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Alarming rise in IS support among Indonesians

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, a man shows an IS flag at an Islamic bookstore in the Fatih district ofIstanbul. A Sept. 26 clash, described to The Associated Press by Korkut and a half a dozen other university students, was the first in a series of fights at Istanbul University’s Beyazit campus. There has been repeated violence since, and Turkish media have reported scores of arrests. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has warned that a lack of concerted efforts in fighting the proliferation of Islamic State (IS) ideology has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the number of Indonesians slipping away to Syria and Iraq to fight for the group. 

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Scores displaced by battle between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

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At least six civilians were wounded in the cross fire of a battle between government soldiers and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Al Barka, Basilan, on Thursday.

The military said three Abu Sayyaf men were killed and eight wounded, while the government suffered seven wounded, including an officer.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 soldiers killed, 2 captured by NPA in Bukidnon, Davao del Norte

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The military on Thursday confirmed that four soldiers were killed while two others have been taken captive by communist rebels in Bukidnon and Davao del Norte this week.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

50,000 kids caught in war yearly

THE GRIEF may be too deep but it doesn’t show on the face of 8-year-old Jason Baldado, who lost his mother Alona to flood spawned by Tropical Storm “Queenie” in Malabuyoc town, Cebu province. The coffin bearing Alona’s body lies inside the Baldado home. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Up to 50,000 children are displaced every year by armed conflicts in the Philippines, according to the highest ranking official in the country of a United Nations agency working for the welfare of children worldwide.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

No security threat to APEC informal meeting in Albay – PNP, AFP

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A joint interagency task group has been formed to oversee security preparations for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s informal senior officials’ meeting next week in Albay.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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