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Khabarsoutheastasia.com provides information in two languages – English and Bahasa Indonesia – on developments affecting the stability and security of the Asia-Pacific region. The site features news, feature articles and multimedia content from paid correspondents located across the region.

Our coverage is distinguished by an in-depth knowledge of local issues and a cross-regional perspective. It identifies trends, solutions and successes that can serve as models for progress throughout the region. It also focuses on developments that hinder both terrorist activity and support for violent extremism. The site is designed to provide an international audience with a portal to a broad range of information about the Asia-Pacific region.

Khabarsoutheastasia.com is sponsored by the US Pacific Command, a joint military command responsible for US operations in 36 countries.

USPACOM is committed to promoting stability, co-operation and prosperity in the region.

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A woman reacts outside Jakarta's Ritz-Carlton hotel on July 17th, 2009 after bomb blasts tore through it and the nearby JW Marriott. Two suspected Jemaah Islamiyah suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured more than 40 others. [Arif Ariadi/AFP]

The Global Terror Threat: Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been both a source and a target of global terrorism. Al-Qaeda affiliates Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia and Malaysia and Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines are among regional groups that terrorise their home countries with bombings, ambushes,