10:15 pm September 29, 2014 | No Comment
The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, have expressed concerns over the rise of violence and brutality committed by terrorist organizations and radical groups in Iraq and Syria, noting that they not only pose a threat to the people of these two Middle-Eastern nations, but if left unchecked, to the rest of the world.
9:58 am September 29, 2014 | No Comment
As nations around the world grapple with the threat of Islamic State, with US-led airstrikes pounding militant strongholds in Syria, the Southeast Asians fighting in the Middle East pose a risk in several ways, security analysts say.
11:29 pm September 25, 2014 | No Comment
A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group’s brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.
10:15 pm September 25, 2014 | No Comment
The Indonesian government and prominent local Muslim groups were quick to denounce the radical Islamic State group’s extreme ideology. But doubts and skepticism that linger in the minds of some of the more conservative members of the country’s Muslim community regarding the groups reported brutality — may be giving it the benefit of the doubt.
4:02 pm September 25, 2014 | No Comment
The chief of the Jakarta Police, Insp. Gen. Unggung Cahyono, has called on residents and officials to pay close attention to any signs of Islamic State-linked activity in the capital and its immediate surroundings.
8:25 am September 25, 2014 | No Comment
The United States designated two dozen individuals and groups as foreign terrorists or terrorist facilitators on Wednesday, enabling it to freeze assets and block financial transactions as it stepped up its offensive against Islamist militants in Syria.
8:18 pm September 24, 2014 | No Comment
Foreigners could again become the target of militant attacks in Indonesia as extremists there pledge loyalty to the Islamic State group, a think tank warned on Wednesday. In a report, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) also warned that Indonesian and Malaysian fighters who have joined IS in Syria appear to have formed a military unit there, likely strengthening militant networks in Southeast Asia.
6:42 pm September 23, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a speech at the elite US military academy at West Point said that in a world that is "witnessing the emergence of the geopolitics of emotions," soft power remains crucial in defeating terrorist movements like Islamic State.
10:30 pm September 19, 2014 | No Comment
[This story was originally published at 11:55 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2014] Jakarta. Four foreigners arrested in Central Sulawesi for alleged ties to an Indonesian terrorist network will be charged under anti-terrorism and immigration laws, Indonesia’s National Police say. The four men, thought to be ethnic Uighurs from Xinjiang in China, were arrested on Saturday […]