8:06 am October 20, 2014 | No Comment
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia for Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration on Monday, seeking more help from Southeast Asian leaders in the US-led effort against Islamic State in the Middle East.
12:50 am October 13, 2014 | No Comment
The 12th anniversary of the first Bali bombing, which killed 202 people and injured more than 200 in two nightclubs in 2002, was marked with caution over the potentially spreading influence of the Islamic State, an extremist group, in Indonesia.
2:28 pm October 8, 2014 | No Comment
The looming release of hundreds of militants from Indonesia's prisons, hotbeds of radicalism where influential Islamists openly preach extremist ideology, is ringing alarm bells and raising fears some will join forces with the Islamic State group.
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.