Militants take hostages in southern Philippines ASEAN

Militants take hostages in southern Philippines

Philippine authorities on May 24 said Islamic extremists had taken a Catholic priest and others hostages at a cathedral in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.
Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines World

Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines

At least seven people, including five soldiers and policemen, were injured in two consecutive blasts at a gas station in Tacurong city in Mindanao island, the southern Philippines, on April 17 night.
Philippines: Nine killed in clashes World

Philippines: Nine killed in clashes

At least three soldiers, one police officer and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash between Philippine government forces and the Islamic militants in the central province of Bohol, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Philippines cracks down on extremist group World

Philippines cracks down on extremist group

The Philippine military recently launched air and ground operation in the southern province of Maguindanao, killing 21 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Malaysia arrests seven suspects for links to IS World

Malaysia arrests seven suspects for links to IS

Malaysia police said on March 13 they arrested 7 people for suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation from March 8-12 in Sabah and Selangor states.
Philippines: Five killed in rebel attacks World

Philippines: Five killed in rebel attacks

Five people were killed and 15 others wounded in a series of attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) in southern Philippines on February 16, said the Philippine army on February 17.
Malaysia arrests four IS-linked suspects ASEAN

Malaysia arrests four IS-linked suspects

Malaysia’s police on January 23 arrested four people, including three foreigners, who have connections with a branch in southern Philippines of the self-claimed Islamic State terrorist group.