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Top Islamic militant escapes from Manila jail

B>MANILA: /B>The Philippines ordered a nationwide hunt yesterday after one of the region's top Islamic militants escaped from a high-security prison, apparently with the connivance of his guards.

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Officials: Terrorists’ escape an inside job

The shock escape of a top bomb-maker of a regional terrorist group from a high-security Philippines jail could have been an 'inside job' aimed at embarrassing President Gloria Arroyo, a key US ally in the global war on terror, officials said yesterday.


Sabah tightens checks on vessels in search for escapees

All vessels entering Sabah from southern Philippines are under scrutiny, with passengers at all entry points scanned as Malaysian security forces keep watch for three Manila terror suspects who have escaped.

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Re-enactment of jailbreak reveals more carelessness

B>MANILA: /B>A re-enactment of the embarrassing escape of a Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist from the Philippine police headquarters yesterday revealed further laxity and carelessness by the country's law enforcers.


Of politicians and black magic

In Sabah politicians are tested using black magic to see if he has that something extra to be able to lead the community.

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Army mutiny may be part of plan to unseat Arroyo

B>MANILA:/BThe seizure of an upscale mall by rebellious troops yesterday may just be the first act in the long-rumoured coup attempt against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Jakarta terror attack a reminder of JI threat

THE bomb blast at the JW Marriot hotel in Jakarta is a chilling reminder to security forces in countries in the region, including Malaysia, that the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist network is still alive.

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Arroyo warns groups helping suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo asked Muslim guerrillas Monday to step aside to allow an army manhunt for a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber, warning that armed groups found helping him face the direst consequences.''


Cops set up unit to fight terrorism, piracy

Sabah police have set up a special unit to combat terrorism, piracy and organised crime.


Battle stations

A GLANCE at the United States and allied anti-terrorism troops around the world.