Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines World

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.
Malaysia detains 11 terror suspects World

Malaysia detains 11 terror suspects

Malaysian police said on Feb. 21 that they had arrested 11 Malaysians and Filipinos for suspected link to terrorist organisations, including the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the southern Philippines.
Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader World

Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader

Philippine troops have killed Moammar Askali, a key commander of Abu Sayyaf militant group, in a clash on the resort island of Bohol in the country’s central region.
Five Malaysian sailors missing ASEAN

Five Malaysian sailors missing

Five Malaysian sailors, reported missing from a tugboat off Lahad Datu waters on July 18, might have been kidnapped, according to Malaysian media.