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Philippines to raise US$254 mil via retail bonds to help rebuild...

The bond sale, which would be the first in a series of offerings, would cover this year's and next year's funding requirement for the rehabilitation of Marawi.

SE Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

The Southeast Asian delegates adopted an information-sharing platform that will be used to share real-time intelligence.

Malaysia komited kukuh kerjasama keselamatan 3 negara

Keputusan itu antara hasil perbincangan menteri di Kem Emilio Aguinaldo di bandar raya Quezon, Filipina.

Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group

Colonel Romeo Brawner said security forces conducted air and ground assaults in the province of Lanao del Sur on Sunday in a bid to flush out Maute rebels and the group's new leader.

Duterte banks on China ties to repair war-torn Philippine city

The contract for rebuilding Marawi, the country’s only Muslim-majority city, is expected to be finalized by the end of May, as the two nations seek to improve relations strained by a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

Painful homecoming in Philippines’ battle-torn Marawi

Swathes of the southern city has been destroyed in five months of house-to-house fighting between troops and jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group that killed nearly 1,200.

Philippines arrests suspected pro-Isis militant over siege

Nasser Lomondot was arrested on Saturday in Manila, months after he fled the fighting in Marawi.

Fresh clashes as Marawi gunmen seek new base in Mindanao

Philippine military commander says militants in southern Philippines are recruiting again in bid to build caliphate.

Clashes as IS-linked gunmen seek new Philippine base

The terrorists are not abandoning their objective to create a caliphate in Southeast Asia, with Mindanao being the 'most fertile ground'.

Another Marawi possible, Philippine rebel chief warns

MILF also urges President Rodrigo Duterte to speed up the passage of a Muslim self-rule law or risk a situation where extremists recruit more adherents on the basis there is no hope for peace.

Cops: Pistol used in shootout came from neighbouring country

Police are scrutinising the weapon used by a suspected burglar killed yesterday which they say could have been used in other crimes as well.

Analysts: Malaysian militant Amin Baco on the move in Mindanao

They say he may be trying to avoid capture and help with militants’ morale and training in other areas.

Urban conflict capabilities to be enhanced, says armed forces chief

Malaysian armed forces chief Gen Raja Mohamed Affandi Noor says urban conflicts overseas provide an important lesson.

Looted cash, gold helps IS recruit in Philippines

Marawi banks, businesses and homes looted of cash and jewellery.

’48 foreigners, including Malaysians, training militants in Mindanao’

Expert says these foreigners also provide technical expertise, funds and moral encouragement to fighters.

What if Malaysian Amin Baco is regional IS emir?

An analyst lays down possible IS command structure in southern Philippines if Amin Baco is indeed the IS leader.

Esscom’s planned Ligitan security post to be beefed up

Ligitan island, farthest Malaysian territory bordering Philippines, Indonesia, used by militant Amin Baco as entry point to Sabah, says EssCom chief.

Expert: Prospects for improved Asean security in 2018 grim

He says resurgence of al-Qaeda and ungoverned southern Philippine territory provides opportunities for militant activities.

Help stem movement of IS militants, urges US official

US counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales says Asean nations must be mindful of foreign fighters’ taking their fight elsewhere after losing in Marawi, Philippines.

Expert: Malaysian IS fighters unlikely to return home

Malaysians fighting in the Middle East and southern Philippines more likely to stay on rather than face capture here, he says.

Inter-religious harmony in SEA under threat from rigid Islam, says report

The spread of imported rigid and sectarian forms of Islam in the region can engulf entire communities, as the Philippines has discovered.

Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Rights groups and other critics warn Duterte is destroying democracy in the Philippines with strongman rule and a war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives.

Did foreign fighters enter south Philippines from Malaysia?

Esscom to verify this news report and is also closely monitoring route of planned ferry service between Kudat and Palawan.

Esscom to create island post to stop militants

This is in response to wanted militant Amin Baco’s re-entry into Sabah to pick up his son at his family home before taking him back to southern Philippines.