Category: security

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Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destabilise its security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to destabilise its security by supporting “destructive” groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency. According to Ethiopian state television, the country’s emergency council managed to capture weapons from “destructive” groups trying to smuggle the arms into the country from across the border. Asmara…

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Theresa Would per chance well well: ‘UK dedicated to Europe’s future security’

Theresa May has urged security cooperation by European Union partners to continue in the aftermath of Brexit, on the second day of the annual Munich Security Conference. The 54th international conference brings together government representatives and defence and security experts from across the globe. “The UK is just as committed to Europe’s security in the…

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Colombia’s FARC suspends campaign over security fears

Colombia’s former FARC Marxist rebel group has temporarily suspended its campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections due to security threats to its candidates. FARC leader Pablo Catatumbo announced the party’s decision on Friday in the capital, Bogota. “We have decided to suspend campaign activity until we have sufficient guarantees. We call on all parties and political movements without…

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Bollywood film Padmaavat releases amid tight security

New Delhi, India – Hindu right-wing groups have vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across five Indian states protesting against the release of Bollywood film “Padmaavat”. Many Indian states ruled by the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Haryana, Gujarat, Bihar and Rajasthan, have stepped up security after members of Karni Sena…

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Pyeongchang 2018: How is South Korea handling the protection challenges?

Pyeongchang, South Korea – South Korean police showed off rare and eclectic skills – from dancing and beating traditional drums, to rappelling from a roof, sniping at and taking down hostage-taking gunmen – at the launching ceremony of a police security unit for the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics on Wednesday. With hi-tech equipment such as explosive-detecting robots,…

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Austria’s Muslims fright being forged as chance to security

Islam was mentioned a total of 21 times in the Austrian coalition’s new governmental programme, titled “Together. For our Austria”. In terms of domestic security, the programme focused on “political Islam” and “Islamist extremism”. Yet, despite a dramatic increase in the number of right-wing attacks in recent years in Austria, there was no mention of right-wing…

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Turkey warns voters in opposition to US coast over security

Turkey has warned its citizens to revise their travel plans to the US or act with caution if they go ahead with a trip, according to the foreign ministry. A statement on Friday cited risks of “terrorist” attacks as well as arbitrary arrests in Turkey’s Western ally. “It has been observed that there is a…

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Bhutto: Security has collapsed

Editor’s note: This interview originally aired on November 3, 2017, less than two months before her assassination. Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani prime minister, has told Al Jazeera security in her country has “collapsed” and accused the authorities of turning a “blind eye” to armed groups in several regions. “Not only are our tribal areas out of…

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Trump: Russia, China ‘opponents’ threaten US security

Donald Trump unveiled a new “America First” national security strategy that promised to prioritise US economic interests and named China and Russia as “competition” that threaten to harm the country’s security. The Trump administration unveiled its National Security Strategy on Monday, vowing to put the interests of American citizens first on a range of issues, including combatting…