World Briefs: Two teens in Sydney face arms charges

Two teens in Sydney face arms charges

SYDNEY • Australian police yesterday charged two 18-year-old youths with selling weapons and drugs, saying they were among a large number of terror suspects being monitored.

The two were arrested in a western suburb of Sydney last Friday and charged with 17 offences, including the unauthorised supply of firearms and firearm parts.


Thai govt delays new labour laws

BANGKOK • Thailand's military government has said it will delay enforcing new labour regulations after thousands of migrant workers from neighbouring countries fled home last week, fearing arrest and heavy fines under the new decree.

The junta last Friday said it would suspend parts of a new foreign labour law, which came into effect on June 23, for 120 days.


US-Philippine joint patrol in Sulu Sea

MANILA• • US and Philippine warships yesterday conducted a joint patrol of southern waters amid rising concern over Islamic militancy and piracy in the region.

The US Navy combat ship USS Coronado and the Philippine frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz carried out their joint patrol of the Sulu Sea, according to a US Embassy statement.

It also said the Philippine government requested the joint patrol.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 02, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe