ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

SA condemns 'terrorist attack' in China

2014-07-30 17:03

The government has condemned the "terrorist attack" in Xinjiang, China, in which nearly 100 people have been killed.

Uighur group: 100 casualties in China clash

2014-07-30 10:21

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group says.

US data sweep harms press, rights - study

2014-07-28 20:40

Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study shows.

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

2014-07-28 12:38

The Libyan government is appealing for 'international help' after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.

Militants seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

2014-07-27 14:20

Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.

Security boffs make anti-car hacking gear

2014-07-24 10:16

In 2013 two security experts revealed how computers in the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape could be hacked. Now they've developed a device to prevent cyber car-hacking.

Boeing, Paramount Group enter security deal

2014-07-15 16:30

Boeing and Paramount Group have signed a memorandum of collaboration to jointly develop defense and security opportunities in key international markets.

Morocco tightens security over threat

2014-07-11 07:02

Morocco has announced that it is tightening security measures in response to a "serious terrorist threat" linked to the growing number of its citizens joining jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

US tightens security at foreign airports

2014-07-03 07:28

The US has called for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, amid concerns about a new al-Qaeda effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

50% of Japanese voters oppose security shift

2014-06-30 18:03

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since WWII as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy.

Zuma should send security bill back - Sacci

2014-06-19 12:18

President Jacob Zuma should send the Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill back to Parliament, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

4 Yemen soldiers killed by al-Qaeda

2014-06-14 14:32

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by a suspected al-Qaeda militant in the south of the country.

Iran ready to aid Iraq, nuclear deal possible

2014-06-14 11:39

Iran is ready to help Iraq's government in its fight against Sunni Muslim insurgents within the framework of international law, although Baghdad has so far not requested assistance, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

Separatists shoot down Ukraine military plane

2014-06-14 08:31

Pro-Russian separatists have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane near Lugansk, killing troops on board, the defence ministry has said.

Syria refugee children forced to work

2014-06-12 14:41

At least 50 000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are working, often in dire conditions and for 12 hours a day, to pay for food and shelter for their families, aid organisation Care has said.

Palestinian teen dead from live Israel ammo

2014-06-12 12:40

The Palestinian attorney-general has said an autopsy has found that a live bullet killed a Palestinian teenager in an incident that a human rights group has termed a possible Israeli war crime.

So how much do celebs spend on security?

2014-06-05 10:29

This handy infographic tells everything from what your favourite stars spend on security to who's been naughty with the bodyguard.

US warns China against aggression

2014-05-31 09:10

The US has warned China to halt destabilising actions in Asia as Washington and its allies seek to boost defence co-operation in the face of what Japan calls an "increasingly severe" security environment.

Bomb explodes outside Egypt polling station

2014-05-26 09:32

A homemade bomb has exploded outside a polling station in the Egyptian city of El-Mahalla El-Kubra on the first day of voting in presidential elections.

Huge blasts in Somali parliament compound

2014-05-24 11:18

Two huge blasts have been heard in the Somali capital Mogadishu in a compound housing the country's parliamen, witnesses and police say.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

2 Koreas in heated exchange over drones

2014-05-12 12:31

North Korea has denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye.

Woman faces supporting terrorism charge in Aus

2014-05-05 10:17

An Australian mother was charged with supporting terrorism after she was arrested trying to board a flight from Sydney with her four young children.

Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

2014-05-02 11:33

An apparent gas explosion has rocked a jail in Florida, killing two inmates, injuring more than 100 people, and causing the building to partially collapse, according to an official.

Ukraine on 'combat alert' as rebels gain ground

2014-04-30 14:42

Ukraine's armed forces are on "full combat alert" against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev has said, as pro-Kremlin insurgents tightened their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country.

 

N Korea fires 4 short-range 'projectiles'

2014-07-30 16:53

North Korea has fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defence ministry said.

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

2014-07-30 09:36

The body of a stowaway has been found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, US officials say triggering questions about security.

Boko Haram Cameroon raids kill 15

2014-07-28 16:24

At least 15 people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country's deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped.

Libya army, Islamists clash in Benghazi

2014-07-27 15:34

Almost 40 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.

Egypt army destroys more Gaza tunnels

2014-07-27 12:45

Egypt's army says it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1 639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Texas to deploy troops to border

2014-07-21 22:28

Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce the sending of 1 000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security.

Nigeria police uncover major Abuja bomb plot

2014-07-12 16:03

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they say, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations.

Tenders that benefit the few

2014-07-10 11:47

A Fin24 user, who works as a security guard in a hospital, is concerned by the enrichment of minorities through the unfair appointment of tenders.

Syria weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

2014-07-02 16:45

Cargo containers carrying hundreds of tonnes of Syrian chemical weapons were loaded onto a US cargo ship for destruction at sea.

UN chief 'adopts' lion cub in Kenya

2014-06-29 14:33

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub.

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

2014-06-17 06:15

Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq.

Rival Somali forces set for clash

2014-06-14 14:24

Rival Somali regions have sent troops into disputed flashpoint zones in the north of the war-torn nation.

Voting underway in Afghanistan presidential runoff

2014-06-14 10:29

Afghans have headed to the polls in a presidential runoff between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West and combat corruption.

Iraq war settles on Samarra

2014-06-13 13:01

Militants are gathering for a new attempt to take the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to a revered Shiite shrine whose 2006 bombing sparked a sectarian war.

Bomb kills Indian soldier, wounds 3 in Kashmir

2014-06-12 13:54

A bomb explosion has killed an Indian army soldier and wounded three others close to the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between long-time rivals India and Pakistan

Islamic gunmen push into Iraq Sunni heartland

2014-06-12 09:26

Al-Qaeda-inspired militants have pushed deeper into Iraq's Sunni heartland, conquering cities and towns that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew.

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs

2014-06-01 21:49

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times has reported.

Boko Haram kills 24 at Nigeria market

2014-05-26 11:10

At least 24 people have been killed by suspected members of Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, local newspaper Vanguard has reported.

Deadly bomb attack at Djibouti restaurant

2014-05-25 09:11

At least two people have been killed in a bomb attack on a restaurant popular with Westerners in central Djibouti, say official sources.

Taliban take 30 policemen hostage

2014-05-22 16:32

Taliban militants seized 30 policemen in north-eastern Afghanistan after taking control of a district.

Taliban launches summer offensive, airport attacked

2014-05-12 14:50

Taliban militants have launched a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on the first day of their declared summer offensive, targeting the international airport and a US military base.

Nato considers permanent troops in eastern Europe

2014-05-07 09:00

Nato will have to consider permanently stationing troops in eastern Europe as a result of the increased tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Bomb kills Cairo traffic cop

2014-05-02 13:15

A bomb struck a Cairo traffic police kiosk killing one officer and wounding another, hours after suicide bombers killed a soldier in the Sinai.

UN: We failed Central African Republic

2014-05-02 08:53

The director of UN humanitarian operations says the mood in Central African Republic is turning to "resignation" amid ethnic cleansing and thousands of deaths.

Man charged with shooting gets death threats

2014-04-30 10:29

A man charged in shooting a 17-year-old exchange student is afraid to leave home after getting death threats, and has reignited the debate over a Montana self-defence law.

 
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