By Nimfa U. Rueda
Human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by government security forces, continued unabated in the Philippines in the past year, according to the US State Department’s 2014 Human Rights Report released here on Thursday.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.
Malacañang on Saturday confirmed that government forces “successfully neutralized” two members of the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in separate incidents in Mindanao last year.
By Michael Lim Ubac
Malacañang confirmed Saturday that the government had “successfully neutralized” two Jemaah Islamiyah members in separate incidents in Mindanao late last year.
Philippine police say a criminal complaint has been filed against the Filipino wife of a suspected Malaysian terrorist, who was killed by snipers while threatening to detonate a powerful bomb.
By Frances Mangosing
A suspected Jemaah Islamiyah member, who is facing arson and murder charges, was killed in pursuit operations by government forces in Marawi City Thursday night, the military said.
By Fat Reyes
A US State Department report released Wednesday said that the Philippines’ shift from military to civilian forces helped strengthened the country’s fight against terrorism.
By Niniek Karmini
An Indonesian militant was convicted of helping to build the massive car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks and sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, concluding the trial for the case’s last main defendant.
By DJ Yap
The burden of proof falls on the skeptics. So said the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which on Saturday insisted that Marwan, the Malaysian extremist with a $5 million prize on his head, was really dead, rebuffing the claims to the contrary of a Malaysian security official.
By Niniek Karmini
A top Indonesian terror suspect captured in the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was later killed insists he was unaware of the al-Qaida leader’s presence there, according to the video of his interrogation obtained by The Associated Press.
An Indonesian terrorism suspect known as “Demolition Man” for his expertise with explosives told interrogators he used common household items, including a rice ladle and a kitchen scale, to build a massive bomb that ripped apart nightclubs on the tourist island of Bali, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
The Philippine military said Friday Malaysia would send forensics experts in an effort to obtain proof that Filipino forces had killed three of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terror suspects.