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Militants attack Afghan midwife training center

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:21 PM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack, but most of the recent assaults in the city have been carried out by the Islamic State group (ISIS), which has a stronghold in Nangarhar.

TARGETED. Afghan volunteers carry an injured youth on a stretcher to a hospital following an attack that targeted an education department compound in Jalalabad on July 11, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada / AFP

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Sep 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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PH Air Force gets weapons from U.S.

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The munitions and weapons will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines including Marawi the US embassy says

US SUPPORT. Members the US and Philippine armies unload and inspect a delivery of  rockets from the US to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Photo from the US Embassy

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Duterte to ISIS: You might bring out the worst in me

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:39 PM

Duterte condemns ISIS atrocities and warns If you can do it I can do it 10 times better than you definitely

NATIONAL SECURITY. President Duterte arrrives in Catbalogan, Samar to visit a military camp. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Trump tags 9 countries, including PH, as 'terrorist nations'

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:32 AM

We are letting people come in from terrorist nations that shouldn t be allowed because you can t vet them says Donald Trump who has built his campaign around an anti immigration platform

DONALD TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 01 February, 2016. File photo by John Taggart/EPA

Istanbul attack, PH peace talks, NASA | 12PM wRap

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:23 PM

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Federalism in PH, ISIS’ reach, Cavs vs Dubs | 6PM wRap

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Pope slams 'rejection' of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Mar 27, 2016 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis also speaks of areas affected by climate change

Russia detains 14 over forged documents for ISIS fighters

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The 14 are allegedly part of an international criminal group with underground printers and laboratories

Greece arrests 3 armed Britons at Turkish border

Feb 14, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The arrested men are believed to have links to terrorism and arms trafficking

Ungoverned spaces and extremism

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Governments urgently need to address the precursors that litter the region making it easier for people aiming to emulate or follow ISIS

Indonesian police patrol near the site of a bomb blast earlier in the day, in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Seven people, including five suspected attackers, died in bomb blasts and gunfire in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, officials said, in what the country's president described as an act of terrorism. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Hollande: Threats won't stop France's war on terror

Jan 25, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Nothing will deter us says French President Francois Hollande during his visit to India

epa05122637 A handout photograph provided by the Indian Press Information Bureau, shows French President Francois Hollande (2-R), and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R), along with officials at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, 24 January 2016. Francois Hollande, who will be the chief guest in the Republic Day Parade in Delhi, commenced his three-day visit to India from Chandigarh. Hollande was received by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rock Garden. Hollande and Modi are scheduled to visit various landmarks in the city of Chandigarh, which was designed by Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier, apart from attending a business meeting. EPA/PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Besieged Afghan forces battle to flush out Taliban in key district

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Military planes drop food and ammunition to besieged Afghan forces battling to push Taliban insurgents out of Sangin two days after the emboldened militants stormed the opium growing district

READY. Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers adjust their equipment in Helmand on December 21, 2015. Photo by Noor Mohammad / AFP

Taliban storm airport complex in Afghan city

Dec 09, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Taliban militants breach the complex s first gate and clash with Afghan troops

ON GUARD. Afghan military personnel walk near the airport during fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kunduz on October 1, 2015. Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP

Germany planning to deploy 1,200 troops for ISIS fight

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:33 PM

It would be the German military s biggest deployment overseas

READY FOR DEPLOYMENT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande inspect a military honor guard on March 31, 2015 in front of the Chancellery in Berlin. Photo by John MacDougall / AFP

Jordanian king warns of 'world war' against humanity

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:13 PM

King Abdullah II says the world must act swiftly to fight terrorism

‘THIRD WORLD WAR.’ The Jordanian King Abdullah II salutes as the guard of honor plays the Royal National anthem upon his arrival at the Jordanian Parliament in Amman, Jordan, 15 November 2015. Photo by Jamal Nasrallah / EPA

US army sergeant: Two soldiers I served with needlessly died in PH

Oct 08, 2015 - 1:07 PM

One Army sergeant’s meditation on the complexity of modern conflicts and the cost of getting it wrong

SOLDIERS. (L-R) SFC Christopher Shaw and SSG Jack Martin, killed-in-action in 2009. Source: US Department of Defense

No peace until foreign troops leave Afghanistan: Taliban chief

Sep 22, 2015 - 8:50 PM

The Taliban s new leader tells Kabul it must cancel a security deal with the United States and expel all foreign troops if it wants peace as 10 Afghan soldiers die in an insider attack

WITHDRAWAL. In this photograph taken on October 25, 2014, US Marines talk with each other as they prepare to withdraw from the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP

The American disconnect in Moro Mindanao

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Nationalists will argue about the bad things the Americans had brought on the Philippines but there are people whose experiences with the US have not always been that negative

Half believe CIA interrogation methods justified –poll

Dec 16, 2014 - 8:39 AM

More than half 56 percent believe the intelligence gathered from those methods prevented terrorist attacks found a Pew Research survey

UN official: No evidence of ISIS in the Philippines

Dec 14, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Although the terror has not yet reached the Philippines UN officials caution the government to stay on guard

ISLAMIC STATE? Screenshot of Youtube video showing senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swearing allegiance to ISIS

US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:03 PM

The strict code of humble anonymity represented a life long commitment and obligation and those who flouted it were no longer teammates in good standing a letter from a top official read

An unidentified man reads 'No Easy Day' outside the Strand bookstore in New York, USA, 04 September 2012. Peter Foley/EPA

FOX documentary to reveal who killed bin Laden

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The Navy SEAL will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in the mission that killed bin Laden

Wounded Fil-Am war vet takes his place in history

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Joseph Bacani now a student at Columbia University is a far cry from his image embedded in the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial The Iraq War veteran is the only Filipino and Asian American in such national tribute

Kerry calls for Iraqi political unity against jihadists

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:41 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urges Iraq s political factions to unite against the jihadists who have already overrun several cities and are pushing towards Baghdad

Obama announces release of US soldier held in Afghanistan

Jun 01, 2014 - 1:09 AM

Since his capture in 2009 Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has appeared in several Taliban videos

#DearObama: On terror and wars

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:03 PM

A letter by a young girl for US President Barack Obama on staging a war on terror

Twin suicide bombings target Iran center in Beirut

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Jihadists have carried out a string of attacks targeting both Iran and the Shiite Hezbollah movement

GROUND ZERO. Lebanese emergency personnel work at the site of a bomb explosion in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut on February 19, 2014. AFP/Stringer

Heart of darkness: A 'Zero Dark Thirty' analysis

Jan 15, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Television film and the War on Terror

INSTRUMENTAL WOMAN. Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thiry' for which she won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama in the 70th Golden Globes. Photo from the 'Zero Dark Thirty' Facebook page

What drones? PH not Afghanistan - US officer

Jul 10, 2012 - 3:24 PM

The former commander of US troops in the Philippines denies a New York Times report that they conducted a drone strike in Mindanao

Arab Spring poses UK terror threat: intelligence boss

Jun 26, 2012 - 9:21 AM

The Arab uprisings have given Al Qaeda new arenas in which to rebuild warns Britain s domestic intelligence chief

Former US vice president Cheney gets heart transplant

Mar 25, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Former US vice president Dick Cheney was in hospital on March 25 recovering after a long awaited and lifesaving heart transplant from an unknown donor to whom he will be forever grateful

Revisit policy on terror, gov't urged

Mar 07, 2012 - 2:28 PM

AFP ARMM say issues being addressed

HUMAN RIGHTS. A resident of Basilan participates in a rally last March 1 organized by civil society groups in Isabela City against human right abuses allegedly committed by government forces. (Photo by Amir S. Mawallil)