retire from fishing.

Philippines

Ex-guerrillas in southern Philippines begin turning in last batch of firearms

Process aims to finally end the chapter of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as an armed entity.

Foreign ship captains arrested by Indonesia's navy cry foul over alleged corruption