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2006-02-10 06:10:00

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD -- Malaysia is holding several members of an al Qaeda suicide cell that U.S. President George W. Bush says planned to launch a September 11-style attack on Los Angeles, a security official familiar with the case told Reuters. The plot to hijack a plane and fly it into Los Angeles' tallest building was set in motion a month after the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, and was thwarted in early 2002, according to Bush. A Southeast Asian intelligence...

2006-02-07 09:55:10

By Jalil Hamid PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (Reuters) - Muslim rebels and the Philippine government have agreed to a preliminary deal on land claims, the key to ending a 40-year-old revolt that has cost more than 120,000 lives, negotiators in the talks said on Tuesday. A final agreement on ancestral domain could be reached as soon as March, negotiators from Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said at the end of a two-day meeting at the Malaysian seaside resort of Port...

2006-02-07 01:00:20

By Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Muslim rebels and the Philippine government are close to a deal on land claims, the key to ending a 40-year insurgency that has cost more than 120,000 lives, the facilitator of the talks said on Tuesday. Negotiators from Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), now in Malaysia for talks, are putting "final touches" on a preliminary agreement on the issue, Othman Abdul Razak, special adviser to Malaysia's prime minister, told...

2006-02-06 06:38:27

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Singapore's most-wanted man, believed to have planned bomb and plane-crash attacks on the island's airport, has been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday. Mas Selamat Kastari, said to belong to the Southeast Asian Islamic militant network Jemaah Islamiah, was arrested in Indonesia two weeks ago and deported to Singapore on February 3, a Ministry spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Singapore can...

2006-02-06 02:43:38

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Indonesia has arrested Singapore's most wanted man, believed to have planned bomb and plane-crash attacks on the city-state's Changi airport, and handed him to Singapore, a Jakarta official said on Monday. The alleged plots were never carried out. Mas Selamat Kastari was jailed on Indonesia's Riau province in 2003 for 18 months on immigration charges. Police sources said that after his release he faced another immigration problem last year and was...

2006-02-03 01:24:41

MANILA (Reuters) - At least six people were killed on Friday when gunmen opened fire at a Christian home on a mainly Muslim island in the southern Philippines, an army general said. Brigadier-General Alexander Aleo, an army commander, said the dawn shooting in Patikul town could be part of fresh efforts to foment Christian-Muslim conflict on the island of Jolo ahead of U.S. counter-terorrism drills late this month. Aleo said three men, two women and an eight-month-old infant were...

2006-01-31 05:42:51

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine military killed at least 18 suspected members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) on Tuesday following a rebel attack on a mobile phone tower, officials said. Army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Preme Monta said a battle, in the northern town of Santa Ignacia, was triggered by a rebel raid at dawn. "Our troops were prepared for this," Monta told reporters, adding that soldiers and police officers stopped the rebels before they could destroy the...

2006-01-31 03:40:54

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police are investigating possible links between a purported new militant network with al Qaeda, with initial indications showing it was set up by two key Malaysian radicals, police said on Tuesday. On Monday, Indonesia's police chief told parliamentarians that documents seized in November showed Noordin M. Top had proclaimed himself leader of a group called Tanzim Qaedat al-Jihad network, or Organization for the Basis of Jihad. Top has been Southeast...

2006-01-30 06:55:09

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Indonesian men suspected of being involved in restaurant bombings on Bali island last October have confessed to being members of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah militant network, police said on Monday. Central Java police chief Dodi Sumantyawan also said that police had arrested a would-be suicide bomber who is an associate of Malaysian Noordin M Top, believed to be a senior member of Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and at large in Indonesia. "Two (men) have...

2006-01-26 00:19:10

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A loud explosion rocked a pharmacy school laboratory in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday but police said the blast was an accident and no one was killed. A hospital official said five students had been treated for injuries after the blast, which echoed around a central Jakarta neighborhood just after 8 a.m. (0100 GMT), rattling nerves amid repeated warnings about possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia. The official Antara news agency said 12 had been...


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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