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Filipino marines, militants die in clash

At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash yesterday as the military launched an offensive against gunmen blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 7:14am

Reward rises to US$2m for militant escaped killer

A Black Liberation Army militant who fled prison for Cuba after being convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 has been added to the FBI's "most wanted" terrorist list and the reward for helping to catch her doubled to US$2 million.

3 May 2013 - 1:40am

Thailand, Muslim militants agree to peace talks

Thailand’s government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever on Thursday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country’s southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.

1 Mar 2013 - 2:27am

Sudan denies Iran role in arms factory

Sudan’s foreign ministry on Monday denied that Iran had any involvement in a military factory which Khartoum says was attacked by Israeli aircraft last week.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms what is known by all: that Iran has no need to manufacture weapons in Sudan, for Iran or for its allies,” the ministry said in a statement.

30 Oct 2012 - 5:48am

Iraqi militants join in battle for Syria on both sides

Militant Sunnis from Iraq have been going to Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad for months. Now Iraqi Shiites are joining the battle in increasing numbers, but on the government's side, transplanting Iraq's explosive sectarian conflict to a civil war that is increasingly fuelled by religious rivalry.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Eleven dead in Thai militant attacks

Suspected Muslim militants have shot dead 11 people including three paramilitary rangers in a single day of bloodshed in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued deep south, police said on Tuesday.

The rangers were ambushed while travelling in a pick-up truck on Monday in Pattani province in the Muslim-majority border region, where an eight-year conflict has claimed thousands of lives.

9 Oct 2012 - 1:00pm

US troops punished over Koran burning, urination video

The US military said on Monday it was disciplining US troops over two incidents that provoked outrage in Afghanistan early this year, one involving a video depicting Marines urinating on corpses and another over burned copies of the Koran.

28 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm

Gunmen kill 8 in Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan

A Pakistani official says two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a car carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan, killing three of them.

 Senior police officer Wazir Khan Nasir says two Shiites were also wounded in Monday’s attack in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province.  No one claimed responsibility.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:03pm

Leader of Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar urges militants to spare civilians

Reclusive Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has urged insurgent fighters, who he said had successfully infiltrated Afghan security forces, to avoid killing civilians after a swathe of suicide bombings this week killed 63 people.

18 Aug 2012 - 2:49am