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Philippine army foils suicide bombing bid linked to IS

MANILA: Soldiers in the southern Philippines foiled what the army said was an attempted suicide bombing in an urban area, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on a group aligned with the Islamic State (IS) group.

Nation

Recently released Abu Sayyaf gunman Murphy Ladja no longer a threat to Sabah, says Esscom chief

KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in Sabah's east coast do not view notorious Abu Sayyaf-linked gunman Murphy Basaluddin Ladja as a threat, after Filipino authorities freed him due to lack of witnesses.

World

Philippine army says it thwarted a suicide bombing in town in restive south

MANILA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the southern Philippines foiled what the army said on Wednesday was an attempted suicide bombing in an urban area, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on a group aligned with Islamic State.

World

Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria.

Nation

Sabah police will not negotiate ransom demands made by Filipino kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian police are working with their Philippine counterparts to secure the release of three Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen off Lahad Datu on Sept 23.

AseanPlus News

Task force set up to rescue couple

Manila: The Philippine military has created a task force to rescue a British man and his Filipino wife who were abducted from a beach resort in the country’s trouble south, a spokesman said.

AseanPlus News

Gunmen abduct Briton and wife from beach resort

MANILA: At least four gunmen abducted an elderly British man and his Filipino wife from their southern Philippine beach resort within sight of several people, police and military officials said.