Kuwait hands MB-linked militants to Egypt

Kuwait hands Muslim Brotherhood-linked militants to Egypt: KUNA agency DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait has handed over to Egyptian authorities eight members of a militant cell arrested on its territory and who it said were linked to the Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency KUNA reported. Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Friday the Egyptians belonged to […]

Italy seizes missile in raids on far right

Italy seizes ‘combat-ready’ missile in raids on far right Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized an air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups. Three people were arrested – two of them near Forli airport. Neo-Nazi propaganda was also seized, in raids in several cities. Italian media say the raids […]

South Africa deploys army to Cape Town

South Africa deploys army to gang-hit Cape Town Authorities in South Africa have deployed the army to townships in the port city of Cape Town to deal with an upsurge of gang violence. Police Minister Bheki Cele said the soldiers will work alongside the police in an operation to recover illegal firearms and drugs. At […]

Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency

Tropical Storm Barry: Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as a growing tropical storm nears landfall. Storm Barry has been gathering speed over the Gulf of Mexico in recent days. Officials say sustained wind speeds have grown to 50mph (80km/h) and may still reach […]

Russian missiles arrive in Turkey

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US. The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital Ankara on Friday, the Turkish defence ministry says. The move will anger the US, which has warned that Turkey […]

France passes tax on tech giants

France passes tax on tech giants despite US threats France has approved a digital services tax despite threats of retaliation by the US, which argues that it unfairly targets American tech giants. The 3% tax will be levied on sales generated in France by multinational firms like Google and Facebook. The French government has argued […]

Counter-terrorism ops in Kent

Counter-terrorism operation at Kent’s aviation sites Airports, airstrips and helipads were visited by Kent Police staff as part of a week-long operation. The initiative, which ran from Monday 1 July 2019 in partnership with Border Force, was aimed at raising awareness of the steps that can be taken to help prevent terrorism, as well as other offences […]

Three Iranian Guards killed

Three of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shot dead Frequent clashes occur in the region between security forces and Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in neighbouring Iraq Three members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement. […]

Brexit: Terror warning from PSNI officer

Terrorism and smuggling warning from top PSNI officer over Brexit ONE of the PSNI’s most senior officers has warned Brexit could provide a recruitment “opportunity” for the New IRA and other dissident paramilitary groups. Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs was speaking in a wide-ranging examination of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit by BBC Panorama […]

Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war

Executions ‘rampant’ in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty MANILA (Reuters) – Impunity and unlawful killings are going on unabated in the Philippines, three years into a war on drugs, with a pattern of executions under the guise of police sting operations and a state unwilling to investigate, a rights group said on Monday. […]