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Abu Sayyaf

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.

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.

Vietnam actively conducts citizen protection abroad

Politics

Vietnam actively conducts citizen protection abroad

The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei is actively coordinating with officials from China’s Taiwan to carry out search and rescue activities and update information on Vietnamese workers trapped in a fire in Taiwan on December 14.

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

World

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

Military and police of the Philippines arrested Rahim Abdul, a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb expert with a bounty of 1.3 million PHP (26,000 USD) on his head, said Philippine military on November 30.