India said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would "work constructively" to end militancy in South 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.
Malaysian police believe five Malaysians still holed up in Marawi city.
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.
According to the rescued hostage interviewed by Philippine journalists, Mahmud and two other Malaysians were frontline fighters.
The department says it will seek improvements to any potential weaknesses found at Sabah immigration checkpoints.
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.
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.
Commuters appeared to welcome the initiative, with some even calling for more kiosks to pop up at other stations across the capital.
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.
Daesh is a danger, but the group does not posses al-Qaeda’s capabilities, says IIUM lecturer.
Special Branch director says necessary measures have been taken to ensure recent threat by Malay-speaking wing of IS, does not materialise.