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2006-06-20 05:56:57

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Muslims should help solve global problems including terrorism and reach out to the rest of the world if they want to be understood, Indonesia's president said on Tuesday. At an international conference of Muslim scholars, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono invoked the glory days of Islam in the first millennium, when Muslims were at the forefront of scientific and cultural advancement, and told participants to put forward moderate views. Another...

2006-06-15 06:05:01

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard wrote to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday to protest the decision to free a hardline Islamic cleric jailed over links to the 2002 Bali bombings. The criticism comes ahead of a planned summit between Howard and Yudhoyono set for June 26 in Indonesia. That summit had been expected to cap an improvement in ties after a flap over Australia granting asylum to 42 people from Indonesia's...

2006-06-14 03:13:09

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, calling on jubilant supporters to join forces for the spread of Islamic law. Australia's prime minister said millions of his citizens would be extremely disappointed because of the release and a U.S. embassy spokesman said there was cause for concern. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and red-and-white...

2006-06-13 20:33:10

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hardline Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, returning to an Islamic school once dubbed the "Ivy League" of militants. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and shawl, a smiling Bashir was surrounded by supporters shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest). "I thank God almighty, also my lawyers and the gentlemen who defended me during my trials,"...

2006-05-30 06:49:54

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian man accused of taking a minor part in last year's blasts on the holiday island of Bali admitted on Tuesday to advance knowledge of the planned suicide attacks which killed 20 people. Dwi Widiyarto has been accused of transferring files containing a fiery speech by Noordin Top -- who authorities say has masterminded a number of attacks -- to a compact disc, and faces a trial over his alleged role in the bombing of three Bali cafes....

2006-05-29 21:02:30

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have captured 12 Islamist militants, most of them from Indonesia, who are suspected to have planned terrorist attacks in the region, the Star newspaper said on Tuesday. The dozen men belonged to Indonesia's Darul Islam movement and were arrested recently after six months of police surveillance in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on Borneo island, the daily said. It did not say when the men had been picked up. Police had seized firearms and...

2006-05-29 19:46:33

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have captured 12 Islamist militants, most of them from Indonesia, who are suspected to have planned terrorist attacks in the region, the Star newspaper said on Tuesday. The dozen men belonged to Indonesia's Darul Islam movement and were arrested recently after six months of police surveillance in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on Borneo island, the daily said. It did not say when the men had been picked up. Police had seized firearms and...

2006-05-16 02:28:03

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A terror suspect accused of involvement in the 2005 bombings on Indonesia's Bali island renounced on Tuesday statements given to interrogators, saying he made them because he feared being tortured. However, Muhammad Cholily admitted to traveling with two of Asia's most wanted fugitives and learning how to make bombs from them. Cholily is one of four Islamic militants on trial since last week over allegations they played a part in suicide bombings that...

2006-05-09 02:17:58

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - The trials of four Islamic militants linked to last year's suicide bombings in Bali -- which blasted through three restaurants and killed 20 people -- started on the resort island on Tuesday. The four men are being prosecuted in separate courtrooms under anti-terror laws for roles in the October 1 attacks ranging from making the bombs to maintaining a militant Web site. They could face the death penalty if convicted. Prosecutors said handphone seller...

2006-04-29 03:51:54

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers arrested a Muslim militant, suspected of taking part in the beheading of an American tourist in 2001, during a raid on rebel hideout in the south, an army general said on Saturday. An elite team of U.S-trained commandos seized Abdusalih Dimah in a mountain village, Brigadier-General Raymundo Ferrer, a brigade commander on the southwestern island of Basilan, said. "We took him by complete surprise," Ferrer told reporters, adding the militant was...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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