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Ex-barangay captain found beheaded in Basilan

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Relatives find the decapitated body of 58-year-old Hadji Najir Bohong in Barangay Mahatalang

Abu Sayyaf beheads 7 loggers in Basilan

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Police say senior Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama may have targeted the loggers over a dispute stemming from his rubber plantation

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Duterte condemns Abu Sayyaf for beheading Vietnamese

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The Philippine President again threatens to eat members of the bandit group with salt and vinegar

Bodies sprawled on the street where the clashes began

May 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nakakatakot din yun kapag nakikita mo yung nakita namin doon na wala nang ulo sa Malutlut Yung unang bakbakan doon Christian siguro yun says a Marawi resident as he recalls the horrific scenes in some parts of the city

FIRST TIME BAKWIT. Abdul Moheming, 26, thought he was used to the clashes in his neighborhood. He Rappler photo

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

Apr 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED Kapareho nilang Tausug pero ginawa pa rin nila yung karumaldumal na pagpugot says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana

Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED The military says the victim Noel Besconde was reportedly very sick and apparently delay[ed] the movement of the local terrorist group

WATCH: How to solve a problem like the Abu Sayyaf?

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The military recognizes that a purely military solution is not enough to address the decades long problem

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

De Lima, German hostage, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Rescue of Abu Sayyaf hostages continues amid beheading reports

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza receives a report that the local terrorist group has beheaded its German hostage but he says this is still unverified information

ABDUCTED. German nationals Juergen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz (R) pose for a photograph on May 5, 2009 in Berbera. File photo by Mustafa Abdi/AFP

Millions of dollars paid to free Indonesian hostages

Sep 21, 2016 - 3:37 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Despite the denial of the Philippine and Indonesian governments that ransom was paid millions of dollars were given to the Abu Sayyaf Group for the release of Indonesian hostages over the past few months

Beheaded Canadian 'loved everything about the Philippines'

Jun 17, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Slain Abu Sayyaf hostage Robert Hall knew that he had found his home in Davao City his family says in a statement

TIGHT SECURITY. Filipino soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint during Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's trip to the island of Sulu, southern Philippines, on June 15, 2016, after the murder of Canadian national Robert Hall. Photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

Duterte 'would be outraged' by beheading of Canadian

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:55 PM

President elect Rodrigo Duterte remains mum on the murder of Robert Hall but his spokesman Salvador Panelo says Duterte is against all forms of criminality

INCOMING PRESIDENT. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ‘would be outraged’ by the beheading of another Canadian hostage in the Philippines, his spokesman Salvador Panelo says. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Robert Hall is beheaded by the group in Sulu as the deadline for ransom payment lapses

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Headless cadaver found in Sulu

Apr 27, 2016 - 3:17 PM

It s found two days after the beheading of a Canadian hostage

Jokowi on terror threat, saving Indonesian hostages: It's difficult

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:46 PM

The Indonesian president reacts to the beheading of the Canadian hostage and shares plans on how to save his countrymen held captive by the Abu Sayyaf

NOT EASY. President Jokowi admits the terror threat in the region is a difficult situation. File photo by AFP

Philippines condemns 'inhuman' beheading of Canadian

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:17 PM

2ND UDPATE The Philippines also extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Mr John Ridsdel the Canadian national beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf

KILLED. John Ridsdel before he was kidnapped and during his captivity in Sulu. Photos courtesy of PNP

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Apr 26, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Head of foreigner dumped in southern Philippines – police

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:50 AM

Police sources say the head of a foreign man was thrown in a street corner in Sulu s capital of Jolo hours after a ransom deadline passed for the hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf

Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED In the wake of the gruesome murder the Taiwanese parliament also plans to review a bill that would ensure killers of children get the death penalty

This photo taken on March 28, 2016 shows police escorting a man (C) who allegedly attacked and murdered a Taiwanese toddler along a street in Taipei, sending shock waves through the island. The man, suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl on March 28, was beaten by an angry mob as he was detained in Taiwan, with parliament saying it would debate tougher sentences for child-killers following the shocking crime.  / AFP / Aden Hsu / - Taiwan OUT / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Aden Hsu" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

'Allah ordered' child beheading, nanny says at Moscow court

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Suspect Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from Muslim majority Uzbekistan – whom the press have dubbed the bloody nanny – is detained on Monday as she was waving the child s severed head outside a metro station in northwestern Moscow

CRIME SCENE. Investigators inspect the site near the Oktyabrskoye Pole underground station where a woman carrying a severed child's head was arrested in Moscow, Russia, 29 February 2016. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Saudi beheadings wrong response to criticism – Iran president

Jan 05, 2016 - 11:16 PM

One does not respond to criticism by cutting off heads says President Hassan Rouhani on the execution of Nimr al Nimr

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, NY, USA, 25 September 2014. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Abu Sayyaf beheads Malaysian hostage

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:18 PM

2nd UPDATE The Malaysian was kidnapped 6 months ago in Sabah

Saudi executes Pakistani murderer of Indonesian couple

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Most Saudi executions are carried out by beheading with a sword in what the ministry says is a deterrent

Residents flee island after false text on 'terrorists'

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The village chief of Aliguay Island was recently beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Fleeing from Aliguay. Photo by Gualberto Laput/ Rappler

ISIS claims beheading of Croatian hostage in Egypt

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:12 AM

His abduction and purported killing are unprecedented in Egypt which is battling an ISIS insurgency in the eastern Sinai Peninsula

French prosecutor confirms ISIS link to factory beheading

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:19 PM

A French prosecutor confirms that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory had a terrorist motive and links to ISIS

ISIS LINKS. French police escort Yassin Salhi (C), a man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory, as they leave his flat in Saint-Priest on June 28, 2015. Photo by Philippe Desmazes / AFP

Saudi executions won't affect Indonesia plans, official says

Apr 17, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Indonesian is protesting Saudi s execution of two Indonesians this week without prior notice

PROTEST. Indonesian migrant worker activists protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Jakarta in 2011 over the beheading of an Indonesian worker. File photo by EPA

Indonesia protests beheading of domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Indonesia claims the sentence was carried out without Zainab s family and consular officials being given adequate notice

Indonesian domestic worker beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Saudi Arabia beheads an Indonesian domestic worker who knifed to death a Saudi woman described in press reports as her employer

PROTEST. Indonesian migrant worker activists wearing black t-shirts, hold placards during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 June 2011. Photo by Mast Irham / EPA

#PugadBaboy: Serious Joker

Feb 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

ISIS claims beheading of Iraqi security personnel

Feb 01, 2015 - 10:44 PM

The alleged beheading of an Iraqi police officer and solider is the latest in a series of atrocities committed by the group

Japan condemns 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim

Feb 01, 2015 - 9:19 AM

UPDATED Japan will never yield to terrorism and is firmly resolved to fulfill its responsibility in the international community s fight against terrorism says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

JAPANESE JOURNALIST: This image obtained from the SITE Intelligence Group shows an earlier photo of Kenji Goto holding a photograph of his colleague's slain body  ( AFP photo handout-SITE Intelligence Group )

ISIS beheads Japanese hostage – reports

Jan 25, 2015 - 7:43 AM

CNN cites a video showing surviving hostage Kenji Goto holding a photo showing his colleague Haruna Yukawa already beheaded

HOSTAGES. An image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) in orange jumpsuits with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife as he addresses the camera in English, standing between them at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/AL-FURQAN MEDIA

War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:25 AM

It s a war without witnesses

NUMBER THREE. An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (ISIS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 13, 2014 purportedly shows British aid worker David Haines dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape speaking to the camera before being beheaded by a masked militant (R). SITE Intelligence Group/Handout/AFP

American beheading suspect's mother apologizes

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:26 AM

The mother of an American worker suspected of beheading one of several colleagues he had tried to convert to Islam breaks her silence and apologizes in a video posted online

CHARGED. This image obtained from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen in an October 14, 2011, booking photo. Nolen allegedly beheaded a colleague on September 25, 2014 at a food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma. Photo by AFP Photo Handout – Oklahoma Department of Corrections

US worker beheads colleague after being sacked

Sep 27, 2014 - 9:03 AM

Alton Nolen 30 appears to have chosen his victims at random with no immediate indication of a link with terrorism

RANDOM TARGETS. A picture released by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections dated 2012 shows Alton Alexander Nolen, the man who allegedly beheaded a woman on September 25, 2014 at Vaughn Foods distribution plant in Moore, Oklahoma, USA, and stabbed a second person after recently being fired from his job. File photo from Oklahoma Department of Corrections/HANDOUT/EPA

Foley killing an 'utter betrayal' – British foreign secretary

Aug 24, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The beheading of the US journalist by a man speaking with an English accent revives concerns that British passport holders who travel to fight in Iraq and Syria may commit attacks on British soil

MURDERED. A picture taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo, Syria, shows US freelance reporter James Foley. Nicole Tung/AFP

AFP probes 'killing' video

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:52 PM

This cannot be condoned We are looking into everything says AFP spokesperson Major General Domingo Tutaan

Screenshot of video of alleged soldiers involved in summary execution

Filipino beheaded in Libya

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Foreign Department spokesman Charles Jose says the Filipino construction worker was kidnapped on July 15 and his remains were found in a hospital on July 20

India 'witch doctor' sentenced to death for beheading boy

Apr 16, 2013 - 6:56 PM

An Indian witch doctor who beheaded an 11 year old boy and offered the head as a sacrifice to a goddess to improve his fortunes has been sentenced to death

Afghan girl beheaded for refusing prostitution

Oct 17, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Mah Gul 20 was beheaded after her mother in law attempted to make her sleep with a man in her house in Herat province last week provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told AFP