• Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:00
    Key Abu Sayyaf sub-commander believed killed in Phillipines military offensive
    KOTA KINABALU: Key Abu Sayyaf sub-commander Indang Susukan, who was behind several Sabah kidnappings over the past decade, is believed to be dead following Manila’s military offensive in Jolo, intelligence sources say.
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  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00
    Marawi is finally liberated, but at what cost to Southeast Asia? 
    Filipinos are heaving sighs of relief at news that Marawi was liberated this week from an Islamic State franchise and fellow militant outfits, after nearly five months of fighting. 
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:41
    Seven Filipino militant suspects arrested in Malaysia
    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have detained seven Filipinos suspected of involvement with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, an official said Thursday, the latest arrest of extremist suspects in the Muslim-majority country.
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  • Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:36
    Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island: army
    MANILA - Five people including a Philippine police officer were killed Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.
  • Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:24
    Policeman dead as armed men attack Philippine tourist island
    MANILA - A Philippine police officer was killed early Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.
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  • Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:39
    A crippling blow
    The notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group has been dealt a crippling blow with many key leaders killed in the past month. Some known gunmen involved in the beheading of hostages, including Malaysian Bernard Thien, were among those killed in the intensified offensive.
  • Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:55
    Philippine troops kill 10 Islamist militants in offensive
    Manila - Philippine troops killed 10 suspected Islamist militants in an offensive against the Abu Sayyaf group on the southern island of Jolo, the military said Monday.
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  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:09
    Malaysia police kill key Abu Sayyaf militant in shootout
    Malaysian security forces have killed a key member of a Philippine Islamist militant group in a shootout in waters off Sabah in Borneo, the Philippine military said Saturday.
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  • Sat, 17 Sep 2016 16:16
    Duterte: Philippine militants 'hungry' for caliphate
    MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were hungry to establish a caliphate, as he toughens his stance on the kidnap-for-ransom group accused of a deadly bombing in his home city this month.
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  • Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:13
    Three people on fishing boat kidnapped off Malaysia: official
    KUALA LUMPUR - Three crew members on a Malaysian fishing trawler have been kidnapped in waters where militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have previously taken hostages, a security official said on Sunday.
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  • Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:37
    Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 51
    Swimmer Joseph Schooling receives a hero’s welcome back to Singapore; Pokemon Go a no-go for many Asean countries; Two Indonesian kidnap victims escaped from their Abu Sayyaf captors in Philippines; War of words between Philippine President Rodrigo Dutert
  • Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:57
    Philippine Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 5 sailors, Malaysia says
    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's police chief said Tuesday that five tugboat crew missing since last week were abducted by the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf, which is notorious for repeated kidnappings in waters between the two nations.
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  • Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:25
    Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 41
    Malaysians call for harsher laws against sexual predators; Malaysian sailors freed by Abu Sayyaf; an Indonesian maid stabs her Singaporean employers; hand, foot and mouth disease cases surge in Singapore; vigilante killings have spread across the Philippi
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  • Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:00
    Taking on the Abu Sayyaf
    Youla Lasut was speechless when she found out that her husband Alfian Elvis Repi, a crew member of the tugboat Brahma 12, was eventually released by the militant Abu Sayyaf group after more than a month in captivity.
  • Sun, 01 May 2016 01:00
    Clueless on Abu Sayyaf
    The initial burst of reaction on social media to the Abu Sayyaf’s execution of a hostage was anger at the Philippine government’s inability to put an end to the bandit group
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