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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Umar Patek
A Pakistani judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the ruling party's candidate for prime minister over allegations he illegally imported drugs. The warrant injects fresh uncertainty into efforts to replace the previous prime minister, who was ousted by the Supreme Court.
An Indonesian militant was convicted of helping to build the massive car bomb used in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub attacks and was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, concluding the trial for the case's last main defendant.
Gunmen attacked an outpost of a government-sponsored militia and killed 10 members of the security force in western Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.
The Muslim militant suspected of building the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack went on trial Monday on terrorism charges, a year after he was captured in the same Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was hiding.
The Philippine military said it killed Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorist and two other senior militants Thursday in a U.S.-backed airstrike marking one of the region's biggest anti-terrorism successes in recent years.
A sweeping crackdown on terrorism in the past decade has spawned a new problem in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation: Militants in prison are recruiting more followers to their cause.
Prosecutors in Cambodia urged a U.N.-backed tribunal Tuesday to stiffen the sentence of the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer to life in prison and to convict him of new, separate crimes against humanity.