• Education:

         Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, left, decorates a participant with a medal at the national camp for Islamic Student Association board members in Cibubur, Jakarta, on November 12th. [Maeswara Palupi/Khabar]

        Indonesian student leaders to help stop radicalism in schools


        The Ministry of Religious Affairs is enlisting "rohis" in the battle to win young hearts and minds.

      •  Bomb victim Ayub Aseh is treated at Srisakhon Hospital in Narathiwat. Ayub was wounded and thrown backward from the force of a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Dahong Village. Local residents came to his aid. [Rapee Mama/Khabar]

        Deep South Muslims often injured by insurgent IEDs


        Cynical rebels mock authorities with "sorry, wrong person" leaflets.

      •  Taufik Abdul Halim walks with police in Jakarta in 2001. He returned to Malaysia last month after serving 12 years in an Indonesian prison. [AFP]

        Malaysia monitoring released JI terrorist


        Taufik Abdul Halim returned to his family in November, but the government is keeping a close eye on the recently-repatriated jihadist.

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          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,