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Knifeman kills mother and sister near Paris, IS claims attack

Paris, France -- A man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday...

Iraq carries out more air strikes against IS in Syria

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq announced Friday it had carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, the third cross border aerial...

Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Astana, Kazakhstan -- Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement...

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years over Brussels shootout

Brussels -- A Belgian court on Monday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror...

Experts: IS eyeing PHL, Southeast Asia as havens

By Krista A.M. Montealegre, National Correspondent and Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz AN OFFICIAL of the US State Department on Wednesday warned that the...

Suspected Islamist militant who guarded US hostages nabbed

Philippine police have arrested a suspected Islamist militant who allegedly helped guard a group of tourists kidnapped in 2001 including an American missionary who...

Philippines hails US move to blacklist local IS-linked groups

The Philippines hailed on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Washington's decision to blacklist two local pro-Islamic State groups, including one which occupied the southern city of...

There are 48 foreign terrorists in Mindanao — military

THE GOVERNMENT has monitored 48 foreign terrorists operating and recruiting in Mindanao, the military told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Fernando Trinidad,...

Terrorists use social media, cash to recruit civilians near Marawi

By Rosemarie A. Zamora TERRORIST groups are using social media and financial incentives to recruit civilians in areas near Marawi even after the government has...

Congress sets Dec. 13 joint session on martial law

CONGRESS HAS set Wednesday, Dec. 13, for a joint session on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s request to extend anew martial law and the suspension...

Alleged IS recruiter files counter-affidavit, claims frameup

ALLEGED Islamic State (IS) online recruiter Karen Aizha A. Hamidon on Friday, Nov. 10, filed her counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice (DoJ). Ms. Hamidon...

Philippines hunts for possible new Islamic State ‘emir’ in Southeast Asia

PHILIPPINE AUTHORITIES were on the lookout on Monday for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State (IS) groups in Southeast...

Extradition eyed for Indonesian militant arrested in Marawi

By Rosemarie A. Zamora THE Philippine government is looking at possible extradition of an Indonesian militant who is part of the terrorist Maute group on...

Indonesian militant arrested

AN INDONESIAN militant who joined gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group in a five-month battle for a southern Philippine city was arrested...

No Filipinos injured in NY attack; PHL sends condolences

THE PHILIPPINES, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), expressed its condolences following the terror attack in New York City on Oct. 31 involving...

Military kills escaping militant in Marawi

GOVERNMENT TROOPS on Tuesday killed a pro-Islamic State gunman in the southern city of Marawi, a military official said, eight days after the government...

Gov’t: Marawi fighting finished

A FIVE-MONTH battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended, the nation’s defense secretary said...

War over

Philippine soldiers from Marawi are welcomed home by their relatives at Villamor Airbase in Manila on October 20, 2017. -- AFP

Malaysian militant Mahmud Ahmad killed in Marawi

THE MALACANANG confirmed on Oct. 19, Thursday, that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become Islamic State’s (IS) point man in Southeast Asia has...

Duterte says no deal to militants for hostages

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday ruled out the possibility of allowing Islamic State (IS)-linked militants to flee a southern city in exchange for...

Marawi rebuilding to cost $1.1billion — Lorenzana

REBUILDING THE besieged Philippine city of Marawi could cost about P56 billion ($1.1 billion), according to Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana. Months of fighting between...

Australia offers to train Philippine troops in IS fight

AUSTRALIA ON Tuesday offered to help train the Philippine military to tackle Islamic militants terrorizing parts of the country, calling the threat “deeply concerning.” Philippine...

Father of militant leaders dies in government custody

THE FATHER of the leaders of the pro-Islamic State Maute group that seized control of a southern Philippine town in May died while in...

Marawi’s Grand Mosque, police station now secured from militants

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Reporter THE military on Friday, Aug. 25, said troops were able to regain control of the Grand Mosque and a...

French aid groups flag Philippines ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

FIGHTING IN the troubled southern Philippine region of Mindanao has combined with extreme weather events to create a “humanitarian catastrophe,” French aid groups said...

SE Asian nations vow ties vs ‘growing’ IS threat

MANADO, INDONESIA -- Southeast Asian nations will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid “grave concerns” about...