Philippine military forces foiled an attack of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the southern part of the country on January 7.
Philippine soldiers patrol in southern Marawi city, Mindanao.
Some 50 BIFF rebels attacked Maitumaig, a remote village in Datu Unsay town,
Maguindanao province in southern Philippines on January 6, triggering a
firefight that killed an army soldier and nine militants, said Army Captain
The government forces used aircraft and artillery to fight the BIFF until the
The Philippine army has cooperated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
(MILF) in stepping up operations against the BIFF since August last year.
The MILF signed a peace accord with the government in 2014 while the BIFF, a
MILF splinter group, opposed the pact. like Aby Sayyaf and Maute Group, the
BIFF has also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group.
The presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed on further steps to implement the agreement over a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on December 2.
The G20 Summit 2018 opens today in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. In the context of the emerging trend of protectionism and rising tensions between economic powers, the conference is expected to reach a common voice and create breakthroughs for the global free trade process.
The bustling border crossing between San Diego (United States) and Tijuana (Mexico) has resumed operations, only a few hours after being closed due to tensions involving hundreds of immigrants seeking to cross into the US. However, Washington is still struggling to find a way out of the crisis of migrants arriving from Central America and cool the growing tensions in the southern border region.
Thai Tourism and Sport Minister Weerasak Kowsurat on November 27 pledged to cut tourism-related waste by 50 percent by 2020.
The Ukrainian armed forces were put on full combat alert over the situation in the Sea of Azov, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said Monday ( November 26) in a statement on Facebook.
The European leaders on Sunday ( November 25) endorsed the Brexit deal at the European Union (EU) summit, a major breakthrough since the lengthy Britain-EU Brexit negotiation started one and half years ago.