Malaysia detains militant suspects

Four foreigners detained for militant links in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday. Malaysia is home to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, who have for years arrived in the Southeast Asian nation […]

Enrica Lexie hearing begins

Hearing Begins In Case Of Marines Accused Of Kerala Fishermen’s Murder THE HAGUE:An international arbitration court on Monday began hearing Italy’s request to direct India to drop all criminal charges against two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012 and grant Rome jurisdiction in the case. Italy […]

Singapore Rejects Chinese Security Alert

MPA Singapore Rejects Chinese Security Alert The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has responded to China’s decision to raise the security level for its vessels heading through the Strait of Malacca, asserting that no information has been received about an immediate threat. According to Bloomberg, a notice was served by China’s transport ministry […]

West Africa world’s worst for pirates

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks, IMB reports The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea […]

Tanker Reportedly Kept Near Saudi Arabia

BP Oil Tanker Reportedly Being Kept Near Saudi Shores For Fear Of Iran Action A report by Bloomberg says that a British oil tanker is staying in the Persian Gulf in fear of being seized by Iran in retaliation for an Iranian tanker impounded by the British and Gibraltar authorities since July 4. The mid-size […]

Italy shuts migrant centre

Italy’s Salvini shuts Europe’s one-time largest migrant centre A migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attended the closure of the Mineo centre, which at its peak housed more than 4,000 people. The […]

Navy intercepts stolen petrol

Navy intercepts N11m worth of stolen petrol The Nigerian Navy on Monday said it recovered and handed over to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 3,181 jerry cans of petrol – Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) worth N11 million. The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, made the disclosure while speaking to journalists […]

Duterte orders army to wipe out militants

By Ralph Villanueva President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police to get rid of the Islamic State (IS) here, including the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), its affiliate in the Philippines. “My orders to my military and police (are) to just simply wipe (the IS) out […]

Navy deploys gunboats to Badagry creeks

Navy deploys gunboats to Badagry creeks to curb smuggling, fuel theft Naval authority in charge of the Forward Operating Base (FOB), Badagry, at the weekend, said it has intensified its surveillance and patrol around the Badagry creeks in other to cub the rising cases of smuggling of contraband into the country. It said several gunboats […]

Iran vows to retaliate against UK

Iran vows to retaliate against UK oil tanker detention Iran’s defense minister vowed Monday to respond to Britain detaining an oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar, local media reported. The tanker’s seizure “will not be tolerated by us and will not go without a response,” said Amir Hatami, as quoted by semi-official news agency […]