terror in Southeast asia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on terror in Southeast asia


Rappler Talk: What do the Indonesia terror attacks mean for Southeast Asia?

May 16, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Rappler speaks to Southeast Asia terrorism expert Zachary Abuza about the Surabaya bombings

'Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media' – expert

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'The Islamic State has shrunk in the physical space, but in the cyberspace, it is still very capable,' says terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna on Rappler Talk

Suspected ISIS leader-recruiter nabbed in Manila

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:52 AM

(UPDATED) Egyptian Fehmi Lassqued is captured by joint Philippine police and military operatives in Manila

SUSPECT. Fehmi Lassqued is caught by joint forces of the PNP and AFP. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte pushes for stronger efforts to end financing of terror groups

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, remembering the Marawi crisis, stressed the importance of cooperation for timely and thorough intelligence gathering and analysis

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India on January 24, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How the Marawi siege affected terrorism in Indonesia

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:10 PM

'The [Islamic State] narrative for Indonesians was to do hijrah in the Philippines, not commit attacks at home,' states a report by the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium

MARAWI SIEGE. Philippine troops in action in the battle zone, during the war against IS-linked terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Malaysia the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols off the waters of Mindanao following the clash that erupted between the government and ISIS inspired Maute group in Marawi City

NAVAL ASSETS. A chopper lands on BRP Davao del Sur, a Multi-purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) in a demo during the anniversary of the Philippine Navy at Sasa Wharf in Davao City on May 31, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

4 PH terror groups link up with pro-ISIS fighters in region

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:27 PM

A Jakarta based think tank warns of cross border extremist operations citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia

EVIDENCE OF LINKAGES. Jakarta-based think tank IPAC says the bombing of a night market in Davao City is evidence of linkages between Mindanao extremist groups with foreign jihadists. Rappler file photo

Comelec on Poe, US-South Korea alliance, David Bowie | 6PM wRap

Jan 11, 2016 - 7:02 PM

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Uyghur militants in Southeast Asia: Should PH be worried?

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The presence of some foreign terrorists in Mindanao can facilitate the entry of Uyghur militants to the country particularly in the context of China’s new anti terrorism law

US on ISIS: ‘Watch social media, counter the message’

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Social media after all can push ‘lone wolves’ to launch terror attacks US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg tells Rappler

FIGHTING ISIS. Participants hold placards during an anti-ISIS demonstration in the center of The Hague, Netherlands, on June 29, 2014, to protest against the violence of the terrorist group. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Q&A: ISIS in Southeast Asia

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Al Qaeda is a kindergarten group compared to ISIS and it has a significant and growing presence in Southeast Asia says Gunaratna

West's defense of Charlie Hebdo worries moderate Asia Muslims

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:31 PM

The West s defense of Charlie Hebdo s right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia

A Malaysian Muslim man enters a Mosque during the Muslims fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 03 July 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Philippine militants pledge allegiance to ISIS jihadists

Aug 15, 2014 - 9:07 PM

We have an alliance with the Islamic State and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi BIFF spokesman Abu Misry says

Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS

Aug 04, 2014 - 11:45 AM

EXCLUSIVE: The ISIS ideology is spreading fast on social media, ' the new machine to recruit militants.'

OATH-TAKING. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to IS

Suspected Aussie terrorist to be deported

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:01 PM

UPDATED Previously identified as one of the two most influential voices inspiring and guiding foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq Cerantonino is charged for being undocumented and for being an undesirable alien

ARRESTED. Australian Musa Cerantonio arrives in Manila from Cebu. He is being kept at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan. File photo by Edwin Llobrera

Australian ISIS supporter nabbed in Cebu

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:06 PM

4th UPDATE Australian born Musa Cerantonio is flown to Manila and is brought to a Bureau of Immigration facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig

Online preacher Musa Cerantonio leaves Philippines to join ISIS?

Jul 05, 2014 - 2:34 PM

This will be a fresh factor to call all radical militants to join ISIS says the head of Indonesia’s National Counter Terrorism Agency known by its Indonesian acronym BNPT

Remembering Bali, Southeast Asia's 9/11

Oct 12, 2012 - 2:52 PM

When the explosions happened a decade ago the Indonesian police had the names of every single one of the Bali plotters Government denial and political gamesmanship – courting moderate Muslims by ignoring extremists – prevented action