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ARF agree to boost social media use to fight terrorism

ARF agree to boost social media use to fight terrorism

Foreign ministers participating in the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on August 7 agreed to increase the use of social media in combating terrorism, amid the rising threat of terrorism in the region.

Vietnamese vessel attacked in Philippines, one killed

Vietnamese vessel attacked in Philippines, one killed

The coastguard of the Philippines on February 20 reported that pirates in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven on the evening of February 19, according to foreign media.

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Several thousand Iraqi federal police are ready to join the assault against Islamic State in east Mosul, a spokesman said on December 12, reinforcing troops who have faced weeks of fierce counter-attacks from the militants.

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site on December 8, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said.

Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center

Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center

Iraqi army units surged toward the center of Mosul on December 6 in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold.

Indonesia arrests militants in bomb attack plot

Indonesia arrests militants in bomb attack plot

Indonesia’s counterterrorism police arrested two Islamic State linked militants who allegedly planned bomb attacks at prominent places in Jakarta, including the Myanmar Embassy and government buildings.

Indonesia: man jailed over Jakarta attack

Indonesia: man jailed over Jakarta attack

An Indonesian court on November 23 sentenced Saiful Muhtorir to nine years in prison for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta last January.

IS claims attack that kills dozens at Shi'ite mosque in Kabul

IS claims attack that kills dozens at Shi'ite mosque in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Kabul on November 21 that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens in its third major attack on minority Shi'ites in the Afghan capital since July.

Blast at Pakistan shrine kills 52, wounds scores

Blast at Pakistan shrine kills 52, wounds scores

An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on November 12, killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said.