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Thousands of Indonesians Rally Against Racial, Religious Intolerance

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA, Nov 19 – Thousands of Indonesians held a peaceful rally on Saturday to promote unity, saying they were worried by signs of growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Dressed in red and white shirts, the colours of the Indonesian flag, religious leaders, members of

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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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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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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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