News – December 2019


  • Secretary General: as the world changes, NATO will continue to change

    December 4, 2019

    The NATO leaders’ meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance wrapped up in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). After the working session, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Our meeting has once again demonstrated that NATO remains the only place where Europe and North America discuss, decide and act every day together on strategic ...

  • In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

    December 4, 2019

    The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Burkina Faso, the vehicles fall into a semi-circle. Eight military engineers step out and walk in an ...

  • ACI launches new guidance on Computed Tomography technology screening

    December 3, 2019

    Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a new implementation guide for Computed Tomography – or CT – screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints. The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography (CT) Implementation Guide was developed with ACI’s Smart Security Management Group, which is comprised of some of ...

  • Strabane: Men arrested over mortar bomb find

    December 3, 2019

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb in County Tyrone in September. The device was found on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, on Saturday 7 September. At the time, police said the New IRA intended to fire the device into Strabane police station. Two 25-year-old men were arrested in ...

  • Police detonate bomb in Melbourne

    December 3, 2019

    An improvised explosive device found in a raid in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir has been detonated, police said. Victoria Police entered a house on Joan Court before 2pm on Tuesday and found the bomb along with four stolen cars and a motorcycle. Bomb response unit officers were deployed at the scene to conduct a safety ...

  • Illegal bomb factory and arms dump uncovered by Spain’s Guardia Civil

    December 3, 2019

    A bomb making factory and arsenal of weapons including an assault rifle and sub-machine gun have been found by Guardia Civil officers in what they call one of Spain’s biggest ever seizures of home-made explosive devices.  In total 17 bombs, materials to make many more, 26 firearms, bulletproof vests, silencers and more than 2,800 cartridges were uncovered ...

  • Bomb experts called to deal with unexploded German torpedo near Scapa Flow

    December 3, 2019

    Bomb disposal squads have set up an exclusion zone around Scapa Flow following the discovery of a torpedo near the wreckage of a historic vessel. The German warhead was spotted by survey workers carrying out a study near the HMS Royal Oak on Monday afternoon and is understood to have the fuse and explosive ordnance intact. A ...

  • Ukraine: Mine clearance was suspended at one district in Luhansk region until March next year

    December 2, 2019

    Mine clearance in Popasnyansky district began in September Specialists stopped the clearance of territories from explosive objects in the Popasnyansky district of the Luhansk region, which began in September.  The press center of the State Emergency Service reports. “At the end of November, the demining work within the framework of the joint project was suspended. The further fulfillment of the ...

  • Dad finds huge unexploded bomb while clearing out garden

    December 2, 2019

    A plasterer was left stunned after pulling an unexploded bomb out of a skip with his bare hands. Jamie Williams, 30, had been helping a friend clear out his garden and believes the explosive must have picked up by a JCB digger. He immediately knew what the device was, having recognised it from his history lessons ...

  • Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

    December 2, 2019

    An up to $5 million reward is available for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. Jehad Serwan Mostafa is an alleged leader with the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Mostafa, who is also known as Ahmed Gurey, has been indicted for his involvement with al Shabaab. Supervisory Special Agent ...

  • Bombing injures 3 Russian servicemen in northern Syria

    December 2, 2019

    Improvised explosive device goes off during regular joint patrols by Turkish, Russian forces near Ayn al-Arab At least three Russian servicemen were injured in a bomb explosion in northern Syria on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The incident occurred when an improvised explosive device detonated during regular joint patrols by Turkish and Russian forces near Ayn ...

  • NSCN IED expert gunned down in Arunachal Pradesh

    December 2, 2019

    The deceased terrorist was identified as self-styled Major – Akham Chang. Chang, an IED expert, was associated with NSCN for the last 19 years. The Army gunned down a member of the Naga rebel group, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation), after a gun fight in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district on Saturday evening, officials said on ...

  • WW2 bomb defused in Turin after thousands evacuate

    December 1, 2019

    More than 10,000 people were evacuated from central Turin on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb. Residents of the Italian city were told to vacate a “red zone” in the historic district. A further 50,000 living further away were told either to leave their homes in advance, or to remain inside during ...

  • Three terror suspects arrested in police operation along Nairobi-Garissa highway

    December 1, 2019

    Three men who police branded members of Al-Shabaab terror group were at the weekend arrested while in a bus headed for Nairobi. The men, all Kenyans were intercepted in Thika Town during a police operation.It is not yet clear on their mission or how they are involved in terror activities. Police argued they had intelligence that ...