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  1. Bloodshed in Thailand's far south prompts rethink

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... has prompted a major rethink among authorities who previously dismissed the attacks as random acts of violence carried out by bandits or a handful of disgruntled Islamic militants. Previous attempts to play down the carnage rankled western governments. What they see is another battleground in the global 'war on terror', with the conflict in southern Thailand a persistent ...

  2. India's Islamic predicament

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... killers who strangled victims with silk cord) as testament to the power of terrorism. In the case of Mumbai, special factors make the terror more frightening. One is the vulnerability ... that terror is being used as part of an undeclared war by official or rogue elements in Pakistan. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the most softly spoken of leaders, this month openly accused Pakistan: ...

  3. Noordin's death will be a big blow against terror

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media is convinced too. If true, it is a powerful blow against terrorism in the region that could reduce the threat of more bomb attacks. The terrorists will miss Noordin's planning, ...

  4. Beijing appeals to Muslims after al-Qaeda threat

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... necessary measures to ensure the safety of overseas Chinese institutions and people,' spokesman Qin Gang said. '[The] Chinese government opposes terrorism in any form and we'd like to increase our co-operation with related countries to fight terrorism, offering safety [to Chinese people].' Repeatedly urging understanding of its actions and policies towards Uygurs ...

  5. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-tra ...

  6. five Ws

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Chris Taylor Who? Noordin Mohamed Top was buried in his boyhood village in Malaysia last Friday. Indonesian police killed him last month, ending a manhunt that lasted for years. Top is said to have been the head of terrorist group al-Qaeda's operatio ...

  7. Xinjiang backlash

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to avenge the deaths of Uygurs in Xinjiang. It threatens to turn al-Qaeda's global struggle on its head while dragging a reluctant Beijing into the war on terror- a move already anticipated ... earlier circulated among the leadership of al-Qaeda's North African offshoot, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Detected by a private London-based risk-analysis firm, Stirling Assynt, ...

  8. India can help break 'triangle of madness'

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Today Pakistan is probably the most dangerous nation in the world, but it is India, not Afghanistan and al-Qaeda, that now bears much of the responsibility for this and, arguably, is the country that holds the key to the beginnings of a sol ...

  9. Al-Qaeda threat to China a worry for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... a terrorism and Middle-East specialist, lectures at New York University in London ...

  10. US eyes anti-terror ties with China

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Washington could expand anti-terror and intelligence co-operation with Beijing in the wake of al-Qaeda's threat to the extensive Chinese workforce ... al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), had vowed to avenge the deaths of Muslims in Xinjiang. The call for vengeance was contained in a private intelligence assessment prepared for corporate ...




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