Topic: Southeast Asia
Police said Thursday they were 90 percent sure they had killed Noordin Mohammed Top, who is suspected of planning every major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2002. But they have made such claims before, and his death is not confirmed.
09/17/2009 01:00 am
A political activist was sentenced to 18 years Friday for offending the royal family. Dozens of activists and citizens have fallen foul of a criminal law on royal libel.
08/28/2009 01:00 am
A recent spate of attacks has shown lapses in the nation's ability to prevent terrorism. How it steps up its strategy will have consequences at home and abroad.
08/19/2009 01:00 am
The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
08/17/2009 01:00 am
Unemployed veteran John Yettaw, who was imprisoned for sneaking into democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Burma, arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday.
08/16/2009 01:00 am
A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
08/11/2009 01:00 am
Police now doubt the man killed Saturday is Noordin Mohammed Top, who claims to be Indonesia's Al Qaeda leader and is accused of planning multiple bombings.
08/10/2009 01:00 am
In the first election in 11 years Saturday, a pro-rebel party won the most local-council seats in Vavuniya and came in second in Jaffna.
08/09/2009 01:00 am
Noordin Mohammed Top, sought in connection with Indonesia's most deadly terror attacks and a self-described representative of Al Qaeda, is likely killed after an overnight gun battle.
08/08/2009 01:00 am