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  1. Quotes of the week

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Even if you're right, you have to convince people it's the case. You can't [just] say, 'I know better than you, I know this is good for you' Bernard Chan, former chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board Whatever you do in the ab ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    10th anniversary of Bali bombings a reminder to be vigilant about terror attacks

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... they have done much to fight the threat, it has not been eliminated. At the time, governments were complacent about the possibility that the terror that jolted the US on September 11, 2001, could ... on Western targets that took 45 more lives. Counter-terrorism squads have since captured or killed 800 Muslim extremists and those behind the Bali bombings were tracked down, put on trial and either ...

  3. A good week for...

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olivier David Och and Daniela Widmer The Swiss couple held captive by the Pakistani Taliban for over eight months regained their freedom, claiming they escaped their captors in the lawless tribal belt. Och, 31, and Widmer, 28, were abducted at gunpoint wh ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Seven Frenchmen arrested as part of a weekend swoop on a suspected Islamist terror cell believed to have plotted attacks in the country were formally charged ... store in a Paris suburb last month. A French prosecutor on Thursday branded the suspected homegrown group of Islamist extremists as the biggest terror threat the country has faced since ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian police detain 49 in school terror raid

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 05:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Indonesian police detained 48 students and a teacher from an Islamic boarding school and seized firearms and sharp weapons, a spokesman said on Tuesday, in the nation’s latest terror raid. Dozens of police stormed the Darul Akhfiya school in eastern Java’s Nganjuk district on Monday and kept the students and teacher overnight for questioning. “Police ...

  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    USS Cole bomb suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri complains about treatment

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fort Meade, Maryland USS Cole bomb suspect complains about treatment The main suspect in the USS Cole bombing appeared before a US military judge complaining of having to wear chains and endure attacks from guards at the jail in Gu ...

  7. Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that straddle the Afghan-Pakistani border. If you're wondering how the Taliban, who started as a militant Islamic group within Afghanistan, morphed into a rallying force for pan-Islamic militants ... in the war on terror, received billions of dollars in aid, but continued to provide sanctuary to Afghan Taliban in its Baluchistan province. Pakistan wants to retain leverage on Taliban who, ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Leader of Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar urges militants to spare civilians

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Kabul Leader of Taliban urges militants to spare civilians Reclusive Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has urged insurgent fighters, who he said had successfully infiltrated Afghan security forces, to avoid killing civilians after a sw ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police shoot Malaysian terror suspect

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 05:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Davao

    ... Agence France-Presse in Davao A man with alleged ties to Islamic militants was shot dead in the Philippines after he threatened to set off a backpack bomb in a stand-off with local police, ... of a hotel during a three-and-a-half-hour stand-off. The authorities had raided the hotel after a tip-off that one of its guests was planning a “terror” attack in the city of 1.4 million people, de ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia police in deadly raid on ‘terror hotbed’

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Poso, Indonesia

    ... that is considered a hotbed of terrorism. The elite anti-terror squad stormed a house in Poso on Sulawesi island, the same district where two policemen were found murdered this month after going missing while investigating a suspected terror training camp. It came after police at the weekend arrested 11 members of an Islamic group across Indonesia’s main island of Java whom they said were ...




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