Today’s Headlines

  • Thai forces rescue kidnapped Nepalese students

  • Thousands abandon homes as monsoonal floods hit Malaysia

  • Densus 88 arrests Bali bombing terror suspect

  • Malaysia deports hundreds of Indonesian illegal migrants

  • ISIS executed 100 of its foreign fighters trying to quit: report

  • Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines

  • Rescuers end search for Indonesia landslide victims

  • Densus 88 arrests terror suspect in East Java

  • Malaysia nabs ISIS supporter en route to Syria

  • Indonesian tanker leaking oil on Narathiwat coastline

Hot in Southeast Asia

 A Yazidi girl who fled her home when Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants attacked the town of Sinjar, Iraq looks on August 16th inside a partially-completed building where she lives outside Dohuk, in autonomous Kurdistan. A recent ISIS pamphlet tells its fighters it is

ISIS document authorising rape of 'non-believers' draws revulsion

Indonesians express disgust at the extremist group's pamphlet permitting its fighters to rape captured women and even pre-pubescent girls.

Today's News



 Australians embrace at a makeshift memorial in Sydney's Martin Place, the site of the December 15-16th café siege. [Ade Mardiyati/Khabar]

Café siege fails to tear Australia's multi-cultural fabric

Australians -- Muslims and non-Muslims alike – reach out to support one another in the wake of the deadly standoff in the heart of Sydney


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent Muslims.

Photo Essay

 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,


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