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France's President Emmanuel Macron eyes special centres in Libya to handle asylum requests

France's President Emmanuel Macron eyes special centres in Libya to handle asylum requests

Earlier this week, Macron chaired talks between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country`s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.

Suspected Islamist militants attack Kenya village, behead nine men

Suspected Islamist militants beheaded nine men in an overnight attack on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, police said, days after Somali militants killed three policemen in an attack on a nearby village. 

US wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city

An attempt by government troops to arrest Hapilon in Marawi on May 23 triggered a rampage by Islamist militants flying black IS flags and backed by some foreign fighters who seized parts of the mainly Muslim city.
 

United States wanted terror leader may have fled to Philippine city: Army

Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino militant said to be the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military's Western Mindanao Command.

Philippines military says hostage drama resolved

A hostage drama that unfolded at a primary school in the southern Philippines on Wednesday has been resolved, a military spokesman said, and the Islamist militants who had held people captive had withdrawn with no reports of casualties.

Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and are holding several students hostage, police said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamists has entered its fifth week.

Philippine troops pound Islamists as death toll passes 300

Philippine troops pounded Islamist militants holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery Saturday as more soldiers were deployed and the death toll rose to more than 300 after nearly a month of fighting.

White House has no update on Russian report of Baghdadi's death

White House has no update on Russian report of Baghdadi's death

The U.S. administration on Friday was unable to provide any update on a report by Russia`s defense ministry that it may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa last month, a White House official said.

Islamist militants rapidly increasing in Sweden: Security Chief

Islamist militants rapidly increasing in Sweden: Security Chief

The biggest concentrations of militants are in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Orebro, according to Sapo.
 

Philippines politician says residents see 100 bodies in besieged city

Philippines politician says residents see 100 bodies in besieged city

The military has said 290 people have died in more than three weeks of fighting, including 206 militants, 58 soldiers and 26 civilians.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says didn't seek US support in city siege

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says didn't seek US support in city siege

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he did not seek support from Washington to end the siege of a southern Philippines town by Islamist militants, a day after the United States said it was providing assistance at the request of the government.

US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

The local terrorist groups are using the mosque, they are entrenched there. They also used civilians as human shields. 

US joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

US joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

The Philippines is majority Christian, but Mindanao has a significant population of Muslims and Marawi City is overwhelmingly Muslim.
 

Philippines says may break Islamist militants' city siege soon

The siege of Marawi City in the southern Philippines could be over soon because the logistics of the Islamist militants holed up there have been disrupted and they have been reduced to a “small resistance”, the military said on Wednesday (June 7).

 

Foreigners from at least 5 countries fighting with rebels in southern Philippines: Minister

Militants of at least five nationalities were among eight foreigners killed while fighting alongside Islamist militants against government troops in the southern Philippines, Manila`s defence minister said on Thursday.

Philippine military airstrikes kill 10 troops: Defence Chief

Eighty-nine militants have been killed in the fighting, and the gunmen have murdered 19 civilians.

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

More than 100 people have been killed, most of them militants, according to the military, and most of the city`s residents have fled.

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

Duterte imposed martial law last week on Mindanao where both Marawi and Iligan are located, to quell the unrest and wipe out militancy.
 

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Duterte declared martial law across the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives are part of a campaign by the IS group.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo urges calm after suspected suicide attacks in Jakarta

Authorities in the world`s biggest Muslim-majority nation are increasingly worried about a surge in radicalism.