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Abu Sayyaf-linked kidnappers trying to slip into Jolo island

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) 52nd Special Action Company conducting a security check on motorists at a checkpoint in Indanan Village, Sulu province in the Southern Philippines. The Star-Asia News Network

A cat-and-mouse game is playing out between Philippine security forces and Abu Sayyaf-linked mercenaries holding two women hostages who are trying to slip into Jolo island.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men abduct 2 in Malaysia–officials

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A 29-year-old Chinese national and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted from a resort off Semporna, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

3 Filipinas killed in Malaysia car crash

Horror on the highway: Fire and Rescue department officers extricating the charred bodies from the twisted wreck. The Star-Asia News Network

Six foreigners – three Filipino women, two female Myanmar nationals and a British driver – were killed in a car accident here Wednesday morning.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sulu police hope to find body of Malaysian kidnap victim

Photo by The Star-Asia News Network

Philippine police will be looking for the body of a Malaysian kidnapped victim who could have died of illness while being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen in Jolo.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Agbimuddin general’s body recovered – report

The heirs of the Sultan of Sulu:  (seated from left) Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II and (standing from left) Datu Alianapia Kiram, Datu Phugdal Kiram and Datu Baduruddin Kiram. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The body of a top official of Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram has been recovered by police in Sabah, Malaysian media reported Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysia denies 700 more gunmen from Sulu now in Sabah

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Manukan Island in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Malaysian police on Friday denied rumors that more Filipinos have entered Sabah to reinforce the embattled Sulu “royal army.”

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sulu group leader Azzimudie’s fate still unknown

Malaysian troops in the mopping up and search operations in Tanduo village/The Star-Asia News Network

The fate of Sulu armed group leader Azzimudie Kiram remains unknown as Malaysian elite military and police teams enter into the final stage of search and mopping up operations at Kampung Tanduo and Kampung Tanjung Batu near here Friday.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian opposition facing probe for ‘instigating’ Sulu Sultanate to reclaim Sabah

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. AP FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian prime minister has directed Malaysian intelligence to investigate claims that the opposition was among parties responsible in instigating the heir of the Sulu Sultanate to reclaim Sabah.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Malaysian PM to Kiram’s followers: Surrender now

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. AP FILE PHOTO

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said the followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah should surrender or “face the action” of Malaysian security forces.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sulu gunmen told: Surrender or face drastic action

BLOODY FRIDAY  A truck at the village of Tanduao in Lahad Datu carries the bodies of two members of Malaysia’s police commando.  The two were among the casualties in Friday’s clash between Malaysian forces and armed members of the sultanate of Sulu, who had camped out at Lahad Datu since Feb. 9 to press their claim to Sabah. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

The remaining members of the “royal army” of a Sulu sultan must surrender or “face drastic action,” the Malaysian police said Saturday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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