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It is the first time the alleged Bali bombing architect has been charged over his suspected role in the attack, which was found to have be carried out by terrorist organisation Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). ... "I have learned through my interrogations on ...
The Philippines army has paused its military operation in the southern Philippines to allow the country's Muslim population, including residents of the terrorist-held parts of Marawi, to observe Eid-al-Fitr, the religious feast marking the end of Ramadan.
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY - The chief of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged governments to be more circumspect before issuing travel advisories as this could aggravate the situation in an already aggrieved country like the ...
MANILA -- The Philippines and Indonesia are closing ranks in combating the Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorism in the region, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said on Thursday, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking at a press ...
MANILA- The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to enhance cooperation to effectively address the threat of terrorism and extremism just as Islamic State-linked terror groups continued to repel government forces in Marawi City. In a joint ...
soldiers help evacuated residents disembark from a military vehicle after arriving at a processing center near a hospital in Marawi City yesterday.
MANILA, Philippines - As Philippine security forces continue to battle Islamist militants still holed up in some locations in Marawi City, another battlefront has emerged: the internet.
MANILA, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines and Indonesia are closing ranks in combating the Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorism in the region, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference at ...
armed forces spokesman Restituto Padilla earlier said the attackers on Wednesday belonged to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), one of four groups in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao that have pledged allegiance to ISIS.
"President Widodo reaffirmed Indonesia's commitment to support The Philippines in countering terrorism including restoring peace and stability in the southern Philippines," Abella said, adding that Duterte welcomed the Indonesian leader's expression of ...
Joint operations by Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines to fight terrorism and transnational crimes in the Sulu sea were launched on Monday (June 19) morning from Tarakan island in North Kalimantan.
It said petroleum trucks would be hijacked and used as "vehicle bombs." The terror attacks are reportedly aimed at churches, shopping malls, and other areas of convergence.
About 300 armed men, including members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), forced their way into Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province and overpowered students and staff.
More than 90 percent of Filipinos are Christian. Most are devout Catholics who celebrate religious holidays several times a year. Security forces under President Rodrigo Duterte are determined to keep these gatherings free from terrorism. Every 10 feet ...
Jakarta: Indonesians who join terrorist groups overseas will face a maximum 15 years' jail under new anti-terrorism laws expected to be passed by September. The new laws will enable authorities to crack down on Indonesians who return after fighting ...
Calida said these 20 terrorist cells have already launched attacks in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga and Davao and their main objective is to remove the whole Mindanao from its allegiance to the Philippine government. In fact, Calida said there ...
MANILA, Philippines - A former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission on Monday contradicted the claim of President Rodrigo Duterte that Maranaos allowed terrorism to establish a hold in Marawi City, where an intense battle between security ...
terrorists are not Muslims, this is the statement of armed forces of The Philippines Western Mindanao Command commanding general Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez after 11 kilograms of shabu were recovered by government forces in Marawi City during ...
Restituto Padilla, the armed forces of The Philippines spokesperson, said in a press conference on Monday that it is important to strengthen immigration procedures because some terrorists in the country had stamped passports and flew into the country ...
The attack on Marawi was carried out by the IS-affiliated Maute group, which together with other extremist groups like Abu Sayyaf have been carrying out terrorist attacks in the region, as well as other crimes such as hostage-taking, extortion and piracy.
Philippines siege: The terrorist 'caliphate' on Australia's doorstep ... violence and bravado. It appeared as a minor news item last month - a gang of armed militants was reported to be attacking a minor city in The Philippines, fighting under the ...
TARAKAN (NORTH KALIMANTAN) - Joint operations by Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines to fight terrorism and transnational crimes in the Sulu sea were launched on Monday (June 19) morning from Tarakan island in North Kalimantan.
MANILA, Philippines - A sister of the brothers Omarkhayam and Abdullah Maute was arrested on a ship with two suspected terrorists near the Iloilo port yesterday. Capt. Leopoldo Panopio, Coast Guard commander in Northern Mindanao, withheld the name of ...
Muslims are lending terrified Christians hijab veils to help them disguise themselves and escape being killed by Islamic terrorists group, ISIS as they try to escape hostage city. The tale is one of the stories to emerge from the besieged city of ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia will meet on terrorism next week to forge a "team effort" against extremists, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday, June 16. The meeting will be hosted by the ...
In 2002, the U.S. opened a so-called "second front" on terrorism on Mindanao. Hundreds of special operations troops assisted the Philippine armed forces with training and surveillance through the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines, which ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) - China supports the Duterte administration's counter-terrorism operations, its foreign ministry said.
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is seeking closer cooperation with Malaysia and Indonesia in the fight against terrorism amid President Duterte's revelation that the leader of the Islamic State (IS) himself ordered the attacks in Marawi City ...
The U.S. is helping the Filipino military fight ISIS-linked terror groups in the country's large southern island. An American surveillance plane was seen flying over Marawi City, the center of the fighting.
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Philippine military is asking facebook Philippines to close at least 63 accounts allegedly controlled by local terrorists and their sympathizers because they are being used for propaganda. Military spokesman ...
The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria revitalized terrorist networks in Southeast Asia. The Abu Sayyaf's Isnilon Hapilon was the first to declare allegiance, followed by several ... The Philippine Solicitor-General Jose Calida said that ...
... forces conducting a house-to-house search as part of clearing operations in Marawi City on Wednesday. Indonesia said that members of terrorist group JAD have been involved in the battle. ... The National Counter-terrorism Agency chairman, Commander ...
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Military agents arrested in Cotabato City an engineer working at the city engineering's office for being an alleged recruiter for the Islamic State-inspired Ansar Al-Khilafa Philippines (AKP), the Maute Group, and the Abu ...
"Emerging rebels are mostly youth who are orphans of war," Darwin Absari, a professor of the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of The Philippines, said in a press briefing conducted by an alliance of educators that had called for the ...
Manila,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Takfiri militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ''small resistance'' after troops crippled their logistics and some terrorists have fled from the battle, military officials ...
The city of Marawi in The Philippines has been occupied by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State for weeks. In recent days, the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency released a video showing some of these militants defaming the cathedral, then ...
According to the Philippine ambassador to Russia, Russia and The Philippines are in talks on the delivery of Russian weapons to help Manila combat terrorism.
Communist rebel negotiator Fidel Agcaoili (right) gestures during a rare news conference, Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Quezon City. At left is negotiator Randall ...
MANILA -- The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia will collaborate on air and marine defense in the wake of frequent terrorist attacks by extremists linked to the Islamic State group. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has said the ...
But as news of the attack first became public, ISIS propagandists quickly claimed responsibility. Given an intelligence briefing on the attack, Trump then publicly referenced an act of terrorism. ... With its perceived success in seizing ground ...
Officials from the Joint US military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) have handed over weapons and other military equipment to the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) to enhance the latter's counter-terrorism capabilities. A Philippine Marine (right) and a US ...
Riyadh in its statement yesterday also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in Saudi Arabia's Shiite-dominated area of Qatif, as well as in Bahrain, both of which have seen Shiite unrest over the past six years.
MANILA, Philippines - For aiding the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group, President Duterte wants sacked Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza hanged in public along with other traitors in government.
Singapore -- In the wake of the Manchester and London attacks, pipe bombs in Bangkok, suicide bombings in Jakarta, and a besieged city in the southern Philippines, Southeast Asian nations harbor few doubts about the likelihood of more terrorism ahead ...
The United States and ASEAN members stand ready to help The Philippines in countering the ongoing terrorist threat in Marawi City, said Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Sunday.
Simon Milner, the company's director of policy, issued a widely reported statement Sunday that said the social media platform works "aggressively" to remove terrorist content. "We want facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists," he said. U.K ...
An attack on a hotel in Manila left more than 30 people dead. police blame it on a robbery gone wrong. The attack comes in the midst of a raging insurgency in ...
The lone gunman behind Friday's deadly attack on a casino in the Philippine capital has been identified as Jessie Carlos Javier, a 42-year old Filipino, police said.
All the while, the secessionist group sowed terrorism and challenged the Philippine Constitution, using guerrilla warfare and terrorist activities to achieve its ends. The Philippines is a country where insurgency and terrorism overlap, as global ...
An early morning attack today (June 2) that killed 36 at Manila World Resort casino in northern Philippines is not considered a terrorist attack, Philippine police told the Associated Press. But a terrorism watch group revealed communications ...


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