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MANILA, Philippines -- The United Nations Human Rights Council overwhelmingly approved the creation of an independent international commission to investigate violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian ...
SYDNEY - 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 yesterday, but police said he would not be charged.

Mark Steyn argued in these pages yesterday that Hamas is not interested in independence or autonomy or freedom for Palestinians, but is rather using national liberation as a pretext for terrorism. Fair assessment. But Hamas is not all of Palestine ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) completed on Thursday, July 24, its 3-day training on detecting and inspecting Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which was conducted by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
The dashboard, which draws on Maplecroft's seven years of global data to reveal terrorism and security trends across the 197 countries, found that China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya have seen the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.
It also includes the growth economies of Nigeria, The Philippines, Colombia and Kenya. Iraq, rated as the highest risk country, recorded more than three times as many acts of terrorism as Pakistan with 3,158 attacks resulting in 5,929 deaths - an ...

However the 29-year-old will remain a ''person of interest'' for federal police investigating terrorism and violations of the Foreign Incursions and Recruitment Act, which prohibits fighting with foreign paramilitary organisations, including recruiting ...
Therefore, traffic on EDSA will receive more coverage on radio than the global competitiveness of The Philippines. Along with television news ... During the snap election pitting Corazon Aquino against the Marcos martial law regime, her belief that ...
Moreover, as both countries are potential targets of terrorist organizations and both are economically tied to regions regularly destabilized by terror, it follows that the U.S.
The number of civilian deaths linked to terrorist attacks is rising, according to a new report ranking the world's biggest terrorist hot spots. Fatalities tied to terrorism rose 30% ... Iraq saw the most incidents, recording 5,929 deaths tied to 3,158 ...
This week we look at another region that is often underrepresented in mainstream narratives about terrorism, but where terrorist violence represents a serious and pervasive challenge: Southeast Asia. Each of these five graphics portray a different ...
Cerantonio, whose travel documents were prepared by the Australian Embassy in Manila, took the Philippine airlines (PAL) flight PR 209 to Melbourne at 9:10 p.m.
... terrorists calling for extremism, the BI said. Reports say Cerantonio used The Philippines as his safe haven, using the Internet to urge people to undertake extremist activities.
... Filipino Muslims to support the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Cerantonio is believed to have travelled to the southern Philippine provinces of Basilan and Sulu, a known hot bed of Filipino Muslim extremists and local terrorist groups with links ...
An Australian with suspected links to Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq has been deported from The Philippines after he was arrested for violating immigration laws.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 July) - The United States armed forces through the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) is set to repair the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) runway. Danilo Abareta, ZIA manager, said the repair ...
It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War II. Some trace the origins back to 1898 and the Spanish-American War, or even earlier to the War of 1812.

Meanwhile, the Philippine government announced Sunday that it had instituted Alert Level 4 in Libya -- the highest alert level to be placed on countries experiencing armed conflict -- and that it would evacuate 13,000 Filipinos from the country.
Go back and look at the Spanish-American war, when the Hearst press, the yellow press, so-called, was screaming and yelling about Spain and about the need for the United States to do what it needed to do in Cuba and The Philippines. Go back and look at ...
HRABOVE, Ukraine -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down over Eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any ...
There is also a section that defines and explains the different disasters and calamities experienced in The Philippines, such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, storm surges, landslides, fires, crowds that go out of control, and even terrorism. Users ...
Despite a terrorist attack on an Air India Chartered plane carrying a group of Chinese delegates from Hong Kong to Bandung, resulting in the blow up of the plane in mid air over the South China Sea killing 16 Chinese delegates and the crew, a bomb ...
JULY 21: Personnel from the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry load the bodies of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 into a truck at the crash site on July 21, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine.
To that list we might add tensions pitting China against Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and The Philippines and, of course, the high-stakes negotiations over Iran's nuclear program between Iran and the P5+1 world powers.
The Airline industry was the center subject today at the United Nations. Speakers at the United Nations Security Council talked about a 'Flagrant Violation of International Law', and voiced 'Outrage against Human Decency'in regards to the downing of ...
It also follows the arrest of Melbourne-born preacher Musa Cerantonio in The Philippines and the appearance of disturbing online photos of Australian jihadists apparently carrying out executions of unarmed Iraqis.
Volatile weather patterns may mean less access to food, clean water or shelter, for example, which in turn can undermine weak governments, bring simmering popular resentments to a boil or empower terrorists and extremist groups. Although it is ...
A Ukrainian government spokesman said on Saturday: "The president of Ukraine, during a phone conversation with [UN secretary general] Ban Ki-Moon, urged the UN to call the Donetsk and Luhansk regions terrorist organizations and to condemn the actions ...
Bulgaria: Ukraine to Demand Donetsk, Luhansk Rebels be Declared Terrorists An armed rebel soldier guards the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Arilines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the Eastern Ukraine region, some 100 Km east ...
Kiev: Pro-Moscow insurgents today took control of the 219 bodies recovered so far from the debris of the downed Malaysian jet, even as global pressure mounted on Russian president Vladimir Putin to ensure unfettered access to the crash site in Ukraine ...
Boko Haram is only one of many known terrorist organizations worldwide. According to an article put out by the BBC in May of this year, there are 11 main groups calling themselves Jihadist and labeled as terrorists by Western nations. These groups are ...
He will, however, remain a ''person of interest'' for federal police investigating terrorism and violations of the Foreign Incursions and Recruitment Act, which outlaws encouraging others to join foreign paramilitary forces or insurgencies, according ...
Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today said water villages in Sabah were hotbeds for intruders, kidnappers and terrorists from southern Philippines to carry out their activities. He said a police survey had found that apart from the ...
Since beginning its War On Terrorism more than a decade ago, the U.S. government has launched several hundred missile strikes from pilotless aircraft called drones to target extremists in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and elsewhere.
The minister said the militant groups had always been under the radar of counter-terrorism experts and enforcement agencies.
In 2010, the US exacted an executive order against the Falah-i Insaniat Foundation (FIF), essentially the renamed JuD, and named it a terrorist organization. FIF was always reported to be one .... "In the name of terrorism we cannot brutalise the law ...
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A senior United States (US) military official confirmed to a local official here that American troops and their team under the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) will be pulling out from the city ...
navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar in mooting this proposal said this was to prevent terrorists from the southern Philippines from terrorising the state. Abdul Aziz said existing laws do not allow for security forces to 'shoot on sight', and ...
gunmen closely related to terrorist organisations in southern Philippines have repeatedly invaded Sabah and abducted hostages for extortion.
The memories of those slain Australians are still painfully fresh for many, but the passage of time means that, unpleasant as it may be to contemplate, the prison sentences of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorists convicted of the bombings and other ...
Kuala Lumpur - Masked gunmen stormed a coastal Malaysian resort, shot a policeman and kidnapped another then sped away in a boat toward the southern Philippines, where Muslim militants have carried out similar raids in the past, a security official ...
"But it's obviously before the authorities at present, so I don't want to say anything to jeopardise to work of The Philippines security agencies and police authorities," she said. Professor Greg Barton, director of the Global terrorism Research Centre ...
"The Islamic State conducts public executions and violent punishments in areas it controls and is one of the world's most deadly and active terrorist organisations, targeting crowds and public gatherings during holidays and religious festivals to ...
Melbourne-native Robert Cerantonio accused of recruiting fighters as government lists ISIS as terrorist organisation ... An Australian Islamic preacher suspected of rallying support for Isis militants in Syria has been arrested in The Philippines ...
... Philippine President Benigno Aquino that a terrorist attack was being planned there. But Senior Superintendent Conrado Capa said that arresting police initially found no evidence linking Mr Cerantonio to terrorism or any terrorism group in the ...
MANILA, Philippines - An Australian national believed to have links with the Islamic militants in Iraq was arrested in Cebu yesterday.
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) - Cebu police on Friday, July 11, arrested Australian Musa Cerantonio, named as one of the top two most influential jihadist "inspirations" for fighters in Syria and Iraq.
Capa said Cerantonio, a Christian who converted to Islam, is using his website kavkaz.center.com and social media accounts to promote terrorism and urge Muslims to join the Jihad in Syria and Iraq. But Capa said the arrest was based on a warrant of ...
A warrant for his arrest had earlier been issued by Philippine police. Police Senior Superintendent Conrado Capa said arresting police initially found no evidence linking Mr Cerantonio to terrorism or any terror group. "The arrest was based on a plain ...
Rappler.com. Rommel Banlaoi is Head of the Center for intelligence National Security Studies (CINSS) of the Philippine Institute for peace, Violence and terrorism Research (PIPVTR) and teaches at the department of international studies, Miriam College.


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