Rajapaksa, who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists under his brother and then president Mahinda Rajapaksa 10 years ago, has promised strong leadership to secure the island of 22 million people.Nov 17, 2019, 12:08 PM IST
The measures would help security forces to identify people as a hunt for any remaining attackers and their support network continues across the Indian Ocean island, authorities said.Apr 29, 2019, 14:30 PM IST
It said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops` counter-insurgency efforts by uncovering the military`s alleged human rights abuses.Dec 14, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
Britain will publish a revised counter-terrorism strategy on Monday designed to cope with what it said was a shift in the threats the country faces as militants of all ideologies adopt new tactics.Jun 03, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
French police today launched an anti-terrorism operation in the southeastern Alpes-Maritimes region.Nov 07, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Australia will send troops to assist Philippine forces in the ongoing battle against Islamic State fighters in the southern city of Marawi, Australia’s Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.Sep 09, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
Earlier this week, Macron chaired talks between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country`s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.Jul 27, 2017, 16:11 PM IST
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.Jul 08, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
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.
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.Jun 24, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
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on Wednesday has been resolved, a military spokesman said, and the Islamist militants who had held people captive had withdrawn with no reports of casualties.Jun 21, 2017, 10:12 AM IST
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.Jun 21, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
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.Jun 17, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
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.Jun 16, 2017, 20:07 PM IST
The biggest concentrations of militants are in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Orebro, according to Sapo.
The military has said 290 people have died in more than three weeks of fighting, including 206 militants, 58 soldiers and 26 civilians.Jun 15, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
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.Jun 11, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
The local terrorist groups are using the mosque, they are entrenched there. They also used civilians as human shields.Jun 10, 2017, 19:19 PM IST
The Philippines is majority Christian, but Mindanao has a significant population of Muslims and Marawi City is overwhelmingly Muslim.
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).
Jun 08, 2017, 12:11 PM IST