Malay Muslim militants kill 15 in southern Thailand, army says

Asia Pacific Nov 6, 2019

Malay Muslim militants kill 15 in southern Thailand, army says

At least fifteen people were killed in attacks by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand's violence-racked south, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, the latest incident in the 15-year bloody insurgency. Thailand's three southernmost provinces have been in the grip of a conflict that has killed ...

Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

Asia Pacific Nov 24, 2017

Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president's spokesman said on Friday. Ending the nearly half-century long conflict, in which more than 40,000 people have been killed, was among Duterte's ...

Asia Pacific Jun 24, 2016

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines: Jakarta

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia's foreign minister said on Friday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. "We got confirmation of an incident of kidnapping ...

World Apr 11, 2016

U.S. deploys B-52 bombers in fight against Islamic State forces

The U.S. Air Force on Saturday deployed Cold War-era B-52 bombers to bolster the fight against the Islamic State (IS)group in Syria and Iraq, stepping up efforts to defeat the extremists. The B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, which arrived in Qatar, were based in Saudi Arabia and ...