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Abu Sayyaf

U.S. Serviceman Killed In Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Believing that Islamic State captives held on a compound in northern Iraq faced "imminent mass execution," dozens of U.S. spe...

4 Hostages Appear In New Video Linked To Philippine Terrorist Group

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

In a video posted to YouTube Monday, four people who were kidnapped last month from a resort in the southern Philippines appear to be held hostage by...

U.S. Probes Whether Killed ISIS Leader Held U.S. Hostage

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the possibility that the Islamic State militant leader killed Friday was the captor o...

Top ISIS Leader In Syria Killed In U.S. Raid

Reuters | Will Dunham and Tom Perry | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) - U.S special forces killed a man identified as a senior Islamic State leader during a raid into Syria, U.S. offic...

Swiss Hostage Makes Dramatic Escape From Rebels In The Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got ...

Philippine Militants Free 2 German Hostages After Beheading Threat

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Germans freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines by a militant group that threatened to behe...

German Hostage Says Being Held In Hole By Philippine Islamists

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - One of two Germans held captive by an Islamist militant group in the Philippines said ...

Philippine Islamist Militants Threaten To Behead German Hostage

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

MANILA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militants in the Philippines said on Thursday they will kill one of two German captives on Oct. 1...

Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What does success against jihadist terrorist groups look like? For all the talk of a Forever War, we might just have an answer now.

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can the latest Framework Agreement create meaningful political space and perceived political participation that is inclusive enough for Christians and Muslims alike in the governance of resource-rich Mindanao?

Suspected Islamic Militant Killed By Own Bomb

AP | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected Abu Sayyaf militant was killed by his own bomb when it exploded as he was transporting it by motorcycle in the sout...

Southeast Asia's Most Wanted Terrorist Reportedly Killed

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI and JIM GOMEZ | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — The remains of a top leader of the regional Jemaah Islamiyah terror network have not been found, the Philippine military s...

Kidnapped U.S. Teen Free After Five Months Of Jungle-Captivity

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- A kidnapped American teenage boy escaped from suspected al-Qaida-linked militants and wandered without shoes for two days in a ...

Mopping Up Abu Sayyaf

The Diplomat | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

The mopping up of Islamic militants in Southeast Asia continues. Philippine authorities have arrested Adzhar Mawalil, an Abu Sayyaf gunman linked to t...

Muslim Militants Free Filipino-American Woman, Hold Her 14-Year-Old Son And Relative

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Muslim militants freed a Filipino-American woman after 2 1/2 months in captivity in the southern Philippines but are still...

Isolated in Federal Communication Management Units, Silenced Voices Need Ours

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stepanian

When it was hard for me to find vegan food in prison Abu-Sayyaf used to bring food to the bars at the front of my jail cell. He knew I was a strict ve...

Teacher Beheaded By Militants In Philippines

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the southern Philippines say the severed head of a kidnapped schoolteacher has been found in a bag at a petrol station....

Philippines Clashes With Separatists Abu Sayyaf Kill Dozens

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Military officials in the Philippines say at least 23 soldiers have been killed after government forces launched what they called a "decisive" opera...

A Missed Opportunity for Democracy

Camille Eiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camille Eiss

If Obama wants the Philippines to serve as a leader for ASEAN and "punch above its weight" in the world, it first needs to strengthen its democracy at home.

Rebels Threaten To Behead Red Cross Worker In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, March 18 (Reuters) - The leader of an Islamist rebel group which kidnapped three Red Cross officers in the southern Philippines threatened on ...