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Philippine jihadist says AQAP fighters join ranks

The government reached a preliminary peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front insurgency, agreeing to establish an autonomous Muslim region by 2016 called "Bangsamoro" on the island of Mindanao. After details are hammered out, rebel forces will be gradually deactivated "beyond use." Groups such as Abu Sayyaf and the Bangsamoro Islamic Salvation Front have not agreed to the deal, however.

US troops see terrorism threat diminish on Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine police boost security after bomb scare

Security forces killed three Abu Sayyaf fighters during clashes in the village of Guiong in the southern province of Basilan. Security forces engaged more than 100 Abu Sayaf fighters during the skirmish.

Indonesia: Director says terrorism suspects graduated from his school

In Asia, a wave of escalating territorial disputes

An Indian man held captive for 14 months by Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu province escaped from his captors. The al Qaeda-linked militants had demanded a ransom but the captive's family had refused to pay; police said his life was spared because he was a Muslim.

Hundreds of Philippine troops attacked two Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement camps in Maguindanao. Four soldiers and two BISF fighters have been killed during the fighting.

US helps the Philippines improve its military capability

Government troops attacked an encampment of the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group on Basilan island. In the ensuing clash, 16 militants and 20 troops were killed.

Police captured Hadjer Arasani, an Abu Sayyaf operative, during a raid in the city of Lamitan in Basilan province. Arasani was involved int he kidnapping of six Jehovah's Witnesses and the murder of a police officer.

Filipino rebels say talks at 'make or break' stage

Philippines may ask for US spy planes over S.China Sea

Jordanian journalist, Filipino TV crew missing in Jolo

US, Philippine leaders hail growing alliance

Panetta: Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific

Tracking Terror: Malaysian tells Philippine ordeal

Chinese media warns of war with Philippines

US triples military aid to Philippines in 2012