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Colombo (AFP): Before being named prime suspects in Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bomb attacks, National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s (NTJ) main claim to fame was being linked to vandalising of Buddhist statues.
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Four assailants were killed on Sunday when authorities thwarted an attack on a state security building in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province, authorities told state media.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today that the threat of Islamic State (IS) and other forms of terrorism is very much under control.
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KUNAK (Bernama): The travel advisory issued by the United States, with Malaysia in the "K" list of countries with risks of kidnapping and hostage-taking, should be withdrawn, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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Iraq's parliament voted on April 17 to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.
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PUTRAJAYA - Two former Malaysian soldiers and an Indonesian national were jailed for promoting terrorism, including plotting to kidnap then-prime minister Najib Razak and other cabinet ministers, Bern...
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PUTRAJAYA: Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were jailed eight years and 12 years respectively by the Court of Appeal for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today sentenced three men to between eight and 12 years’ jail over a charge of terrorism, including a plot to kidnap former prime minister Najib Razak.
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PUTRAJAYA: An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 15 — An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote ...
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Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 8 — Two former soldiers and an Indonesian national were found guilty by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian kidnap victim was in critical condition after being shot in a firefight between his Abu Sayyaf captors and the Philippine security force in Sul...
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PETALING JAYA: Studies by market research outfit Kajidata Research show that while Muslims in the country support Islam as a major part of governance, they are open to accommodation with non-Muslims a...
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The death toll from Saturday's attack by unknown gunmen on villagers in central Mali has risen to 157, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, confirming it as one of the worst recent atrocities in a ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today commended the Royal Malaysia Police for professionalism and capable execution of its duties.
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US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed 'caliphate', but the jihadists remain a threat from sleepe...
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YOURSAY | You don't owe him, a foreigner, a duty to tell him how to behave himself in the host country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysians who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria should be allowed to return home, some analysts said despite a recent terror attack in New Zealand.
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PUTRAJAYA: As part of Malaysia’s human resources initiatives, Talent Corp has been deployed to Damascus Syria to encourage the Malaysians who worked there as terrorists to return home before they a...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Thirteen suspected militants, including six pro-Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members allegedly involved in the deadly Marawi siege in southern Philippines, have been detained by Malaysian aut...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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SERDANG: The home ministry has urged the police to focus on the security of specific places, including houses of worship.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia can use the returning Islamic State (IS) recruits to study the mindset of militants, said counterterrorism expert Andrin Raj.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Malaysians who had joined terror groups abroad and their families will be allowed to return home, provided they agree to undergo one-month rehabilitation programme run by the government, the police sa...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians who left the country to join the Islamic State in Syria will be allowed to return provided they comply with enforcement checks and complete a rehabilitation programme, Al-Jazeera reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 ― Malaysians who left the country to fight for global terror network Islamic State (IS) can now return if they are willing to meet the government’s conditions, Counterterror...
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Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining residents of its cold, besieged encampment to m...
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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as go...
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Malaysian police said yesterday that it has uncovered a plan by foreign militants to use the country as a "safe haven" transit and logistics centre, following the collapse of terrorist outfit Islamic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia police have heightened alert against foreign terrorist fighters infiltrating the country, following the arrest of nine terror suspects in February.
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PETALING JAYA: A 42-year-old Middle Eastern lecturer was among nine suspects who were arrested during an anti-terror swoop around the Klang Valley and Sarawak last month, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — The police picked up nine suspects with links to an African-based terror group behind alleged plans to launch large-scale attacks in several countries in a raid held last mo...
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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) paused military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants holed up in the group's final enclave in eastern Syria, expecting more civilians to be evac...
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners have agreed a plan to strip some Germans who fight for the Islamic State militant group of their citizensh...
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Islamic State faces final territorial defeat, as the US-backed Syrian force said on Saturday it was closing in on the jihadists' last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping four years of efforts to ro...
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The United States, Britain and France proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which said it attacked an Ind...
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PETALING JAYA: Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a conflict-ridden region in the Philippines under a peace deal brokered by Malaysia, AP reports.
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Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has defended the visit by several senior police officers, including himself, to Turkey, stressing that it was for study and not entertainment.
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Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London when she was 15-years-old to join the Islamic State in Syria, has had her British citizenship revoked, according to a letter sent to her family.
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KUALA LUMPUR • A Singaporean man arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own startups.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total...
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Six suspected militants, including a Singaporean businessman, have been arrested by the Malaysian police following a series of anti-terror raids across the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Malaysian authorities said on Friday they have arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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Police have arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities said today they had arrested six people, including four foreigners, suspected of planning attacks or being members of militant groups.
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SINGAPORE: Two Singaporean men have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their involvement in terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday (Feb 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR - A 48-year-old Singaporean is among six who were arrested in the latest round of anti-terror swoops in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Six suspected terrorists, including one who had planned to attack the Freemason building in Johor, have been detained in anti-terror raids in Selangor, Johor and Sabah.
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The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria, as ordered by President Donald Trump, the top US commander overseeing American forces in the Middl...
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MP SPEAKS | Today is the 116th anniversary of the birthday of Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 ― Lim Kit Siang today sought to fend of accusations that the DAP is an “enemy of Islam”, by pointing out that the party had consistently back those who believed in a moderate...
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The US Senate passed a Mideast policy bill yesterday, including a measure that would allow states to penalise businesses that take part in boycotts of Israel and an amendment that breaks with Presiden...
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The Republican-led US Senate backed largely symbolic legislation yesterday that broke with President Donald Trump by opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
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Twin bombings during a church service in the southern Philippines killed at least 21 people and wounded 71, security officials said, days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region re...
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US-backed, Kurdish-led forces are on the verge of eliminating Islamic State militants’ last remaining enclave in Syria near the border with Iraq after a four-month devastating bombing campaign that ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia is working with the Turkish authorities to bring back 52 Malaysians in Syria who are involved in Islamic State (IS) terrorism activities.
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A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been...
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The US-led coalition against Islamic State has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, a spokesperson said on Friday, indicating the start of a US pullout that has been clouded by mixed messages ...
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US President Donald Trump has become so weak that even when the formal powers of the presidency favour him the most — in his role of commander-in-chief — he can be easily rolled.
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PUTRAJAYA : The Court of Appeal here today upheld the 13-year prison sentence on a former food stall worker who had pleaded guilty to three terrorism-related offences last year.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 — The Court of Appeal here today upheld the 13-year prison sentence on a former food stall worker who pleaded guilty to three terrorism-related offences last year.
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The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday, sending a strong signal th...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ― The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has lambasted Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) today for the Islamist group’s move to declare Malaysia an Islamic state, saying it ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― Pro-moderation group G25 today raised alarm over right-wing Muslim group Isma’s campaign for Malaysia to be declared an Islamic state.
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The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State, Australia’s home affairs minister said on Saturday.