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Defying ICC Arrest Warrant, Sudan’s Bashir Arrives in Indonesia

KHARTOUM, March 7 – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Indonesia on Sunday, defying an international warrant for his arrest, to attend an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, the Sudanese state news agency said. The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Bashir in 2009 and 2010, accusing him of masterminding genocide and

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As Indonesia Hunts Down Daesh, Homegrown Jihadis Regroup

By Randy Fabi and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA, Feb 15 – As Indonesian counter-terrorism forces hunt down supporters of Daesh following last month’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Jakarta, a quiet resurgence is unfolding of a homegrown radical network with a far deadlier track record here. That group is Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), whose network was

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Indonesia Jails Seven for Supporting Daesh

JAKARTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court on Tuesday handed down prison terms to seven men accused of supporting Daesh amid a security crackdown on the militant group’s suspected sympathizers in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Indonesia has been on high alert since a bomb and gun attack in the capital Jakarta last

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Jakarta Attack Highlights Jostle to Lead Daesh in SE Asia

By Randy Fabi JAKARTA, Jan 17 – Last week’s attack on Jakarta showed for the first time that Daesh violence has arrived in Indonesia, but security experts believe the radical group’s footprint is still light here because militants are jostling to be its regional leader. Police have identified Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian based in Syria,

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Indonesia Says Attack Underlines Emergence of Daesh Threat

By Randy Fabi and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, Jan 15 – Indonesia must strengthen its defences against Daesh and work with neighboring countries to fight it, Jakarta’s police chief said on Friday, a day after an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Southeast Asian nation’s capital. Just seven people were killed in the

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Chaos as Stunning Militant Attack Unfolds in Indonesia’s Capital

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Darren Whiteside JAKARTA, Jan 14 – Jeremy Douglas hadn’t seen anything like what he was witnessing from his office window at the United Nations building in central Jakarta: police exchanging gunfire with militants amid a series of blasts at a key intersection of Indonesia’s capital. “Serious exchange of fire in downtown

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Blasts, Gunfight in Indonesian Capital; At least 6 dead

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Darren Whiteside JAKARTA, Jan 14 – Militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, killing at least six people, police said, in an attack on a country that Daesh had threatened to put in its “spotlight”. While suspicion is likely to fall on Daesh

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Gaza Strip Gets First New Hospital in a Decade

GAZA, Jan 6 – The Gaza Strip’s struggling healthcare system will get some much needed help in 2016 after the first new hospital in a decade opened its doors in the territory last month and as two more foreign-funded clinics are set to launch this year. After nearly five years of construction, with delays caused

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Syria Funds Suggest Daesh Link to Militants Arrested in Indonesia

By Gayatri Suroyo and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Some of the Indonesian men arrested at the weekend after tip-offs that they were planning a string of militant attacks had received funding from Syria, hardening evidence of their links to Daesh, police said on Monday. Officials said the raids in five cities across

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Indonesian Police Foil String of “Jihad” Attacks

JAKARTA, Dec 20 – Indonesian counter-terrorism police said on Sunday they had arrested suspected Islamist militants in locations across the island of Java, foiling separate plots to bomb minority Shiite communities and target Christmas and New Year celebrations. Bomb-making materials and ‘jihad manuals’ were seized after the arrest of six men in central and west

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