Jemaah Islamiyah

Philippines police shoot Malaysian terror suspect

A wanted poster released jointly by the Philippine military and the US embassy in Manila shows terrorist leaders wanted by authorities for murders. Photo: AP

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, an official said on Saturday.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 6:07pm

Two arrested over failed Indonesian bomb attack

Suspected militant Awaluddin Nasir (centre) is beaten by the crowd after he threw a bomb at South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo on Sunday. Photo: AP

Indonesian police have arrested two suspected militants for involvement in a failed bomb attack on a provincial governor on Sulawesi island, a spokesman said on Monday.

One of the suspects threw a pipe bomb on Sunday at the South Sulawesi provincial governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who was giving a speech on a stage in Makassar city.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:19pm

Indonesia blasts Bali bombings 'monstrous' fail

A policeman guards the Bali victims' monument. Photo: AFP

Ten years after the Bali bombing, Indonesia's president said the "monstrous act of terror" failed in its aim of fracturing the nation.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's comments came as 2,000 police and military personnel, including snipers, were deployed across the island, after "credible information" of a threat to today's commemorations.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

Indonesia on high alert for Bali bombings anniversary

Indonesian police hold security drills ahead of ceremonies to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bali bombings on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Indonesia declared its top security alert on Wednesday, saying it has “credible information” of a threat to a ceremony later this week marking the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:39pm

Who said it?

You give them an inch and they want a foot. They're too much of a bully

Leung Fuk-yuen, co-owner of a Yuen Long theme park that has occupied land illegally, referring to the Lands Department

He has been polite and co-operative during the trial, and regretted what he has done

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is disappointing that ... we have the trainer of a horse making very public complaints about a jockey's ride

Jockey Club official Kim Kelly responds to the spat between Tony Millard and Douglas Whyte

We are not against legislation, but we want to make sure it [complies] with the Basic Law

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Trial of alleged Bali bombmaker begins

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...


19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Leader without a following

When Indonesian radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir spoke for the final time last month at his terrorism trial, he continued his venomous rants against the United States, accusing it of waging war against Islam in his country and framing him of charges of forming a terrorist army.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

five Ws


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.

8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Noordin received letters from jailed Bali bombers, police say

Indonesian police this week staged a press conference in Jakarta to hail the intelligence haul from the hideout where terror mastermind Noordin Mohamed Top died in a hail of gunfire last month.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Noordin's death will be a big blow against terror

So elusive is Asia's most wanted terrorist that some mystical Javanese believe he is protected by magical powers or charms. It will take more than government confirmation to convince them that Noordin Mohamed Top is dead.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

War of words

For a former weapons expert and military trainer in Southeast Asia's most lethal terror group, Nasir Abbas is surprisingly charming.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Soft-spoken militant has steely view of the future

Muslims will rule the world, says alleged JI commander

Tucked away in a corner of the Indonesian police's elite Mobile Brigade headquarters is an inconspicuous, single-storey building.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Anti-terror police now set sights on Asia's most wanted militant

Abu Dujana - shot in the thigh during his arrest to stop him escaping - was seized by Indonesian crack anti-terror agencies, Detachment 88 and the Anti-Bomb Squad, on June 9 in Banyumas, central Java.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am