Tag: terror

Bangladesh court sentences Islamist extremists to death for 2016 cafe attack

Seven Islamist extremists have been sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court over a savage 2016 attack that killed 22 people including 18 foreigners at a Dhaka cafe popular with Westerners. A special anti-terrorism tribunal delivered the verdict in a crowded courtroom in the capital...

Baghdadi’s wife revealed IS group secrets after capture

The wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed "a lot of information" about the jihadist group's "inner workings" after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said. The official said that Baghdadi's spouse identified herself as Rania Mahmoud but was in...

Malaysian Minister says Pakatan party not linked to LTTE

There is no link between DAP and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), says Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the arrest of several assemblymen from the Democratic Action Party is based purely on their individual actions. "As a party, DAP is not involved; action is taken against individuals...

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

by Rouba EL HUSSEINI Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty -- haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-tail cover every inch of floor space. An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention...

Islamists and opposition Indian party defends detained LTTE-linked DAP members

Politics is taking yet another turn in Malaysia under the Pakatan Harapan regime. The Islamists defended the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), an opposition party in the Barisan Nasional, in its move to provide legal aid to those detained by police over alleged links to...

Malaysia downplays Indonesian alert on Abu Sayyaf rebels in Sabah

The East Sabah Security Command of Malaysia (ESSCom) today downplayed an alert issued by the Indonesian consulate-general in Malaysia of the presence of Abu Sayyaf elements in the Malaysian state of Sabah. However, CNN Indonesia says Malaysia is on the alert and tightening security in the east...

Controversial Indian preacher not on Interpol red notice says Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says in reply to questions on the extradition request for the preacher by the Indian government. Malaysia faced internal and external pressure to deport the controversial figure who has been roaming the country freely, preaching and holding debates...

With shrinking armed forces, Singapore resorts to automation

The US News & World Report said growing threat of terrorism is putting a strain on Singapore's small and shrinking army, pushing it toward greater reliance on automation and technology. Among those are unmanned patrol systems to protect the island state, its defense minister Ng Eng...

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TERROR IN THE SKY: Did MH 17 do the right thing?

One unnerving question that is being asked about the MH 17 flight shot down over eastern Ukraine is whether it was flying in a restricted zone . The Guardian reported that it was flying 300m above restricted airspace when it was shot down. Quoting the...