Seven people killed in clashes in southern Philippines World

Seven people killed in clashes in southern Philippines

One civilian and six policemen, including a town police chief, were killed and three other police were injured in ambushes believed to be staged by the New People’s Army (NPA) militant group in southern Philippines, the country’s military said on July 21.
Philippines: Suspected Maute financiers, supporters arrested World

Philippines: Suspected Maute financiers, supporters arrested

Philippine security forces have recently arrested three militants, including a alleged main financier and logistic supporter of the pro-Islamic State (IS) group that is currently withholding Marawi city in southern Philippines, the army said on July 5.
US, Philippines hold joint naval patrol World

US, Philippines hold joint naval patrol

The navy forces of the US and the Philippines has conducted a joint patrol in the Sulu Sea off the southern coast of the Philippines at the request of the latter’s government.
Philippines says no negotiation with Islamic militant groups World

Philippines says no negotiation with Islamic militant groups

The Philippine government will continue its policy of no negotiation with Islamic State (IS)–linked militant groups which are holed up in the southern city of Marawi, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said at a press conference on June 27.
Experts warn of terrorism threat in Singapore World

Experts warn of terrorism threat in Singapore

Supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have named Singapore as part of its “East Asia wilayah”, a move that analysts say could embolden foreign fighters to carry out attacks here.
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.
Indonesia warns against terrorism World

Indonesia warns against terrorism

Indonesian Military Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo on June 13 revealed that the self-styled Islamic State (IS) is present in almost every province in the country.
Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia World

Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia

It is feared that southern Philippines is fast becoming a centre of extremist groups in Asia, as evidenced by dozens of foreign gunmen joining hands with local IS militants to fight security forces in the region last week.