5:37 pm November 19, 2014 | 7 Comments
An estimated 300 Indonesians have joined the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria and Iraq, an intelligence official revealed on Wednesday.
10:33 pm November 5, 2014 | 5 Comments
Arguing that government troops used "an excessive amount" of deadly force to end a train hijacking by armed Dutch-Moluccan activists in the Netherlands in 1977, relatives and a survivor are holding the Dutch state liable for damages, their lawyers announced on Wednesday.
12:26 pm November 5, 2014 | 11 Comments
Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia should teach students to embrace diversity, and steer clear of radicalism and violence, Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said on Wednesday.
8:06 am October 20, 2014 | 1 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 | 1 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 | 9 Comments
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.