Many sectors in the Thai society and state agencies oppose peace talks with Patani Malay insurgents.
BRN fighters have been ordered to refrain from attacks in Cho I-rong district in Narathiwat.
Ultimately, Indonesian police outsmarted IS, averting greater casualties and icon-making “martyrdom” for the inmates.
Indonesia, for one, must urgently pass amendments to its anti-terror law, analyst Rohan Gunaratna says.
Elections may be held in March 2019, at the earliest, but many think mid-2019 is more likely.
Police must focus on intelligence-driven efforts to thwart militant cells tied to the Islamic State.
Prayuth Chan-o-cha “jumped gun” by unilaterally revealing district chosen for a ceasefire, rebels say.
What now as the opposition takes over for the first time ever in Malaysia’s history?
A sketch for BenarNews by political cartoonist Rebel Pepper.
National security issues are a low priority for the Malaysian electorate in run-up to next month's general election.
A Sketch for BenarNews by Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar.
MARA Patani asks Thailand to free three insurgent prisoners ahead of a possible ceasefire.
Insurgents are controlling pace and frequency of attacks in Deep South, analyst Don Pathan argues.
Pro-Islamic State militants actively recruiting members, security analyst Zachary Abusa says.
A sketch for BenarNews by Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar.
A top leader of the rebel group BRN will meet Thailand’s chief peace negotiator in Indonesia, BenarNews columnist reveals.
IS and al-Qaeda have localized to exploit grievances and recruit militants, analyst Rohan Gunaratna says.