» 12/21/2015, 00.00
Indonesia, maximum alert for Christmas attacks: "brides" and "concerts" main targets
Authorities say the threats are "imminent" and concrete. Fears lone wolf attacks (targeting weddings) and mass attacks (concerts), modeled on Paris. Various terrorist groups linked to the Islamic State. Indonesian President Widodo expected in Papua, where he will celebrate the holiday with Christian communities in the area.
02/01/2018 15:31:00 EGYPT
A bloody New Year in Egypt as two Coptic brothers killed
An armed man opened fire at a Christian-run liquor store in Giza, killing two people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the church of Mar Mina in Helwan. Solidarity between Christians and Muslims against terrorism is growing. Fr. Rafic: The attacks are an "intimidating message" to the government and president for their tolerance towards Christians.
30/12/2017 16:10:00 EGYPT
Copts mourn, bury their dead after the attack in Mar Mina
Eight Copts were shot to death at the entrance of the church during an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Two police officers also died. Lives were saved thanks to the quick response by Muslim worshippers to an appeal by the imam of the neighbouring mosque to rescue 'Coptic brothers’. Since 2011, the Copts have been targeted by Islamists.
Some 40,000 troops are deployed, more power to intelligence service against terrorism
President Yudhoyono announces the deployment of more troops to back police in their fight against Islamic fundamentalists. Civil rights activists and NGO criticise the move, saying that Suharto used the same tools to control public life.
Security alert for churches and urban centers at Christmas time
13/07/2015 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Indonesia on high alert for attacks during Ramadan celebrations
Thousands of police officers deployed for Eid al Fitri, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer. In recent days, a bomb exploded in a shopping center, without causing casualties. Fears of attacks by local cells affiliated to the Islamic State. Not just foreigners, but Indonesians themselves are being targeted.
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