Malaysian IS video threatens revenge

Malaysia’s military and police say they are on their toes. Source: WikimediaThe so-called Southeast Asian wing of Islamic State has threatened to take revenge...

Sect members shipped to Java camps

A video shows a mob burning down the Borneo settlement on January 19. Source: Brisbane TimesJakarta’s Social Affairs Ministry has transported around 1,300 former...

Suspect’s brother urges caution

Police are on alert across Asean. Source: Pixabay Police in Jakarta say a man called Muhammad Bahrun Naim, believed to be in Syria with Isis,...

Three arrested in Jakarta

Indonesia’s authorities impressed analysts with their fast response. Source: WikimediaIndonesian police have arrested three men suspected of having links to the coordinated bomb and...

China slams Philippine-US defence pact

The Royal New Zealand Air Force at Clark airfield, Luzon, in 1984. Foreign jets will soon return. Source: Wikipedia Chinese state media has condemned the...

Isis claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

Jakarta was taken by surprise by the attacks. Source Wikimedia Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in central...

Hanoi claims China endangered civilian aircraft

China is unwilling to compromise over its extensive claims to the South China Sea. Source: WikimediaHanoi has accused Beijing of endangering civilian flights over the...

Suu Kyi makes surprise appearance at peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi adds creditability to the government’s troubled peace process. Source: WikimediaAung San Suu Kyi's surprise move to join Myanmar peace talks,...

China brushes off Vietnam’s aviation protest

 China’s South China Sea claims are not based on proximity. Source: FlickrChina has rejected a complaint from Vietnam claiming that it failed to notify...

Philippine militants claim Isis alliance

Tulay Mosque in Sulu province. Source: FlickrFour Islamist extremist groups in the southern Philippines have reportedly merged to form a detachment of Islamic State...

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