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Philippine President Wants US Special Operations Troops to Leave the Country
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants the small number of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines to leave the country. In 2002, the U.S. began a mission on the southern island of Mindanao to support Philippine forces fighting the al-Qaeda-affiliated Abu Sayyaf group . The
Terror Group Likely Killed Canadian Hostage as Ransom Deadline Passed
Canadian Robert Hall was forced at gunpoint to announce the date of his own death. In a video released last month, Hall said, “I am told to tell you that on June 13 at 3 p.m., I will be murdered if [ Abu Sayyaf ’s] demands are not met.” Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organization based in the Philippines
Ghastly Countdown Begins for Western Hostages
In one month a Western hostage will be killed by an extremist Islamic group in the Philippines unless a hefty ransom is paid – a horrific ultimatum that is testing the mettle of the leaders of three countries who have already seen the group murder another hostage. The countdown was announced in a
Philippine president: Terrorist group plotted to kidnap Manny Pacquiao
Abu Sayyaf , an Islamist terrorist group that allegedly beheaded a Canadian hostage this week, had designs on kidnapping Manny Pacquiao , Philippines president Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday. Abu Sayyaf militants, seeking independence for a province in the southern Philippines, also wanted to
Malaysia: Relative Peace in Southeast Asia Terror Haven
Bordered By Countries With Significant Terror Threat, Malaysia for the Most Part Untouched
The Global Note: Trapped In Snow…Afghanistan Plan…Egypt Mourns…Cruise Captain's Love
THOUSANDS TRAPPED AS EUROPEAN FREEZE CONTINUES Around 11,500 Serbians are trapped in remote villages by heavy snow, as Authorities tell Dragana Jovanovic that food supplies and medicine are being delivered by choppers or sledges in Serbia, and about 70 people have so far been evacuated....
Teen, 14, Escapes After Being Held Hostage for Five Months
An American teenage boy outsmarted the members of a suspected al Qaeda-linked militants, escaping after five months of being held hostage in a jungle in the Philippines. Kevin Lunsmann, 14, was lost for nearly two days, roaming without shoes, before he was found by villagers, according to The
Three More Saudis Named Terror Financiers by U.S. Treasury
The U.S. government today named three more Saudi financiers they believe are supporting terrorist groups from Saudi Arabia. So far, not one person in Saudi Arabia identified by the United...
U.S. Pays Big Terror Award in Philippines
The United States has handsomely rewarded a group of Filipino citizens with $10 million for providing information that led to the killings of two high-ranking terrorists there. The reward was...