April 29, 2006 |
One of Southeast Asia's most wanted suspected terrorists escaped capture when security forces raided his hide-out before dawn today, killing two militants and arresting two, police said. Malaysian fugitive Noordin Mohammed Top, regarded as a key leader of the militant group Jemaah Islamiah, fled before heavily armed police arrived at the house on the island of Java, police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bahrul Alam told El Shinta radio.
February 17, 1985 |
Islamic extremist Salman Hafidz has been executed before a 12-man firing squad in the West Java capital of Bandung, justice ministry officials said here Friday. The officials said the execution was conducted in a secluded place around midnight Feb. 8. Hafidz, 29, was the No. 2 man in the Islamic movement headed by Imron Mohammad, who was executed in April 1983. Hafidz was sentence to death by the Bandung district court in 1982, after he was found guilty of subversion and murder.
June 13, 2007 |
The suspected military commander of Indonesia's most feared terrorist group has been captured, dealing another blow to Al Qaeda's main ally in Southeast Asia, police said here today. Abu Dujana, wanted in connection with at least two bombings in Jakarta, was arrested by a special anti-terrorism unit Saturday on the central Indonesian island of Java, a police spokesman said at a news conference. Seven other terrorism suspects also were rounded up.
December 2, 2009 |
The wild bull elephant stood menacingly in the clearing, trumpeting in annoyance and anger, its brain racing with a chemical that unleashes a throbbing and unceasing headache. It was the heart of mating season, and the bull was desperately seeking a mate. Was this really a good moment to be sitting on top of another elephant just a few hundred feet away? But Syamsuardi, a native of the wild Sumatran forest, had his strategy ready: He would pit his own elephant against the amorous stranger.
June 26, 1998 |
Fearing that growing economic hardships could spark new riots, Indonesia and the International Monetary Fund announced a revised bailout deal Thursday loaded with fuel and food subsidies. The deal--the fourth struck by Indonesia and the IMF since October--calls for tough reforms while balancing the needs of the tens of millions hit hard by the region's worst financial crisis in 30 years.
November 26, 2005 |
Roche Holding Ltd. said Indonesia could make a generic version of Tamiflu without its license because the medicine, which may be useful in treating avian influenza, isn't protected by a patent in the Southeast Asian nation. "We've informed the government they can produce it for local use," said Martina Rupp, a spokeswoman for the Swiss drug maker. "Quality guidelines will have to be assured by the Indonesian government."
September 14, 2001 |
Osama bin Laden, suspected of masterminding Tuesday's terrorist attacks, has begun operating in Indonesia, where social chaos and rising Islamic fundamentalism provide a rich recruiting ground, authorities here said. Bin Laden, already sought by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombing of two embassies in Africa, is believed to be planning a terrorist attack in Indonesia, possibly against the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the capital, officials said.
June 3, 2004 |
An American human rights advocate and terrorism expert said Wednesday that she had been ordered to leave the country within days because of a complaint lodged by Indonesia's intelligence agency about her work. Sidney Jones, the Southeast Asia director of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group who has written groundbreaking reports on the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network, said she had not been informed of the charges and remained uncertain why she was being deported.
July 10, 2005 |
Nearly 200 people were feared dead days after a ferry capsized in rough seas off eastern Indonesia, a rescue official said today. The 150-ton Digul sank Thursday night off the coast of Papua province while heading from the port town of Merauke to Tanah Merah, about 125 miles to the north, said Sumpeno Juono of the local search and rescue agency. The ferry was officially reported to be carrying 50 crew and passengers. But survivors said about 200 people were on board, Sumpeno said.
December 23, 1999 |
A day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the main island of Java in Indonesia, fearful residents moved their beds into the street Wednesday in preparation for spending the night outdoors. The quake, which hit Tuesday night, killed four people and injured about 200 others. Hundreds of homes were severely damaged, and many villagers spent Wednesday searching for anything that could be salvaged.