- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security Updated: May-05-16 5:15 am
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
- After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am
MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.
- Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian Updated: Apr-26-16 3:23 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed without endangering the remaining captives.
- Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists Updated: Apr-25-16 5:11 pm
MANILA, Philippines - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.
- 4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates; vessels safe in Malaysia Updated: Apr-15-16 10:38 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four Indonesians have been kidnapped and another shot in an attempt to hijack a tugboat and barge in the border waters of Malaysia and the Philippines, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
- US: IS group could be emboldening Filipino militants Updated: Apr-14-16 9:50 am
MANILA, Philippines - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that the violent influence of the Islamic State group could be emboldening militants in the southern Philippines who last week killed 18 Filipino troops.
- Philippines vows to 'destroy' militants who killed 18 troops Updated: Apr-10-16 7:48 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine military officials vowed Sunday to "destroy" the Abu Sayyaf extremist group with more offensives after fierce fighting over the weekend left 18 soldiers dead in the government's largest single-day combat loss so far this year.