ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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