Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

May 27, 2017

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring ...

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

May 27, 2017

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counterterrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said “immense” progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who ...

May 26, 2017

Stop and rethink conspiracy bill

The government should once again weigh the concern that people's basic rights can be threatened by a bill to amend the law against organized crime — which penalizes the acts of plotting and preparing for crimes without actually carrying them out.

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

May 26, 2017

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. Solicitor General Jose Calida said Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting alongside the gunmen who attacked Marawi, a city of ...

Raids, arrests as on-edge U.K. seeks 'network' of attackers

May 25, 2017

Raids, arrests as on-edge U.K. seeks 'network' of attackers

Security forces rounded up more suspects in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks. Officials scoured the background of the British-born ethnic Libyan identified ...

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

May 25, 2017

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism after Islamist militants rampaged through a southern city. Duterte declared martial law on Tuesday for the southern region of Mindanao — which makes up roughly one-third ...

Ariana Grande cancels tour dates after Manchester attack

May 25, 2017

Ariana Grande cancels tour dates after Manchester attack

Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, the U.S. pop singer’s representatives said on Wednesday. Monday’s bombing, which killed 22 people and wounded 64, also resulted ...