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India hopes new Pakistan government will work for terror-free South Asia

India said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would "work constructively" to end militancy in South Asia.

Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad may be IS emir for Southeast Asia

Regional security expert Zachary Abuza says the deaths of terror leaders Isnilon Hapilon and the Maute brothers have left a void in the leadership position.

8 foreigners, including Malaysians, still fighting in Marawi

Malaysian police believe five Malaysians still holed up in Marawi city.

Malaysian Mahmud always talked about jihad, says rescued teacher

Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist would often come from the frontlines to the mosque where hostages were held to act as ustaz and lecture them, says former hostage.

Mahmud Ahmad sighted in Marawi by former hostage

According to the rescued hostage interviewed by Philippine journalists, Mahmud and two other Malaysians were frontline fighters.

Sabah immigration to conduct study on travel ‘loophole’

The department says it will seek improvements to any potential weaknesses found at Sabah immigration checkpoints.

Esscom welcomes opening of sea borders to hunt criminals

The opening of Philippine, Malaysia and Indonesia borders will allow security forces to enter each other’s waters while in hot pursuit of criminal elements.

Cross-region cooperation between anti-terrorism agencies needed

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says security agencies covering South and Southeast Asia should sit at the same table when counter-terrorism strategy is discussed.

Al-Azhar sets up advice kiosk in subway station to counter militancy

Commuters appeared to welcome the initiative, with some even calling for more kiosks to pop up at other stations across the capital.

Thailand tightens border security following info on militancy

General Piyawat Nakwanich denies that the move is due to fears of Islamic State presence, saying it is linked to feedback on the local insurgent movement.

Sulu militants, not Daesh, the main threat to Malaysia

Daesh is a danger, but the group does not posses al-Qaeda’s capabilities, says IIUM lecturer.

Bukit Aman ready for any IS threat

Special Branch director says necessary measures have been taken to ensure recent threat by Malay-speaking wing of IS, does not materialise.

Archived: Mubarak sends troops to quell revolt

Angry protesters up the ante as beleaguered president refuses to step down.