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Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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What impact will Bali bombs have on 'war on terror'

16 October 2002, 21:00 AEST

The United States is yet to indicate what effect the Bali bombings will have on its "war on terrorism".

Laskar Jihad closed just hours before Bali blasts

16 October 2002, 21:00 AEST

One of Indonesia's largest and most militant militias, the Laskar Jihad, has been publicly disbanded in a surprise development which took place just hours before the Bali bombings.

Insurers put Indonesia on terrorist risk list

16 October 2002, 21:00 AEST

The effects of the Bali bombings are already spreading into wider areas of trade and commerce.

Military explosive found at site of bombing

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

It appears that American, Australian and Indonesian forensic experts have discovered traces of the explosive used in the bombings.

Two held over Bali bombing

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

As Indonesian police hold two local men for questioning over the Bali bombing, Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, is in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to exhort the government of Megawati Sukarnoputri to step up its fight against terrorism, despite doubts held at high levels in Indonseia about whether the President is capable of reigning in the threat.

Bali bombs boost campaign against Iraq

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

The Bush administration says the bombing in Bali rather than undermining it's case against Iraq - highlights the need to move against Saddam Hussein.

New poll shows unsurprisingly high level of support

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

In a referendum on his leadership, Iraq's President Saddam Hussein is well on the way to repeating the results of a similar referendum held in 1995 which delivered him an entirely unsurprising 99.

Abductees return from North Korea

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

Five Japanese men and women kidnapped by North Korean spies, have spoken publicly for the first time since they were abducted a quarter of a century ago.

Some anger at Australian support for US

16 October 2002, 18:47 AEST

The most senior Indonesian diplomat in Australia concedes that some in his country will be angered by the two nations working closely together to investigate the Bali bombings, because of Australia's strong support for the United States.

Political horse-trading to form a governing coalition

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

In Pakistan, political parties are jostling for position, to form a governing coalition following last week's elections which created a hung parliament.

North Korean abductees return home

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

There were emotional scenes today in Japan, when five Japanese nationals who were kidnapped by North Korea in the 1970s arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport.

Government plan to fight terrorism

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

The Indonesian government is planning a united action in fighting terrorism.

Unease in wake in of Bali bombings

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has called for the UN to declare the shadowy Southeast Asian group, Jemaah Islamiah, a terrorist organisation, in the wake of the Bali bombings.

Warnings that foreign companies could be targeted

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

Strategic installations in Indonesia have been placed on alert since the weekend bombings in Bali.

Townsville Peace Agreement expires

15 October 2002, 20:34 AEST

After a troubled two year existence, the Townsville Peace Agreement for Solomon Islands expired today.

Counting the toll of the Bali bombings

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

In Britain, the Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a redoubling of the international effort to deal with international terrorism "before many more innocent lifes are lost".

Security review underway

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

The Australian Government has already started reviewing security arrangements, and anti-terror laws in the wake of the Bali bombings.

Government says al-Qaeda is behind the bombings

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Indonesia's government has now decided to agree with the dominant western political view that al Qaeda is active in the country, and behind the Bali bombings.

Australian ministers travel to Bali

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Australia's Foreign and Justice Ministers will hold talks with senior Indonesian government figures later this week.

Injured brought into the country

15 October 2002, 15:49 AEST

Now to the Australian injured who have been ferried home.

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