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Abu Sayyaf

Is Mindanao Southeast Asia’s Syria in the making?

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Pictures of the southern Philippine city of Marawi on fire are sending a worrying message across the world: Will Mindanao, the Philippines' conflict-ridden southern...
Mindanao clashes: Philippine gov’t speaks of “foreign invasion”

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The Philippine government said on May 26 that the clashes in Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao were an "invasion of foreign...
Philippine officials downplay safety risks as travel warnings mount

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Despite a rising number of travel warnings after violent attacks in popular tourist spots in the Philippines and ecurity concerns over mass killings in...
Sea kidnappings at 10-year high, Southern Philippines new ‘hotspot’

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The number of maritime kidnappings hit a ten-year high last year, with waters off the southern Philippines, particularly the Sulu Sea, becoming increasingly dangerous,...
Beheading of Canadian fuels “iron fist” approach towards extremists in Philippines

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The beheading of a Canadian hostage by Muslim extremists of Abu Sayyaf group gives presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte a particular special position to underline...
Indonesia concerned about growing “jihad piracy”

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The Indonesian government expressed concerns about increasing Islamist-related piracy on a shipping route along its sea border with the Philippines across the Sulu and...
AFP-Forces

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The Philippines Military says 18 soldiers were killed in an intense 10 hour gunfight with militant Islamic terrorists in the Southern Philippines. More than...
Philippine southern militants form “Islamic State province”

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Four Islamic militant groups in the southern Philippines have apparently joined forces to create a satellite of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, making...
Malaysia: Security tightened ahead of Obama visit to ASEAN summit

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Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on November 20, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of...
Counter-insurgency begins in the southern Philippines

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On Saturday, the Philippine military launched a full scale assault on a separatist rebel group, known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), in...
No Al-Qaeda threat in Philippines, say officials

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In the wake of a move by Washington D.C. to shut down embassies across the Middle East and North Africa due to a terrorist...
Canada, Australia issue Mindanao travel warnings

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Canada and Australia have raised travel warnings for their citizens to the Philippines’ second largest island, Mindanao, due to fresh threats of terrorism and...

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Despite still unresolved conflicts between military groups and authorities in some parts on Mindanao, the Philippines' southernmost province keeps building up its economy. The latest...
High risk of terror in ASEAN: Crisis group

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Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia are ranked high on a new list compiled by Aon Crisis Management, a UK-based firm specialising in risk...
Sulu and the other rebels of Philippines’ south

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The Sultan of Sulu’s aim to take ownership of Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah has placed Malaysian military on high alert, but the Sulu rebels from the Philippines are not the only destablilising force in the region.
Aquino touts Philippine economic growth

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Developmental progress in the Philippines has set new benchmarks, yet only represents the “tip of the iceberg,” President Benigno Aquino III said in his...
Pacified Mindanao new investors’ darling

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The peace framework agreement signed between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the break away Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been successful at...