B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia's police chief yesterday for the first time directly tied the Southeast Asian militant Muslim network, Jemaah Islamiah, to last October's bomb attacks on Bali that killed at least 193 people.
B>PIKIT (Philippines):/BPresident Gloria Macapagal Arroyo told the Philippine army yesterday to resume an offensive against Muslim rebels after both sides ignored her call to halt clashes that have killed dozens of people.
ZAMBOANGA: US and Filipino troops formally launched new anti-terrorism exercises yesterday as the Philippines flatly rejected any combat role for the Americans in fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels linked to al-Qaeda.
DAP is mulling a new general election campaign strategy of training a 1,000-strong #8220;publicists#8221; in each parliamentary constituency to brief voters on various issues with priority on PAS' Islamic state concept.
B>MANILA:/BThe Philippines will not allow US troops to go into combat against Muslim rebels, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said yesterday, a day after a bomb at a southern airport killed 21 people, including an American.