An Indonesian counterterror squad participates in a drill earlier this year. Indonesia is concerned that the country could see a resurgence of a terrorism problem that peaked with major bombings on the resort island of Bali over a decade ago. Photo: European Pressphoto Agency

Indonesia Kills Most-Wanted Terror Leader, but New Threats Loom

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Security forces shot dead Indonesia’s most-wanted terrorist, giving President Joko Widodo a hard-earned victory as he contends with the threat of Islamic State...
Forty-one detainees remain at the US-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [John Moore/Getty Images]

Indonesia Wants Guantanamo Detainee to Stay in a US Prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian security officials say the goverment would find a way to ensure an alleged Southeast Asian terror chief doesn't return to...
(Clockwise from top left) Untung Sugema Mardjuk. Mukhlis Khoirur Rofiq, Risno and Muhammad Mufid Murtadho.PHOTOS: A.JABAR

How ISIS supporters passing through Singapore were nabbed

Two weeks ago, a group of Indonesian travellers linked to the terror group were deported. The Sunday Times looks at what led to their...
Indonesians Firman were told by a leader of an ISIS unit to travel through Singapore as backpackers to avoid arousing the suspicion of the authorities.

Indonesian duo guided online by leader of ISIS’ South-east Asian unit

by Zakir Hussain, Deputy Political Editor StraitsTimes Firman Fitrialnedi, 30, was working in an Indofood factory in Pekanbaru, Riau, in Sumatra. Muhammad Rizka Fajri, 26, from...

Indonesia on alert for cyanide attacks

JAKARTA, RADICALISM STUDIES - Indonesia is anticipating all forms of terror attacks, including the use of cyanide to poison military and police personnel,...
Islamic State group sympathisers gave an address to Jakarta's As-Syuhada mosque in Jakarta in February last year.

Islamic State: Jakarta mosques, schools linked to Islamist terror group as Indonesia struggles to...

JAKARTA, RADICALISM STUDIES - A number of Indonesian mosques and schools, including in the capital Jakarta, are being used to preach the hardline Islamic...

Indonesia Signals Tougher Approach on Terrorism as Seven Men Sentenced

JAKARTA, RADICALISM STUDIES — Indonesia sentenced seven men Tuesday to up to five years in prison for links to Islamic State as the...

New law to boost Jakarta’s war on terror

Indonesia's police will be able to execute raids, make arrests and detain terror suspects for interrogation, based solely on intelligence reports, under a...

Indonesia Vows to Strengthen Anti-terror Laws

JAKARTA, RADICALISM STUDIES - The Indonesian government has vowed to tighten anti-terrorism laws in the wake of Jakarta's deadly attacks but it faces...

ISIS behind deadly Jakarta attack

By Francis Chan JAKARTA, RADICALISM STUDIES - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for yesterday's shocking attack by local militants that...

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