Quad leaders press for free Indo-Pacific, with wary eye on China

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Leaders of the United States, Japan, India, and Australia vowed on Friday, September 24, to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific region “undaunted by coercion” at their first in-person summit, which presented a united front amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad, as the grouping of four… Continue reading Quad leaders press for free Indo-Pacific, with wary eye on China

Indonesia frees radical cleric linked to Bali bombings, which killed 202

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Abu Bakar Bashir, the accused mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, was released from prison on Friday, January 8, after serving a ten-year sentence for establishing a militant training camp. Authorities announced that Bashir, 82, who was never convicted for a direct role in the Bali bombings, will attend a deradicalization… Continue reading Indonesia frees radical cleric linked to Bali bombings, which killed 202