Asia Pacific Nov 24, 2019

Philippine military kills militant behind suicide attacks

Philippine soldiers have killed a militant who had helped a local group linked to Islamic State to stage suicide bombings in the southern province of Sulu, the military said on Saturday. The body of Talha Jumsah, also known as Abu Talha, was recovered after a ...

Asia Pacific Mar 29, 2016

Abu Sayyaf abducts 10 Indonesian sailors aboard tug off Malaysia

Ten Indonesian crew members on board a tugboat were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines over the weekend, officials in Manila said late on Monday. Two Philippine military officials said the militant group had demanded an undisclosed ransom amount from the boat's owners. ...