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US State Department issues worldwide travel alert due to terror threats

The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert due to increased terrorist threats. In a statement it said: Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics,…

Abu Sayyaf lowers ransom demand for Samal Island kidnapping victims

  Abu Sayyaf has lowered its expectations of a three-billion peso demand to 900 million pesos this weekend. The 900-million peso ransom is in exchange for the three foreigners who were kidnapped from Oceanview Marina on the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte on September 24. Kidnapped were Canadians…

Think tank ranks Philippines ninth in Global Terrorism Index

The Philippines ranks ninth out of 162 countries who are heavily affected by terrorism. This according to a new ‘think tank’ index by the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Terrorism Index for 2014. The study showed that that Philippines had the fifth largest overall improvement in decreasing of deaths…

Abu Sayyaf behead Malaysian hostage Bernard Ghen Ted Fen in Sulu

A Malaysian kidnapping victim was reportedly beheaded by Aby Sayyaf on Tuesday evening. Abu Sayyaf warned the family and the Malaysian government that they would behead Bernard Ghen Ted Fen if their demands were not met. This, after the Malaysian government paid 30 million pesos to free his wife just last week….