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Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says the Marawi conflict has long-term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia, including greater cooperation among extremists, and more violent attacks

Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

More dangerous union: Abu Sayyaf Sulu and ISIS East Asia finally align

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Why is this significant?

More dangerous union: Abu Sayyaf Sulu and ISIS East Asia finally align

When hope fights back amid conflict in Marawi

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Violence may have become the new normal but people are not letting it get in the way of their lives

When hope fights back amid conflict in Marawi

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 6, 2017

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 6, 2017

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'They (extremists) are creating intrigues and are sowing terror. They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people,' says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as ISIS hits back in Mosul

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Iraqi forces are facing increasingly difficult fighting and a rising number of suicide attacks, including some by female bombers, in the final stages of the battle for Mosul

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as ISIS hits back in Mosul

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines

Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Facebook says it will seek to educate charities and other organizations on how to fight hate speech, in the wake of recent terror attacks in Belgium, Britain and France

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep 'extremist and terrorism-related videos' off its services

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Londoners hold vigil for Muslim terror attack victims

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:57 AM

London police chief Cressida Dick says the incident is 'quite clearly an attack on Muslims' and promises a stepped-up police presence near mosques

Londoners hold vigil for Muslim terror attack victims

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

Jun 16, 2017 - 5:49 PM

In a joint blog post, the social network's global policy management director Monika Bickert and counterterrorism policy manager Brian Fishman say Facebook is committed to tackling the issue 'head-on'

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Moro-Filipinas are often independent of their men, assertive, vocal, see the hijab as just another way of projecting their identity, and definitely, are major players in the locality

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

U.S., Australian officials warn of returning foreign fighters

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:40 AM

(UPDATED) Top US and Australian officials warn battle-hardened and angry foreign fighters may return to Southeast Asia from the Middle East and take up arms in their own countries

U.S., Australian officials warn of returning foreign fighters

12 arrested after 'evil' London terror attack

Jun 04, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) British Prime Minister Theresa May says the rampage is driven by the same 'evil ideology of Islamist extremism' behind recent attacks

12 arrested after 'evil' London terror attack

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says intelligence pegs the number of ISIS fighters in the Philippines at 1,200, including 40 Indonesians, a stark contrast from the Philippines' 250-400 estimate

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi

May 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, initially releases P300,000 to support the relief operations of the Diocese of Iligan social action center

Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

May 29, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The arrest now brings to 14 the number of people they have in custody over the attack

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

May 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) Provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat says members of the elite Khost Provincial Force were the target of the attack

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

May 27, 2017 - 2:50 PM

US President Donald Trump vows to stand with Muslim leaders to counter 'terrorism and the ideology that fuels it'

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

May 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,' says US President Donald Trump

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

May 21, 2017 - 7:51 AM

He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

U.S. embassy warns citizens against traveling to Palawan

May 10, 2017 - 1:42 AM

(UPDATED) It has 'received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan'

U.S. embassy warns citizens against traveling to Palawan

Malaysia's Najib: Prosperity for all crucial in fight vs extremism

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:11 PM

In his first address on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the region can avoid the wave of populism felt in other parts of the world by making sure its people benefit from economic growth

Malaysia's Najib: Prosperity for all crucial in fight vs extremism

2 alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack – official

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The men, who are charged with belonging to a terrorist organization, admit that while in Brussels they visited the cousin of the two brothers who blew themselves up in the coordinated attack

2 alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack – official

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Tough close-quarters fighting in heavily-populated areas of Mosul is still ahead, and ISIS also holds territory in other parts of Iraq, as well as in neighboring Syria

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Apr 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:07 AM

'Given the current circumstances and our solidarity with the families of the dead, we are going to limit our celebrations to Easter mass,' a statement says

Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt's Christian minority

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

3 killed during raid on Bangladesh militant den

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:11 PM

The incident is the latest battle against militants, which have involved hostage-taking, deadly explosions, and gunfights at multiple hideouts in several locations in northeastern areas of the country

3 killed during raid on Bangladesh militant den

Blasts kill 3 as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) Two 'powerful' blasts go off some 400 yards from the hideout, targeting a huge crowd of people and police officials witnessing the commando operation

Blasts kill 3 as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Bangladeshi forces kill militant carrying explosives

Mar 18, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'As he was carrying explosives we primarily suspect him of being a militant,' Mufti Mahmud Khan, spokesman for the Rapid Action Batallion, tells Agence France-Presse

Bangladeshi forces kill militant carrying explosives

Many 'lone-wolf' attacks are coached from afar, study claims

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

According to researchers, evidence now shows that many so-called lone-wolves are in reality encouraged and directed by ISIS operatives to undertake attacks for which the group can then claim credit

Many 'lone-wolf' attacks are coached from afar, study claims

Duterte appeals to Muslims in Mindanao: Resist extremism

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The President asks Mindanaoans to avoid extremism 'because it will destroy all of us'

Duterte appeals to Muslims in Mindanao: Resist extremism

Hundreds march in Quebec in tribute to mosque shooting victims

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The march began not far from the mosque, at Laval University, where the presumed killer was a student, before proceeding to the national assembly of the French-speaking province

Hundreds march in Quebec in tribute to mosque shooting victims

ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The UN's cultural agency has reacted with outrage, calling the fresh destruction a 'war crime' and 'cultural cleansing'

ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

U.S. commander warns of more ISIS attacks in Asia-Pacific

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

As the group loses territory in the Middle East, radicalized fighters from Bangladesh, Indonesia and elsewhere are likely to target their native countries, Commander of the US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris says

U.S. commander warns of more ISIS attacks in Asia-Pacific

Africa, France battling same threat, Hollande says in Mali

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:02 AM

'The terrorists who attack our land, who commit acts on our soil, are allied with those who are in the Levant, in Iraq and Syria, but here as well, in the Sahel,' says French President Francois Hollande

Africa, France battling same threat, Hollande says in Mali

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect – report

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

'First of all, I'm not afraid of letting anything slip because I'm not ashamed of what I am,' says Salah Abdeslam in correspondence with an anonymous woman

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect – report

Pope slams jihadist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:14 PM

'We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God's name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power,' Pope Francis says

Pope slams jihadist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Al-Qaeda chief denounces Islamic State 'liars'

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:44 AM

In an audio message, Ayman al-Zawahiri complains that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had alleged that Al-Qaeda opposes sectarian attacks on Shiites and was prepared to work with Christian leaders

Al-Qaeda chief denounces Islamic State 'liars'

Pivots: The world in 2016

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Here is a look at some of the biggest stories from the past year

Pivots: The world in 2016

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining ISIS

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The ruling, which is not final, also calls for deporting the 32-year-old after serving a 10-year jail term

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining ISIS

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Dec 18, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines, the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country.

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Suicide car bombing kills 14 off-duty Turkish soldiers

Dec 18, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The government says all signs so far suggests the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was behind the bombing in the city of Kayseri

Suicide car bombing kills 14 off-duty Turkish soldiers

No way home for victims of Boko Haram

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Many reclaimed towns are charred, looted ruins still vulnerable to Boko Haram attacks, so people live in the guarded camps, cut off from any means of supporting themselves and dependent on external aid

No way home for victims of Boko Haram

11 arrested in France over Nice massacre

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:22 AM

The arrests come 5 months after Tunisian extremist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel plowed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd on the Nice seafront

11 arrested in France over Nice massacre

Somalia suicide truck bombing kills more than 20

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Shabaab group claims responsibility for the attack in the seaport area, saying the target was a nearby military base

Somalia suicide truck bombing kills more than 20

Iraq forces push deep inside Mosul, face fierce resistance

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The fighting to retake ISIS's last major stronghold in Iraq has prompted a steady trickle of people to leave their homes, many taking refuge in camps where nighttime temperatures have dipped below zero

Iraq forces push deep inside Mosul, face fierce resistance