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Ten Pakistanis detained trying to reach Abu Sayyaf stronghold without papers

Ten Pakistanis have been apprehending while attempting to reach the Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Basilan without any documentation, it was revealed today (Thursday, March 16). Coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Alvin Dagalea said the Pakistanis, who identified themselves as businessmen and their wives, were about to catch a ferry from…


Seven arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over suspected links to the Islamic State

Five Filipinos and two Malaysians have been arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over alleged links to so-called Islamic State (IS). Two Filipinos who are permanent residents of Sabah were arrested over allegations that they helped transport Indonesian and Malaysian IS terrorists to Mindanao. One was identified as a 31-year-old female immigration…


Ten Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed as Army closes net on group

A clash between the Army and Abu Sayyaf today (Friday, March 3) resulted in the death of 10 terrorists, including two grandsons of the group’s leader Radulan Sahiron. On the government side, 17 soldiers were injured in the clash, the second since the terror group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner…


Suspected Abu Sayyaf pirates attack Vietnamese ship, kill one, kidnap seven

Abu Sayyaf are the prime suspects after gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship, killing one crew member and abducting seven. Coastguard and marines rescued 17 Vietnamese crew members from the MV Giang Hai, which was attacked on Sunday (February 19) near Baguan Island in Tawi-Tawi, an area infested by the Islamic…



Islamic State plotting new terror stronghold in Mindanao

The leadership of the so-called Islamic State in Syria has contacted Abu Sayyaf terrorists instructing them to find a suitable area to found a caliphate in Mindinao. The Philippines defence minister Delfin Lorenzana shared the intelligence with journalists on Thursday (January 26). The announcement follows concerns raised by senior US…




Iraqi Kurdistan: In the shadow of ISIS, the drink flows freely

The clock is ticking for the so-called Islamic State. A coalition of fighters is poised to conquer Mosul, the self-declared capital and last redoubt of IS. While it may seem that the whole region is embroiled in chaos, just a few miles from the maelstrom, life goes on and the drinks flow freely. PLN’s…


UK embassy warns of Black Nazarene terror threat

The British Embassy has urged its citizens to “take particular care” due to possible terror threats during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday (January 9). The event sees crowds numbering in the millions thronging the streets of Manila, and also other locations across the country. In an updated travel…