Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Indonesia at risk of bigger IS-linked attacks: Police – Experience fighters returning from Mideast

JAKARTA: Indonesia is bracing for the return of experienced Islamic State fighters from the Middle East who would be capable of carrying out attacks...

Philippine plane warned by ‘Chinese navy’ in disputed sea

MANILA: Philippine officials said yesterday they received two intimidating radio warnings identified as from the Chinese navy when they flew a Cessna plane close...

Indonesia identifies militants, shuts down radical websites

JAKARTA: Indonesian police yesterday named the five men they suspect launched this week's gun and bomb attack in Jakarta, which was claimed by Islamic...

Taiwan elects 1st female president – Voters turn their backs on closer China ties

TAIPEI: Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan's main opposition party will become the island's first female president in a landslide victory over the ruling Kuomintang yesterday,...

Police say Jakarta attack funded by IS in Syria – ‘We are not afraid’

JAKARTA: An audacious attack by suicide bombers in the heart of Indonesia's capital was funded by the Islamic State group, police said yesterday, as...

IS-linked suicide attackers hit Indonesia – Wave of killing bore hallmarks of Paris attacks

JAKARTA: Islamic State-linked jihadists struck the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia yesterday, executing a Westerner and blowing up a Starbucks in a wave of killings...

Philippines seeks joint patrols with US in disputed China Sea

MANILA: The Philippines has called for joint patrols with the United States in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has festering territorial dispute...

Philippine Catholics join huge parade, pray for miracles

MANILA: Barefoot men and women praying for miracles hurled themselves above huge crowds in the Philippines yesterday to touch a centuries-old icon of Jesus...

Seoul resumes propaganda broadcasts hated by North – Pressure grows on China to rein...

SEOUL: South Korea yesterday resumed high-decibel propaganda broadcasts into North Korea as the United States ramped up pressure on China to bring Pyongyang to...

N Korea ‘successfully’ conducts H-bomb test

SEOUL: North Korea said yesterday it had carried out a “successful” miniaturized hydrogen bomb test - a shock announcement that, if confirmed, would massively...

Filipinos raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation

MANILA: A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan yesterday, following Tokyo's pledge...

Japan sushi boss pays $117,000 for threatened tuna

TOKYO: A Japanese sushi boss paid more than $117,000 yesterday for a giant bluefin tuna as Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market held its last New...

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