Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Philippine security forces say they have expanded their manhunt for one of the world’s most wanted terrorists to include his Singaporean counterpart, also a top jihadist believed to have been killed in an airstrike in 2012.
An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.
By Tina G. Santos
The 29-year-old Australian national suspected to be a jihad preacher was deported back to his country Tuesday night.
By Matikas Santos
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Friday that there were three Filipinos onboard the Malaysian airplane that was shot down in eastern Ukraine and said that they were working to get more information.