ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

Panic after blasts at Istanbul airport

2016-06-28 23:22

A witness has told how panicking passengers started running in all directions after violent blasts rocked the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport during an attack by suicide bombers.

Dems: Clinton never denied Benghazi security

2016-06-28 06:31

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel have said in a report that security at the Libya facility the night of 9/11, 2012 was "woefully inadequate", but that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.

Belgium charges 2 with terror offences

2016-06-26 07:30

Belgian authorities have charged two men with terrorist offences after raids overnight, the federal prosecutor's office said on Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone.

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".

 

UN forces returning control of security to Liberia

2016-06-28 21:05

After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched a peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security. On June 30, the mission finally hands back security to Liberia's military and police.

Iraq forces take full control of Fallujah

2016-06-26 16:28

Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah on Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.

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.

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