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 Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday (September 18) morning and was received with a grand welcome ceremony led by Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
China's national observatory on Saturday (September 15) issued a red alert for super typhoon Mangkhut, the highest level of warning.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the working-level talks on military affairs later this week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday (September 11).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter of invitation to visit Russia to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong-un, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on September 10.
With no long-range missiles on display, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a military parade on September 9 focused on peace and economic development, filled with coloured balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he would honour an agreement by the four partners of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance to step down after two years and hand over the country's leadership to Anwar Ibrahim.