Myanmar: Militants launch attacks on military World

Myanmar: Militants launch attacks on military

Rebel forces launched a series of attacks targeting military personnel at different locations in Myanmar’s Mandalay region and Shan State on August 15, killing and injuring at least 17 people, according to Xinhua news agency.
Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year World

Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year

The Philippine Congress voted on December 12 to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year until the end of 2019, due to concerns over continued threats from rebels and groups sympathetic to Islamic State militants.
Malaysia: Seven nabbed for suspected links to IS World

Malaysia: Seven nabbed for suspected links to IS

Malaysian police announced on July 18 that they had arrested seven suspected Islamic State militants, including a man who threatened to assassinate the Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V, and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed.
US hands over six surveillance drones to Philippines World

US hands over six surveillance drones to Philippines

The US on March 13 handed over six surveillance drones to the Philippines in a bid to enhance the Southeast Asian country’s ability to cope with threats from jihadist militants and respond to natural disasters.