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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…


Islamic State cash flows into Philippines disguised as OFW remittances

The Philippines defence minister has confirmed “very strong” links between the so-called Islamic State (IS) and home-grown militants such as Abu Sayyaf. Delfin Lorenzana said new intelligence had shown Muslim rebels had been communicating with IS, and funds were being transferred in the same way as overseas Filipino workers in…


Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremist arrested for 2011 kidnap of mother and son

Police have arrested a member ofAbu Sayyaf who was involved in the 2011 kidnapping of a Filipino-American woman and her son in Zamboanga City. Regional police say Wajir Arijani, alias Abu Maqtad, is being interrogated following his arrest in a hideout in the town of Santa Catalina. Authorities say Arijani was involved…