ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

Vatican security doubled over terror threat

2014-09-19 19:01

The security detail around St Peter's Square has been "doubled" after recent reports that Pope Francis might be a target for the Islamic State jihadist group.

Sinai bomb kills 6 Egypt policemen

2014-09-16 11:06

A bomb has hit an Egyptian security force convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing six policemen in the restive region where jihadists launch regular attacks.

Deputy minister's house robbed again

2014-09-14 14:47

Deputy Water Minister Pamela Tshwete's house in the Eastern Cape has been burgled for a second time - despite a security assessment recommending a security upgrade.

Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

2014-09-13 14:33

raq's prime minister has said he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants.

Pakistan car bomb kills 3, wounds 24

2014-09-13 11:32

A powerful car bomb has exploded in a bazaar in south-western Pakistan killing at least three people and wounding 24 others.

Soldiers hammer Islamic fighters in Nigeria

2014-09-13 11:31

An officer and other witnesses say soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory.

Obama war plan rattles Senate nominees

2014-09-13 08:35

US President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the US Senate.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

12 killed in Yemeni clashes

2014-09-06 13:18

At least 12 people have been killed in fierce overnight clashes between army-backed Yemeni tribes and Shi’ite Huthi rebels pressing a protest campaign against the government.

Obama calls for anti-jihadist front

2014-09-04 07:45
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US President Barack Obama has called for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American reporter.

Car bomb found at Philippines' main airport

2014-09-01 10:43

Four people have been arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila's international airport, authorities say..

New counterterrorism units at Australian airports

2014-08-28 12:48

New counterterrorism units have been placed at Australia's two largest airports and have already prevented two suspected jihadists from leaving the country, officials say.

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

2014-08-25 10:31

General Martin Dempsey says that once he determines that the Islamic State in Iraq have become a direct threat to the US, he will recommend the US move directly against the group in Syria.

Kenya's anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW

2014-08-18 13:09

Kenya's anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of killings and 'enforced disappearances' following a string of attacks in the country, Human Rights Watch says.

Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

2014-08-12 12:27

Narendra Modi has travelled to the disputed area of Kashmir, where he will become the first Indian prime minister in 15 years to visit the Siachen glacier, dubbed the world's highest battlefield.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

2014-08-11 09:51

A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital has left dozens of inmates on the loose, police authorities say.

Toddler causes a White House lockdown

2014-08-08 11:31

A toddler has squeezed through the White House gates, causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue and amusing White House reporters awaiting news on Iraq.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

US will boost security aid to help Africa

2014-08-07 12:34

The US will step up its support for the African militaries battling Islamic extremists or conducting dangerous peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama says.

China city bans beards & Muslim clothing from buses

2014-08-06 09:56

A city in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses, prompting outrage from an overseas rights group.

Latest US media intel scoop suggests new leaker

2014-08-06 05:00

The latest media scoop about the internal workings of the US intelligence community has convinced officials they have a new leaker feeding information to journalists.

Pakistan acid attacks on women creating fear

2014-07-31 14:00

A recent spate of acid attacks in Pakistan has sparked an impassioned debate about rising ‘Islamisation’ that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

Snowden a recluse one year on from asylum

2014-07-31 12:07

US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marks one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.

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.

 

White House backs use of body cameras by police

2014-09-16 12:36

Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House says.

Beheading: Cameron vows to 'hunt down' ISIS

2014-09-14 14:53
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Britain is ready to "take whatever steps are necessary" to destroy Islamic State militants after they murdered a British aid worker, says PM David Cameron.

ISIS video shows beheading of British hostage

2014-09-14 07:26
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The Islamic State has claimed the beheading of a British aid worker, in an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron, who vowed Britain would do all it could to catch the killers.

Muslim Brotherhood figures leave Qatar

2014-09-13 14:33

Some senior figures in Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have agreed to leave Qatar, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbours.

War is madness, says Pope Francis

2014-09-13 11:32

Pope Francis has urged the world to shed its apathy in the face of what he sees as a third world war, intoning "war is madness".

China to neighbours: Fight extremism

2014-09-13 10:27

China's President Xi Jinping has urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyber terrorism.

US warns citizens to avoid Pretoria Zoo

2014-09-12 22:54
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US citizens touring or living in South Africa who planned to visit the Pretoria Zoo have been advised to rethink their plans.

5 accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE

2014-09-09 11:11

Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates and one from the Comoros have gone on trial, charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers report.

Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

2014-09-06 10:10

US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.

Air strikes targets al-Shabaab leader

2014-09-02 11:30

US military forces have launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab, the government says, claiming 'casualties' but with no details if the main target was killed.

Britain raises terrorism threat level

2014-08-29 16:02

Britain has raised its terrorism threat level to severe, the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.

Libya's neighbours fear spill over of violence

2014-08-25 13:06

Egypt's foreign minister has called for an international push to disband militias in neighbouring Libya, where weeks of inter-militia fighting have wreaked havoc in the country.

Islamic State: We will drown all of you in blood

2014-08-19 08:00

Islamic State militants that have seized large parts of Iraq and drawn in US air strikes has warned it will attack Americans 'in any place' if the raids hit its militants.

Australia to join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq

2014-08-13 15:39

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian planes will join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq and did not rule out the possibility of greater military involvement.

Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq

2014-08-12 08:54

US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government, and ruled out sending US combat troops to the country.

Egypt's president to visit Saudi Arabia

2014-08-11 08:04

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is in Saudi Arabia to meet one of his strongest international supporters, King Abdullah, to talk about key security issues impacting the region.

Kenya downplays security risks, looking for aid

2014-08-08 10:37

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the US to court western investors, has sought to downplay the violent attacks tied to militants in neighbouring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.

Obama authorises limited air strikes in Iraq

2014-08-08 06:09

US President Barack Obama has authorised limited US airstrikes to blunt the onslaught of Islamic militants in northern Iraq and has begun military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious religious minorities to prevent a "potential act of genocide".

Nyanda welcomes Transnet settlement

2014-08-06 17:20

Former SA National Defence Force chief Siphiwe Nyanda has welcomed the settlement of the long-running dispute between Transnet and General Nyanda Security.

Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul

2014-08-06 08:31

A US general has been shot dead in Afghanistan, becoming the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since 9/11, in an insider attack that left more than a dozen wounded.

Transnet settles with security firm

2014-08-05 12:30

The long-running dispute between Transnet and Abalozi Risk Advisory Services has been settled, says the parastatal.

Police arrest two for singing 'Death to Jews'

2014-07-31 13:20

Dutch police have arrested two people for allegedly chanting 'Death to the Jews' at a pro-Palestinian demonstration, the public prosecutor's office says.

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.

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