ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

Gunmen take hostages after Somalia hotel blast

2016-06-25 19:37

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police say.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

2016-06-25 09:49

Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Brussels scare: 'Explosive belt' had salt and cookies

2016-06-21 17:44

A man wearing a fake explosive belt found to have been filled with salt and cookies, has caused a major security in Brussels, Belgian police say.

Tunisia extends state of emergency

2016-06-20 16:49

Tunisia has extended by a month a state of emergency in place since November following a series of jihadist attacks.

Austria arrests 3 asylum-seekers for 'terror' links

2016-06-17 20:37

Austrian police have arrested three asylum-seekers who allegedly fought with or helped rebel groups in Syria and Iraq that are classed by Vienna as "terrorist" organisations.

Australia teen charged with terror offences

2016-06-15 16:21

A teenager was charged in Australia with preparing for or planning a terrorist attack after authorities were alerted by social media posts.

French cop and partner killed in 'IS-linked' attack

2016-06-14 05:54

A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group stabbed a French policeman and his partner to death before he was killed in a dramatic police operation, sources close to the investigation have confirmed.

US, SA relations 'cordial and strong', Radebe insists repeatedly

2016-06-09 12:53

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has insisted that relations with the US are "cordial and strong", stopping short of denouncing recent statements by other govt departments on the US terror alert.

We will continue co-operation with SA on terror alert - US Embassy

2016-06-08 16:16

The US Embassy in Pretoria says it is continuing to work with the South African government, despite a strongly-worded statement by the latter condemning its recent terror alert.

EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

2016-06-08 11:25

Egyptian officials say an EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing.

 

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Experts say South Africa suffers intelligence gaps

2016-06-23 18:10

Security experts say weaknesses in the police and intelligence agencies could make the country particularly vulnerable to an extremist attack.

Iran thwarts major 'terrorist plot' - state media

2016-06-20 19:40

Iran's intelligence ministry says it has thwarted a major jihadist plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other parts of the country.

Belgian authorities arrest 12 in major anti-terror raid

2016-06-18 14:29

Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required "immediate intervention".

Benin boosts security after 'terror warning'

2016-06-15 22:29

Benin has put its security forces on alert after being warned of a "new terrorist threat", according to an internal armed forces memo.

IS-linked radical in French cop stabbing had 'hit list'

2016-06-15 06:27

A convicted radical who killed a French police couple in an IS-inspired stabbing was carrying a "hit list" of VIPs and urged followers to turn Euro 2016 into a "graveyard", officials say.

Obama: Orlando shooting not part of a larger plot

2016-06-13 20:32

The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama has said, calling it an apparent example of "home grown extremism".

SA security cluster has met over US terror alert - Presidency

2016-06-08 16:29

South Africa’s security agencies have met to discuss the terror warning issued by the US Embassy, the Presidency says.

SA lashes out at US's terror alert

2016-06-08 13:25

In what is fast being elevated to the level of a diplomatic spat, the SA government has lashed out at the US for the way it issued a recent warning about possible terror attacks.

Western Cape High Court evacuated after bomb threat

2016-06-08 10:32

The Western Cape High Court has been evacuated following a bomb threat, police say.

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