FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino has made an unprecedented trip into the country’s troubled south in a bid to speed up a tortuously slow peace process. The initiative comes amid an offensive to push out the Abu Sayyaf – the last Islamic militants in the south linked to Al-Qaeda.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III are not withdrawing from Sabah, and he has instructed them to conduct guerrilla warfare against Malaysian forces. Read more from Perseus Echeminada at The Philippine Star.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Indonesian judges have delivered their verdict on the last of the Bali bombers, finding Umar Patek guilty of constructing two bombs that killed more than 200 people in the October 2002 blasts, […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Claiming responsibility was never a strong point with al-Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the assortment of Islamic salafists who have deployed a range of terrorist tactics in pursuit of their political […]