ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

Yemen Drone kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fighters

2014-04-19 22:35

A US drone strike in southern Yemen has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and three civilians, authorities say.

UN official praises troops for 'preventing massacre'

2014-04-18 22:46

The UN has said at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

Space research centre under espionage attack

2014-04-13 20:33

Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reports.

Encryption companies mushroom

2014-03-30 11:48

Reports say investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for increased security.

SA military in dire straits - review

2014-03-26 05:30
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South Africa's cash-strapped armed forces are in a "critical state of decline" that will take at least a decade to fix even with urgent action.

Rules were followed on diplomat expulsions - minister

2014-03-18 19:53

Proper procedures have been followed in the expulsion of Rwandan diplomats from Pretoria, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Female teacher shot and burned in Thailand

2014-03-14 09:31

Gunmen have shot dead a female teacher in insurgency-racked southern Thailand and set her body on fire.

Terror probe launched over vanished jet

2014-03-09 07:48

Malaysia has launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people and the United States has sent the FBI to investigate.

Foreign military mission barred from Crimea

2014-03-08 19:00

An Associated Press reporter says pro-Russian forces refused to let a foreign military mission enter Crimea.

North Korea poses 'growing threat' to US

2014-03-05 08:24

North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon says in its latest strategy document.

Do you have an emergency fire escape plan?

2014-01-27 15:50

Every second counts when a fire breaks out in your home, so plan ahead and try to avoid a tragedy.

Double bombing of wipes out soldier's family

2014-01-25 13:32

Iraqi authorities say a double bombing has killed a soldier and his entire family in their home in a town north of the capital.

Qaeda allies killed 6 in Egypt - US group

2014-01-25 11:03

An al-Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Cairo that killed six people, a US-based monitoring service has said.

Target says data breach affected 70 million

2014-01-12 13:52

The third largest US retailer, Target, says up to 70 million customers have been hit by the theft of data over the holiday shopping season.

Elite force to boost Brazil World Cup security

2014-01-03 20:24

Brazil will put a 10 000-strong elite security force on standby at the World Cup to prevent a repeat of the disorder that marred last year's Confederations Cup.

DRC security forces repel capital attacks

2013-12-31 10:21

Congolese security forces repelled a wave of coordinated attacks in the capital Kinshasa and other cities on Monday, in fierce gun battles that left more than 70 assailants and three troops dead, the government said.

Deadly blast at Russian train station

2013-12-29 12:20

An explosion has ripped through a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 10 people.

Separatists behind deadly India bicycle bomb

2013-12-27 08:05

A bombing that killed five people in eastern India has been carried out by militants fighting for a separate state in the famous Darjeeling tea district, police say.

Cops deployed to parks for Day of Goodwill

2013-12-26 10:59

Officers will be deployed to various parks in and around Johannesburg in preparation for the high volumes of people planning to celebrate the Day of Goodwill, metro police say.

Al-Qaeda apologises for hospital attack

2013-12-22 14:41

the militant leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the Defence Ministry during an assault that killed 52 people.

Suicide bombings target Iraq pilgrims

2013-12-20 11:29

Suicide bombings in Iraq killed at least 36 people in attacks targeting Shi'ite pilgrims ahead of a major holy day next week, police have said.

Clash in China's Xinjiang kills 16

2013-12-16 09:27

Sixteen people have been killed in a clash in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority.

Gunmen kill Iraq female TV presenter

2013-12-15 17:44

Gunmen have shot dead Al-Mosuliyah TV presenter Nawras al-Nuaimi in northern Iraq, the station and police said, the fifth journalist to be killed in the country in recent months.

Attacks mar Kenya 50th independence anniversary

2013-12-15 12:43

Thirteen people have been killed in four attacks in Kenya during week-long celebrations to mark the country's 50th anniversary of independence.

 

South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening war

2014-04-19 22:28

South Sudan's army says it has "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation.

Iraq bomb in shopping street kills 3

2014-04-18 18:35

Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

Heartbleed bug a critical internet illness

2014-04-11 18:22

The "Heartbleed" flaw in internet security is as critical as the name implies, and wider spread than first believed.

Militants killed in Kabul stand-off

2014-03-29 17:03

An Afghan interior ministry official says five militants who attacked the election commission headquarters in Kabul with rocket propelled grenades and machine guns have been killed, ending a four-hour stand-off.

9 killed in Kabul hotel attack

2014-03-21 14:53

Nine civilians, including children and foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesperson for Afghanistan's interior ministry says.

Spain nabs seven suspects of jihadist cell

2014-03-14 14:41

Madrid security forces have broken up a Spanish and Moroccan network suspected of sending jihadist fighters to battle Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, arresting seven suspects.

Nigeria defence minister: We can win

2014-03-08 22:01

Nigeria's new defence minister says the country's north-eastern Islamic uprising is "daunting but surmountable" and promises to make Nigeria safe.

Warship destined for Russia sets sail

2014-03-06 17:20

A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops and tanks has embarked on a test run, just as Western powers try to rein in President Putin's mi.

US Navy ready to deploy 'doomsday weapons'

2014-02-18 07:36

Some of the US Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of Star Wars, with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

Mangaung plot was to ignite Boerevolk, court hears

2014-01-28 05:30
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An apparent plot to attack on President Jacob Zuma and Cabinet members was intended to ignite the "Boerevolk" into action against the ANC, a police spy has told the Free State High Court on Bloemfontein.

Karzai frustrates US with Taliban talks demand

2014-01-25 16:25

President Hamid Karzai has signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the Nato combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban.

South Sudan fighting continues after ceasefire

2014-01-25 12:19

Government troops and rebels in South Sudan are still fighting sporadic battles after a ceasefire came into force, the United Nations has said.

Govt silent over R1.2bn satellite

2014-01-21 11:14
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The government has declined to answer any questions about the alleged development of a secret spy satellite which reportedly cost the taxpayer R1.2bn.

Flight diverted after flash drive found in bathroom

2014-01-06 10:20

An American Airlines flight from San Francisco to New York has made an emergency landing in Kansas City after a flash drive was found in a bathroom.

Grenade attack in Kenyan tourist resort

2014-01-02 08:09

A grenade has been hurled into a restaurant at a popular coastal tourist resort town in Kenya, wounding at least 10 people, Kenyan police say.

Second deadly blast hits Russian city

2013-12-30 07:27

At least 10 people have died in a blast on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, a day after a deadly suicide bombing at the city's train station, heightening security fears ahead of the Sochi Olympic Games.

Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad ex-minister

2013-12-27 11:10

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut along with at least four other people, security sources say.

5 wounded in Cairo bomb attack on bus

2013-12-26 10:23

A bomb has goneoff in a public transport bus in the Egyptian capital, wounding five people, security officials say.

Benghazi bomber kills at least 7

2013-12-22 10:07

A suicide bomber has rammed an explosives-packed vehicle into a security checkpoint outside the restive city of Benghazi in eastern Libya, killing at least seven people.

Al-Qaeda Africa wing dreams global, acts local

2013-12-16 15:04

Armed extremist groups in North and West Africa may have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda's vision of global jihad, but they act independently of its core command.

US extends Afghan deal deadline

2013-12-15 21:36

US Secretary of State John Kerry has appeared to give Afghan President Hamid Karzai extra time to sign a delayed bilateral security deal.

Death toll from Nairobi bus blast rises to 6

2013-12-15 17:39

Kenyan police are investigating an explosion in a Nairobi bus the day before that killed six people and wounded 30 others - the latest in a string of unclaimed attacks as the country marks 50 years of independence.

NY Times reporters sue homeland security

2013-12-10 14:27

Two reporters for The New York Times have sued the department of homeland security after they were questioned at an airport as they headed to overseas assignments.

 
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