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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

March 24th, 2017|

The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a [...]

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

February 13th, 2017|

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 [...]

Foiled France terror plot appears ISIS-inspired, source says

February 13th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

Syria war: Russian ‘friendly fire’ kills Turkish soldiers

February 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected Somalia’s president

February 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 8th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 8th, 2017|

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 [...]

Digital transformation forces businesses to rethink cybersecurity

February 7th, 2017|

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 [...]

Turkey ‘detains hundreds’ in major anti-ISIL operation

February 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

Yemen conflict: Rebels in deadly attack on Saudi warship

February 1st, 2017|

The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels says two crew members have been killed in an attack on one of its warships in the Red Sea. A coalition statement said three Houthi "suicide boats" had [...]

Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat to head African Union

January 31st, 2017|

Outgoing AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks out against US travel ban on refugees from Somalia, Libya and Sudan as she is succeeded by Moussa Faki  Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair [...]

Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

January 30th, 2017|

The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. One US soldier died and three were injured. Several Apache helicopters were reported to [...]