Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir

Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia’s president said on Friday. 81-year-old Bashir, who is considered the spiritual leader of the Islamist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was convicted in 2010 under anti-terrorism laws for links to… Read More Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir

Two monks killed, two injured as gunmen attack Buddhist temple in Thailand

Unknown gunmen shot dead two Buddhist monks and injured two others in an attack at a temple in Thailand’s mainly Muslim south, the first such killing of a Buddhist monk in the restive region in more than three years. An abbot and vice abbot were killed when at least six assailants believed to be dressed… Read More Two monks killed, two injured as gunmen attack Buddhist temple in Thailand

Data breach affects hundreds of thousands of clients of Philippine financial service firm

Cebuana Lhuillier, a Philippine financial service provider, said on Saturday that the data of 900,000 clients had been accessed without authorization and that it had already alerted authorities to investigate the incident. The breach came as Philippine investigators were looking into allegations by the country’s foreign minister last week that a privately contracted firm took… Read More Data breach affects hundreds of thousands of clients of Philippine financial service firm

Twenty-one killed, dozens injured following explosion of ruptured pipeline in central Mexico

At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo… Read More Twenty-one killed, dozens injured following explosion of ruptured pipeline in central Mexico