Tag Archive: Southeast Asia

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for Islamic State in the Philippines

Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathizers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra-radical group. A Philippines intelligence…
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Defeat Of Rebels Could Spell More Trouble For Southeast Asia

Like the stirring of a hornet’s nest — as an expert here put it — the imminent defeat of Islamist militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi could pose a bigger problem further down the road, terrorism analysts said…
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Najib Warns Uneven Growth Could Fuel Extremism, Instability

Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday warned that Southeast Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalised populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems. Speaking at an event for entrepreneurs during the…
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K Shanmugam: Terrorist Threat In Singapore’s Backyard Is Growing

With Islamic State (IS) losing ground in Iraq and Syria, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Tuesday (April 4) underscored the growing terrorist threat in Singapore’s backyard, and warned that an area less than a four-hour flight away…
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