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Rights abuses continue in PH–US report

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Jonas Burgos (contributed photo), CHR Chair Etta Rosales (Inquirer.net file photo), US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP file photo)

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.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quezon City judge acquits 3 suspected foreign terrorists

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A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

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.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace confirms killing of Indonesian, Malaysian terror suspects

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace says 2 JI members killed in Mindanao

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang confirmed Saturday that the government had “successfully neutralized” two Jemaah Islamiyah members in separate incidents in Mindanao late last year.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Wife of Malaysian suspect faces charge

Police prepare to defuse an Improvised Explosive Device which suspected terrorist identified as Malaysian Mohd Noor Fikrie Bin Abd Kahar was allegedly trying to detonate at a hotel in Davao city on Dec. 14, 2012. AP

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.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Indonesian JI member killed in Marawi City

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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.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PNP’s active role against terrorism draws US praise

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Photo taken from pnp.gov.ph

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.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bali bomber convicted

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SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS. Indonesian militant Umar Patek, left, listens to his lawyer Ashludin Hatjani after being sentenced to 20 years in prison at West Jakarta district court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 21, 2012. Patek was convicted guilty of his role in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. AP/Dita Alangkara

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.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Military tells Malaysians to prove terrorist is alive

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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.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Al-Qaida links with Southeast Asia fraying

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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.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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