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Islamic State

Duterte fulfills promise and gives Muslim Mindanao wider autonomy

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed an autonomy law covering wider self-rule for Muslims in the south and was fulfilling is election...
Thai army’s offer to help Philippines against IS sparks criticism

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The Royal Thai Army said it is ready to send troops to the restive city of Marawi on Mindanao plagued by Islamic State terrorists...
Philippines won’t host 2019 SEA Games, says needs money for Marawi recovery

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The Southeast Asia (SEA) Games 2019, originally planned to be held in the Philippines, are among the casualties of the Islamic State offensive in...
Islamic State radicals destroy and torch church in Mindanao (video)

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Members of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group who are holding the southern Philippine city of Marawi on Mindanao under siege have begun destroying...
Singapore on highest terror alert level, ISIS named biggest threat

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A new report by Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs released on June 1 noted that the terrorism threat to the city state reached the...
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...
Islamist attacks rattle Southeast Asia as Ramadan ends

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A series of attacks allegedly or admittedly committed by radical Islamists shook Southeast Asia in the last week of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month...
Did ISIS plan to kidnap Malaysia’s Prime Minister?

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was among top Malaysian officials that militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) planned to kidnap last...
Terror threats resurface in East Malaysia, wider region

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The United Kingdom, after Australia and New Zealand,  is warning its citizens against travel to coastal islands in the East Malaysian state of Sabah...
Guns in Jakarta attack apparently from Philippines – Bombing foiled in KL

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Indonesian police believe that the guns used in the terrorist attack in Jakarta on January 14 Indonesia originated from the Philippines, the Wall Street...
Aquino denies “imminent terror threat” to the Philippines

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on January 15 in a press conference stated that there were "no credible or imminent terror threats" to the...
Indonesia police identify Jakarta attackers and mastermind

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Four of the five dead perpetrators in the January 14 bombing and shooting in Jakarta have been identified by Indonesian police. They, however, named...
Suicide bombing terror back in Southeast Asia – Islamic State claims responsibility

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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on January 14 while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, next...
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...
Thailand, Philippines rank highest in terrorism index in Southeast Asia

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The newly released Global Terrorism Index 2015 by Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace puts Thailand and the Philippines on rank 10 and 11,...