ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

North Korea threatens to beef up military capability

2014-11-20 09:53

North Korea has threatened to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls US hostility that led to the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

Nine soldiers, police die in Ukraine

2014-11-17 16:29

Six Ukrainian soldiers and three police officers have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, security officials say.

Colombian general kidnapped by rebels

2014-11-17 09:51

A Colombian army general has gone missing in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos says, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.

Jordan takes ISIS battle to internet, mosques

2014-11-14 10:15

Jordan is cracking down on firebrand preachers and online extremism to tackle jihadists after joining US-led air strikes on ISIS.

Russian troops in Ukraine may cause of all-out war: Nato

2014-11-13 10:37
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Nato has accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling into question the Minsk peace deal.

South Korea fires warning shots at North

2014-11-10 14:33

South Korean troops have fired warning shots as a North Korean patrol approached the border inside the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone that separates the rivals.

UK police arrest 4 over terrorism

2014-11-08 07:56

British police have arrested four men on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism as part of investigations into Islamist-related militancy.

Pakistan on high alert after border bloodshed

2014-11-03 16:33

Pakistan is on high alert for the mourning processions of Ashura, a flashpoint for sectarian violence, a day after the country's deadliest bombing in more than a year killed 55 people.

SA concerned by Burkina Faso protests

2014-10-31 17:46

Government have expressed concern at the political developments in Burkina Faso, the international relations department says.

High fences help serious criminals, experts warn

2014-10-30 17:35

With soaring crime rates pushing homeowners to fortify their properties, high walls meant to keep criminals out have become the residents’ biggest threat, experts warn.

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

2014-10-29 20:51

A court document shows that British spies can help themselves to raw data gathered by the National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence partners without a warrant.

Canada Parliament Hill reopens following shooting

2014-10-25 20:00

Canadians returned to the grounds of their parliament building, days after a home-grown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier.

Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

2014-10-25 17:28

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation".

US may expand training of Iraq military advisers

2014-10-22 14:09

Any Iraqi request for more American military advisers or trainers to help the country's security forces fight ISIS will be considered, senior US officials say.

Pay devices cause duplicate card transactions

2014-10-21 12:28

Certain merchant pay point devices have caused duplicate card transactions to occur on the accounts of a number of consumers.

Putin accuses Obama of hostility

2014-10-16 08:53

President Vladimir Putin has accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.

UK terror suspect had Blair's address

2014-10-14 16:10

A man on trial in London for terrorism had the address of a property owned by former British prime minister Tony Blair in his car when he was stopped, a prosecutor says.

Iraq car bombs kill 25, including Anbar police chief

2014-10-12 15:39

Three car bombs have killed 25 people at a government compound near Baquba city in Iraq and the Anbar province police chief has died on patrol.

Putin orders troops back from Ukraine border

2014-10-12 09:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine.

Egypt prepares for 'war' as students return to campus

2014-10-09 12:28

As summer holidays end, universities across Egypt are preparing for the return of students with a heavy, pre-emptive security clampdown.

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.

 

Man guilty in semi-secret UK terror trial

2014-11-17 18:58

A British jury has found a Turkish-born law student guilty of a terrorism-related offence in semi-secret trial.

UK police evacuate building over package

2014-11-17 14:17

A section of the British parliament housing the offices of lawmakers has been briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package.

Afghan female MP targeted in blast

2014-11-16 10:27

A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle convoy of Afghan lawmakers that included a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 17 others, officials have said.

Obama seeks human rights waiver on war funds

2014-11-14 08:47

The Obama administration has repeatedly asked congress to exempt its military effort against ISIS from a longstanding ban on US assistance to torturers and war criminals.

German police arrest suspected ISIS supporters

2014-11-12 13:08

German police have arrested several men suspected of supporting militant groups, including ISIS, and raided numerous properties in a large operation against alleged radicals.

Militant leader explains targetting Egypt soldiers

2014-11-08 18:06

A leader of a Sinai-based extremist group says militants have killed soldiers because they serve an apostate army and those who are fighting Islam and killing Muslims.

Obama to ask Congress to approve force against ISIS

2014-11-06 07:25

President Barack Obama says he wants to work with Congress on a new authorisation to use military force against the ISIS group.

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

2014-11-03 06:05

Canadian warplanes involved in the US-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region.

US man pleads guilty to trying to help ISIS

2014-10-31 12:22

A US man has pleaded guilty to trying to help the ISIS and now faces 15 years in prison and a $250 000 fine, officials said.

Moroccan living in US gets to 2 years in drone plot

2014-10-30 10:46

A Moroccan national, accused of plotting to attack Harvard University and a federal building with bombs attached to a drone, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

US air war on ISIS costs $8.3m a day

2014-10-28 08:39

The Pentagon has revised its estimate of the cost of the US air war in Iraq and Syria, saying the price tag for the campaign against the ISIS comes to about $8.3m a day.

North Korea rattles sabres at US

2014-10-25 17:28
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North Korea has vowed strong action to counter a US attack on its human rights record and issued fresh warnings that the US was in range of its nuclear weapons.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

2014-10-23 07:26

Canada's prime minister says the country will not be intimidated by terrorism, after a masked gunman attacked a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial.

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed

2014-10-22 12:39

Canada has raised its national 'terrorism' alert, officials say, after a soldier, run over by a suspected jihadist, died in hospital.

High-level Korean talks end without progress

2014-10-16 09:28

High-level military discussions between North and South Korea made no progress on disputed issues such as the maritime border, the government in Seoul says.

North, South Korea hold high-level military talks

2014-10-15 09:09

North and South Korea have held senior-level military talks, the South's Yonhap news agency reports, following a series of recent incidents on their land and maritime borders.

North Korea warns of rupture in dialogue with South

2014-10-12 15:39

North Korea's state media has warned of a rupture in dialogue with rival South Korea over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets that sparked a brief cross-border exchange of fire.

Pakistan air strikes kill 21 militants

2014-10-12 14:08

Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants on Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive north-western tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

US drone strikes kill 5 in Pakistan

2014-10-09 16:28

Two suspected US drone strikes have killed at least five militants in Pakistan's north-western tribal region where the military has been fighting insurgents.

Jihadists announce blood-soaked return to northern Mali

2014-10-09 06:31

From roadside bombs and rocket attacks to murderous ambushes launched on motorbikes, Mali's ousted jihadists have announced their return in a bloodbath of foreign troops in the desert north.

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".

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