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2005-11-24 01:53:04

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - One Philippine soldier was killed as renewed fighting with suspected Islamic militants with ties to al Qaeda entered a second day on the remote southwestern island of Jolo, an army general said on Thursday. Brigadier-General Alexander Aleo, commander of the military's counter-terrorism task force, also said two soldiers were wounded in the clashes with Abu Sayyaf rebels in mountains near Indanan town. "Fighting was very intense," Aleo told...

2005-11-21 00:37:18

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - A move by Indonesia's mainstream Muslim groups to form a special team to fight militant ideas and work with police marks an important step but must involve more than just rhetoric, a leading terrorism expert said on Monday. The team was set up late last week after the discovery of videos showing three suicide bombers using Islam to justify attacks on restaurants in Bali on October 1 that killed 20 people. It is the first time moderate groups have...

2005-11-19 01:25:15

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States, Australia and Britain have issued fresh warnings about possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia after a militant Web site showed how and where to kill foreigners in Jakarta. Australia warned travelers on Saturday that attacks could be staged against Western interests before the end of the year. The Web site, called Anshar El Muslimin (www.anshar.net) and purportedly set up under orders from a key Asian militant, shows in diagrams...

2005-11-19 00:01:54

By Lee Suwan and John Chalmers PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders of the Pacific Rim vowed on Saturday to join forces to fight threats to their economies from a possible bird flu pandemic, high oil prices and an impasse in world trade talks. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's 21 leaders spent the morning at a seafront retreat discussing a declaration that set out their priorities for the next year. Highest on their agenda was a call for trade giants to make...

2005-11-18 21:31:53

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States, Australia and Britain have issued fresh warnings about possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia after a militant Web site showed how and where to kill foreigners in Jakarta. Australia warned travelers on Saturday that attacks could be staged against Western interests before the end of the year. The Web site, called Anshar El Muslimin (www.anshar.net) and purportedly set up under orders from a key Asian militant, shows in diagrams...

2005-11-18 00:26:45

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court in Bali on Friday found an Australian model guilty of illegally receiving ecstasy pills and sentenced her to three months in jail, but she will be freed within days because of time spent in custody. Michelle Leslie was detained by police before going to an outdoor party on the resort island on August 20, which means the 24-year-old woman should be free by Sunday. "(The court) declares the defendant Michelle Leslie has been proven...

2005-11-18 00:15:57

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A website purportedly set up under orders from a leading Asian militant gives instructions on how to shoot foreigners in the streets of the Indonesian capital or throw grenades at motorists stuck in traffic. The Web site, called Anshar El Muslimin (www.anshar.net) and seen by Reuters on Friday, contains diagrams of several locations and why they would be ideal for attacking people and how to escape. Police called the website a "work of terror" and said it had...

2005-11-17 04:40:21

By Dean Yates and Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A masked man believed to be one of Asia's most wanted militants has warned Western countries, especially Australia, of more attacks in a video found last week by Indonesian anti-terrorist police. The video was broadcast on Indonesia's Metro TV on Thursday. Vice President Jusuf Kalla, quoted by the Kompas newspaper, said he believed the militant on the tape was Malaysian Noordin M. Top, a senior operative of Jemaah Islamiah, a...

2005-11-17 01:33:56

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's police chief urged Southeast Asian nations on Thursday to be on guard for possible suicide bombings after recent attacks in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Militants were constantly shifting strategies to escape arrest, General Sutanto said at the opening of an annual meeting of police chiefs from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He was speaking after the broadcast of a video captured by anti-terrorism police in Indonesia...

2005-11-16 20:26:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A masked man believed to be one of Asia's most wanted militants has warned Western countries, especially Australia, of more attacks in a video found last week by Indonesian anti-terrorist police. The video was broadcast on Metro TV on Thursday. Vice President Jusuf Kalla, quoted by the Kompas newspaper, said he believed the militant on the tape was Malaysian Noordin M. Top, a senior operative of Jemaah Islamiah, a Southeast Asian group seen as the regional arm of...