Myanmar: Insurgents free ruling party politicians World

Myanmar: Insurgents free ruling party politicians

Insurgents from western Myanmar on January 1 released three ruling party politicians who had been kidnapped from conflict-torn Rakhine state, a spokesman for the insurgent group said, calling it a goodwill gesture to build trust with the government.
Thailand concerns over infiltration of terrorists World

Thailand concerns over infiltration of terrorists

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on November 14 expressed his concern that elements of the self-claimed Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups have entered the country.
Indonesia: Woman jailed for suicide bombing plot World

Indonesia: Woman jailed for suicide bombing plot

A woman who was accused of having links with a bombing plot of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) at the Indonesian presidential palace in Jakarta was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, her lawyer said on August 28.
Armed insurgents attack school in southern Philippines World

Armed insurgents attack school in southern Philippines

Philippine police said pro-Islamic State (IS) militants on June 21 attacked the town of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato province in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao Island, occupying a school and holding several students hostage.