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Abu Sayyaf militants show ISIS flag.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Like most rebellions, the Marawi rebellion couldn’t have happened without the financial support of someone who has the wherewithal to sustain a long siege. More than six weeks after the attack, the militants are still entrenched in Marawi City. No amount of ground assault by the Philippine Marines or bombing by Philippine Air Force warplanes could dislodge the militants consisting of Read More …

In the central Chinese city of Taiyuan last Wednesday, seven nearly simultaneous explosions killed one person and injured eight others, according to official reports.

Around Asia By Gordon G. Chang World Affairs Journal “At the time of going to press, there was no indication that Wednesday’s serial blasts involved terrorism,” the Global Times, the Communist Party–run newspaper, wrote on the day after the incident. The suggestion of terrorism, however, was unmistakable, even then. Police had found fragments of circuit boards at the sites of the detonations, an indication that Read More …

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By James Turnage   The Guardian Express Two cars, traveling on a Yemen highway, exploded Friday. There were seven al-Qaeda militants inside. Two U.S. drone strikes killed all seven. Just days after President Obama said he would only use drone strikes if a threat was “continuing and imminent”, an apparent attack has been made in southern Yemen. Yemen is considered a stronghold of al-Qaeda in Read More …

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By Bernie Lopez  After the Boston Bombing Affair, there is a need to do some deep reflection on what is really happening to our world today, and on the real causes of terrorism. Reflex reactions are not helping any. Catching culprits is half a solution. The Boston bombing caused widespread fear, panic, and anger among Americans nationwide. There was a frenzy in the media and Read More …

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“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” EMIL ZATOPEK By Alex P. Vidal Many of us saw the actual video on the internet when the two blasts occurred near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (117th edition) on Monday (Tuesday morning in the Philippines), and it was evident the real targets Read More …

By Mike Frialde The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Eight men charged with terrorism-related offenses in Malaysian courts in connection with the violence in Sabah are neither Filipinos nor followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, sultanate spokesman Abraham Idjirani said yesterday. He said one of the men had even assumed the identity of one of the fighters of the sultanate killed by Malaysian forces Read More …

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Source: The Daily Tribune The United States yesterday issued a security alert for Metro Manila, warning its citizens they could be the target of an unspecified attack. The US Embassy in Manila released a statement calling for US citizens to exercise extreme caution and consider canceling American gatherings in the capital. “The US Embassy advises American citizens in the Philippines that a threat against American Read More …

PHOTO: A riot policeman passes burning vehicles during clashes outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, early Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

By PIERRE THOMAS, RICHARD ESPOSITO, DANA HUGHES and KEVIN DOLAK ABC NEWS A U.S. intelligence bulletin warned today that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies spawned by a movie mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to “exploit anger.” The Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said “the risk of violence Read More …

Crowd may exceed 9M-estimate; Tagle outlines moral ‘Daang Matuwid’ BY GERARD NAVAL MALAYA MILLIONS of devotees yesterday took the Black Nazarene from the Luneta Grandstand to the Minor Basilica in Quiapo on the occasion of its feast day, unfazed by a warning from President Aquino on Sunday that terrorists might disrupt the annual procession. Chief Insp. Randy Maluyo, commander of the Manila Police District Luneta Read More …

By Delon Porcalla The Philippine Star President Aquino is joined by (from left) AFP chief Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia, Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome during a media briefing at Malacañang on the terrorist threat during today’s celebration of the Nazarene feast. MANILA, Philippines Read More …