Typhoon underscores hard security truths in SE Asia

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Typhoon Haiyan has revealed festering security problems in Southeast Asia.
JEFF M. MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Thai Muslim insurgents launch reprisal attacks

BANGKOK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Muslim insurgents in Thailand's troubled southern Muslim provinces launched a series of similarly timed reprisal attacks.

After attacks, Thai PM supports curfew

BANGKOK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Five Thai soldiers were killed Sunday in two attacks blamed on Muslim insurgents, police said.

Top Indonesia terrorist leaders sentenced

JAKARTA, April 21 (UPI) -- An Indonesian judge Monday sentenced two leaders of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist organization to 15 years in prison.

Suspect: attacks will go on in Indonesia

JAKARTA, June 25 (UPI) -- An accused terrorist in Indonesia told CNN Islamic militants plan more attacks against Westerners.

Indonesia claims key terror arrest

JAKARTA, June 13 (UPI) -- Indonesian police said a man arrested last weekend under an assumed name is the leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group.

Indonesia increasing focus of al-Qaida

JAKARTA, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Indonesia continues to grapple with indigenous offshoots of al-Qaida.

Suspected terror leader found on Mindanao

DAVAO, Philippines, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A leader of the radical Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah who once lived in Australia has been found on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Abdul Rahman Ayub allegedly is involved in training terrorists on Mindanao, The Australian reported Friday.

Bashir faces fresh terrorism charges

JAKARTA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Militant Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir faced trial in Jakarta Thursday, accused of inciting the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2003 JW Marriott Hotel bombing.

Indonesian Muslim gets jail sentence

JAKARTA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Abu Rusdan, an alleged Indonesian leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, was sentenced Wednesday in Jakarta to 42 months in prison for aiding suspected terrorists.

Indonesian schools may be teaching terror

SOLO, Indonesia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A group of Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia are being called the "Ivy League" of terrorist training.

Islamic cleric ordered church bombings

JAKARTA, June 26 (UPI) -- A militant has testified an Indonesian cleric ordered the bombing of churches in order to set up an Islamic state.

Philippines blast kills 3

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A blast Friday aboard a bus near Manila killed at least three people, according to local media reports.
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