Tensions as Philippines and US conduct drills

Military exercises in the South China Sea threaten to exacerbate balance of power with oil-rich Spratly Islands.

    " />" />

    The United States and the Philippines are conducting military exercises in the South China Sea.

    But the exercises are likely to raise tensions near the disputed Spratly Islands, believed to be rich in oil and natural gas.

    The islands could now determine the balance of power in the region with the Philippines seeming to position itself as broker.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from the capital Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life.