The U.S. State Department says the Jemaah Islamiya terrorist network remains a serious threat, particularly in Indonesia and the southern Philippines. But its annual global survey on terrorism says the group's capabilities were degraded due to the killings of several high-ranking members.
The report says Burma's willingness to cooperate on counterterrorist activities remained limited, but that Rangoon has cooperated with Washington on transnational terrorist threats and efforts to stem drug trafficking and money laundering.
According to the report, North Korea has not sponsored any terrorist acts since 1987. Under the terms of a six-nation deal with Pyongyang aimed at ending its nuclear weapons program, the United States agreed to begin the process of removing North Korea from the "state-sponsor of terrorism" list.
Information for this report is provided by afp and ap.