World Bulletin / News Desk
National Police spokesman, Commissioner Martinus Sitompul said that a furniture seller, identified only by the initials S.P., was arrested without a fight on Friday morning in Tangerang City, Banten Province, as he was taking his son to school.
"S.P. raises funds and dispatches some people to the Philippines and Syria," Sitompul said.
Police have ransacked his home and confiscated some of the evidence, including some documents. "We are still trying to find out the details of his role," he added.
At least 500 Indonesians have joined ISIL in Syria and more than 40 others are in Marawi, based on The National Counterterrorism Agency data.
The agency's deputy head of International Cooperation, Inspector Gen. Hamidin told Anadolu Agency that many Indonesians had been fooled by ISIL's promises to give them jobs with big salaries and free health care.
"Do not be affected by their heroic attitudes, what ISIS promised is just a lie," said Hamidin, who uses only one name.
A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined ISIL in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa were recently handed over to Indonesian officials, and left Syria, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
The Indonesians, including men, women and children, reportedly claimed to have been deceived by the terrorist group's promises of a better life.
Serebrennikov, 47, is the artistic director of Moscow's Gogol Centre theatre and has staged productions at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre. His films have been shown at the Cannes and Venice film festivals.
Authorities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have put the death toll at more than 750 since August 10, when a series of deluges began spreading with the annual monsoon season.
Pakistani observers complain US president's strategy on Afghanistan completely overlooks their concerns
The government failed to get the two-thirds majority to pass the bill that has been the centre of contentious political debate and party horsetrading for nearly two years.
South Korea and US kick off annual exercise with 70,000 troops
Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit is suspected of being directly involved in 2008 bombings targeting a Muslim-majority town
Military says 3 women among dead in attack by Abu Sayyaf group on village in predominantly Muslim province of Basilan
The centre-left Labour Party has enjoyed a huge boost in support ahead of the September 23 election after gambling on a charismatic new leader in 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern.
James Joseph Dresnok was among just a handful of American servicemen to desert following the Korean War, crossing the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone in 1962.
Visit follows fresh US allegations that Islamabad is not 'doing enough' against Haqqani network
At least 100 deaths were reported overnight across India and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since August 10, as the annual monsoon hit the north and east of the region.
UN mission in Afghanistan confirms Taliban, self-proclaimed ISIL militants killed 36 people in Mirza Olang valley
Fire officials said the workers were painting the interior of the tanker at an STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in the southeastern city of Changwon and died almost instantly.
The men were sentenced to death by firing squad for planting a huge explosive near where Hasina was scheduled to speak during her first term as prime minister in 2000, prosecutor Shamsul Haq Badol told AFP.
Satellite photos show nine Chinese civilian and two government ships near the Philippine-owned Pag-asa Island
No bail set, he faces up to two years in prison, a fine or both