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Indonesia says coal on hold for PH after 7 sailors abducted

Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday a halt on coal shipments to the Philippines will continue until Manila guarantees security in its waters after seven Indonesian sailors were taken hostage, the latest in a string of abductions.

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said yesterday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors.

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