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Suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacks freed

Suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacks freed

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people.

Egypt says bombs militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Egypt says bombs militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Egypt's air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant's base.

Bangladesh arrests pilot accused of plot to hijack plane

Bangladesh arrests pilot accused of plot to hijack plane

The Rapid Action Battalion police unit said Sabbir Emam plotted with senior extremists from Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh to crash a plane into the homes of politicians or to take passengers hostage.

US wants Pakistan to take 'practical steps' on militants

US wants Pakistan to take 'practical steps' on militants

Alice Wells said Pakistan's long-standing relationships with militant organisations was a threat to its own stability.

Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces

Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces.

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte led rain-soaked soldiers in celebrations in Marawi, a day after the military announced the death of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon, in a gunbattle in the city

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

The army previously set a target of Sunday to end the fighting in Marawi, which it said has killed more than 1,000 people.

Pakistan: US has not issued demands over Afghanistan

Pakistan: US has not issued demands over Afghanistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's remarks come weeks after President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan during a speech outlining US policy on Afghanistan.

Oman says secures release of Indian priest abducted in Yemen

Oman says secures release of Indian priest abducted in Yemen

Muscat has secured the release of an Indian priest who was abducted last year during a deadly attack by militants in Yemen, Oman's official news agency said on Tuesday.

UN says 164,000 Rohingya refugees enter Bangladesh

UN says 164,000 Rohingya refugees enter Bangladesh

More than a quarter of a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since fighting first broke out last October, plunging Bangladesh into the middle of a major humanitarian catastrophe.

Two suspected rebels killed in Kashmir gun battle

Two suspected rebels killed in Kashmir gun battle

Soldiers and special counterinsurgency police forces surrounded a neighbourhood in Sopore, 45 kilometres from the main city of Srinagar, after receiving a tip-off that armed militants were hiding there, triggering a firefight.