Gulf Times - Abu-Sayyaf
Indonesian kidnapped in Sulu sea off Borneo

Indonesian kidnapped in Sulu sea off Borneo

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped another Indonesian sailor in the Sulu Sea where numerous seafarers have been abducted by Islamist extremists in recent months, officials said Sunday.

Philippines condemns execution of Canadian by al Qaeda-linked group

Philippines condemns execution of Canadian by al Qaeda-linked group

The Philippines confirmed on Tuesday the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group on a remote southern island ...

Trudeau believes Canadian hostage killed in Philippines

Trudeau believes Canadian hostage killed in Philippines

The Canadian government has "reason to believe" that Canadian hostage Robert Hall has been killed by his captors in the Philippines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Monday.

Philippine militants release four Indonesian sailors

Philippine militants release four Indonesian sailors

Four Indonesian sailors kidnapped by suspected militants in the strife-torn southern Philipines were released Wednesday, officials said, the second group of Indonesian hostages ...

Abu Sayyaf militants ‘threatened to slit our throats’

Abu Sayyaf militants ‘threatened to slit our throats’

An Indonesian sailor has told how Islamic militants in the Philippines threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Ten Indonesian sailors abducted by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday after five weeks in captivity, Philippine police said.

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at ‘neutralising’ Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage ...

Gunmen kidnap four Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Gunmen kidnap four Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state, waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, a senior police official said Saturday.

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected militants left a Philippine hospital Saturday a day after his ordeal ended, looking frail though officials said he was in good health.

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew: reports

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew: reports

Gunmen have kidnapped four Malaysians from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, local media reported on Saturday.