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World War II Bomb Removal in Greece Forces 72,000 From Homes

ATHENS — In Greece’s biggest peacetime evacuation ever, about 72,000 people left their homes in the city of Thessaloniki on Sunday as experts defused and removed a World War II bomb from below a gas station. Hundreds of police officers in Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city, began knocking on doors early in the morning to remind residents [...]

February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foiled France terror plot appears ISIS-inspired, source says

Suspects arrested Friday in a foiled terrorist plot in France had just started making the same powerful explosive used in the ISIS-directed Paris and Brussels attacks, and they appear to have been inspired by the terrorist group, a source close to the investigation told CNN. French police "thwarted an imminent attack on French soil" when they [...]

February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes

US forces killed 11 members of al-Qaeda in two air strikes near Idlib in Syria, this month, including a former ally of Osama Bin Laden, the Pentagon says. Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesman, said 10 operatives had been killed in a single strike last Friday. A second strike on Saturday killed Abu Hani al-Masri, who had [...]

February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Syria war: Russian ‘friendly fire’ kills Turkish soldiers

President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The strike hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believing it to contain Islamic State (IS) fighters rather than Turkish troops, Turkey's military said. Eleven others were wounded in the so-called friendly fire incident. They [...]

February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected Somalia’s president

Farmajo (pictured) will take over from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Mogadishu (CNN)Somalia's Parliament elected former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a dual US-Somali citizen, as the country's new president Wednesday. Farmajo was declared victorious after incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud dropped out of the contest following the second round of voting. Amid rising security concerns, [...]

February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Somalia’s al-Shabab kills four in Puntland hotel attack

Two fighters also killed after targeting hotel in rare attack in the capital of the northern semi-autonomous region. Al-Shabab fighters stormed a hotel in the capital of the semi-autonomous Puntland region killing four guards, while two of the attackers also died, a senior Somali official said. The attack occurred in the port city of Bosasso [...]

February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Syria conflict: Rebel-held Idlib hit by deadly air strikes

At least 23 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in air strikes on a rebel-held city in north-western Syria, activists say. Several multi-storey buildings in Idlib were levelled in the dawn attacks. One report said they included the HQ of the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS). It was not clear whether [...]

February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digital transformation forces businesses to rethink cybersecurity

Seeking to maintain competitive advantage, gain market share and satisfy evolving customer demands, businesses around the globe are pursuing digital transformation. And that digital transformation is forcing reevaluation of cybersecurity strategies, according to a new study by BMC and Forbes Insights. One of the more significant changes, says Brian Downey, senior director of Product Management, Security Operations [...]

February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Turkey ‘detains hundreds’ in major anti-ISIL operation

Around 460 detained in nationwide operations, according to state media, in Turkey's biggest roundup targeting the group. Turkish police have detained hundreds of suspected ISIL members in nationwide raids, according to state media, in the largest operations in the country to target the armed group. Around 460 suspects, most of them foreign nationals, were arrested [...]

February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paris knife attack: soldier shoots man outside Louvre in ‘terrorist’ incident

Paris police prefect says man ‘armed with a machete’ shouted threats and ‘Allahu Akbar’ at soldiers  A man has been shot and injured outside the Louvre museum in Paris after attempting a knife attack on soldiers patrolling the area. One soldier was slightly injured in the incident, which was described by the French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, [...]

February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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