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.
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.
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 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 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.
The Philippines has raised its terror alert to Level 3, the highest, after police discovered a plot by Islamic State-linked militants to attack a park near the US Embassy in the capital Manila.
Philippine police arrested two men suspected of plotting a bomb attack near the United States Embassy in Manila, said a local official on November 30.
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.
A blast ripped through a street in the northern Syrian town of al-Rai on November 27 in what was believed to be an Islamic State suicide bombing, with several deaths reported and security and hospital sources saying 12 wounded, mostly children, were taken to a hospital in nearby Turkey.
Israeli aircraft killed four Islamic State-linked gunmen on November 27 after they fired mortars and shot at troops patrolling along the occupied Golan Heights, the military said.
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.
Iraqi military medics rushed a man whose mouth had been blown apart by mortar shrapnel into their temporary field clinic on the eastern edges of Mosul on November 22.
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.
Mounting civilian casualties from fighting in eastern Mosul between Iraqi forces and Islamic State are overwhelming the capacity of the government and international aid groups, the United Nations said on November 19.
Iraqi Shi'ite militias said on November 16 they had driven Islamic State fighters from an air base west of Mosul, a victory which would threaten the Sunni group's supply route from Syria to its last major stronghold in Iraq.
Islamic State claimed a series of suicide attacks that killed at least 14 people south and west of Baghdad on November 14 as a US-backed campaign to capture Mosul, the insurgents' last urban stronghold in Iraq, made slow progress.
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.
About 80% of Islamic State (IS) terror group followers, identified from 2013 to 2015, are aged 40 and below.
Islamic State fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from Hammam al Alil town, the United Nations human rights organization said on November 8.
Libyan forces in the final stages of a six-month campaign to recapture Sirte from Islamic State said they freed 14 civilians on November 6 from a small residential area where some militants are holding out.