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  1. Islam blamed for death penalty

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Jakarta As the debate on the death penalty resurfaces in Indonesia, activists have singled out Islam as one of their main obstacles to convincing the government ... of the country's Islamic leaders, who said it was in line with sharia law. Although it is a secular state, religious leaders' views hold a prominent place in Indonesia's social and political ...

  2. Suicide bomber in attack on judge

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A suicide bomber set off explosives in a judge's office in Sichuan province, injuring the judge in an apparent revenge attack. A spokesman for the Guangyuan city government yesterday confirmed the attack, which happened on Wednesday. The ...

  3. Next time, build stronger case against Bashir

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given the weakness of the evidence presented against Abu Bakar Bashir in the Indonesian terrorism trial that ended yesterday, it is not surprising that judges declined to convict him ... Islam in the region- or that have lost citizens in JI-linked violence- are understandably anxious to see behind bars the man they believe to be the group's mastermind. But the rule of law ...

  4. Public opinion swings in favour of the 'Aussie Taleban'

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney He has been variously portrayed as a luckless adventurer in the wrong place at the wrong time or a hard-core recruit of Islamist terrorism, 'the worst ... rural skills to troublesome youths. He worked as a jackaroo (cowboy), a kangaroo hunter and in a chicken-processing factory. A growing interest in Islam led him to the Balkans, where in 1999 he ...

  5. Muslim rebels fear abuse of new terror law

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Beefed up security act will lead to more killings, say protesters Muslim secessionists fear anti-terror legislation that went into effect yesterday will be used to crack down on their supporters. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief peace negotiator Mohaqher Iqbal said 'we have very big apprehensions' regarding the Human Security Act. ...

  6. Car passenger dies after chop attack

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A 40-year-old man died after being chopped by three men who got out of a vehicle that had just rammed the car he and his friend were travelling in. The police are treating the attack in Yau Ma Tei as murder. The man was wounded in his right ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider Syed Fazl-e-Haider says law and order is the biggest challenge facing Pakistan's next PM Sharif will inherit legacy of terror and turmoil Nawaz Sharif is set ... enormous security, energy and economic challenges. The people hope the new government will address their grievances and salvage them from the monsters of extremism and terrorism. The business ...

  8. Verdict looms for Bali bomb suspect

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Judgments on Amrozi and more than 30 conspirers will determine how seriously Indonesia takes war against terrorism The Bali bombing suspect Amrozi refused to plead for mercy against the death penalty yesterday as Indonesian judges set August 7 for a verdict and possible sentencing. Under Indonesia's tough new anti-terrorism laws Amrozi faces possible execution by firing ...

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    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that killed 77 people in July last year. Breivik has confessed to the killings but he has pleaded not guilty to "acts of terror", arguing that his actions were "cruel ... Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam will go on trial next month in the town of Zintan, where he has been held since November, the prosecution's spokesman said ...

  10. Witnesses tell of shock and terror at sudden assault

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Residents and workers in Sham Shui Po who saw the boy chopped to death in front of their eyes remained shocked hours after the fatal attack, which they described as terrifying. A worker at the Tung Chau Street Temporary Market, just a few metre ...




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