Kenya 'to ban dozens of Somali officials'

Kenya has drawn up a list of 66 Somalia officials that it will ban from entering the country, in the latest twist of a territory dispute between the two nations, local media is reporting. According to diplomatic letters seen by The Standard newspaper, Kenya is building a border fence which it has accused Somalia of obstructing “continuously”. […]

Mossad intelligence helped link Iran to UAE tanker sabotage — report

US said set to present evidence on ‘pretty impressive’ attack — including materials gathered by Israel — to UN Security Council Intelligence materials collected by Israel’s Mossad agency played a role in linking Iran to the sabotaging of four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month, prompting the United States […]

Thales’ Gecko system to combat pirates in the Caribbean

David Ing, Madrid – Jane’s Navy International The Jamaica Defence Force is to acquire a Thales Gecko electro-optical tracking sensor system as part of a wider national programme to counter sea pirates, the company announced on 30 May. The system will be used in conjunction with the Coast Watcher 100 radar, which is also being supplied […]

Kenya bans fishing close to Somalia border

By KALUME KAZUNGU Kenya has banned fishing activities off the Coast near the Somalia border over security concerns. Lamu County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri says all fishermen are prohibited from carrying out their activities in Ras Kamboni and any other areas past Kiunga Town, all of which lie close to the Kenya-Somalia border. To read the […]

Westmincom gets augmentation force vs. Abu Sayyaf

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has received augmentation force to beef up its focused military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, officials said Monday. Col. Gerry Besana, Westmincom information officer, said the 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) of the Philippine Army arrived Sunday […]

Senate approves Philippines-Indonesia maritime boundary treaty

Under the treaty, there will be a clear boundary between the two nations, helping Filipino and Indonesian fishermen to operate peacefully and properly Camille Elemia MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, June 3, concurred with the ratification of the treaty that draws a boundary between the overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of the Philippines […]

Kidnapped oil worker freed

Emma Yeomans A Scottish oil worker held captive in Nigeria has been freed a month after armed men stormed his rig. John Hiddleston, 65, was working on a rig in the Delta region when gunmen dragged him and two others, a Canadian and a Nigerian, into a swamp. To read the entire article, please click […]

MMEA nabs 11 foreigners for theft in Malaysia's waters

By Mohd Farhaan Shah ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has arrested 11 foreigners for committing thefts within the country’s waters. State director First Admiral (Maritime) Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said the foreigners, believed to be Indonesians, were detained on two separate occasions between 10.20pm on Thursday (May 30) and 1.30am on Friday (May 31). […]

Navy seeks more effective collaboration

Navy seeks more effective collaboration between agencies to tackle crime in Rivers By Desmond Ejibas Bonny – The Nigerian Navy has called for more effective collaboration between security agencies and the people to tackle crime in Rivers. The navy decried the upsurge in criminality across various communities and on waterways, express optimisms that it would […]