Al-Shabaab could smuggle bomb ingredients as local resources run out – UN

Depletion of locally available ingredients for making explosives could force the militant group Al-Shabaab to smuggle the components into the country, the UN has warned. The chair of the UN Security on Somalia, Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, told the Council Read More …

EU foreign ministers agree on new mission to strengthen Libya arms embargo

The European Union will launch a new naval and air mission in the eastern Mediterranean to stop more weapons reaching the warring factions in Libya, foreign ministers agreed on Monday, after Austria lifted its veto. The decision marked a breakthrough Read More …

Customs officers from Asia-Pacific nations meet in PH to intensify watch against IEDs, harmful chemicals

A gathering of customs administrations from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region was recently held in the country in a bid to intensify monitoring on the entry of explosives and hazardous chemicals in the nations’ territories. The Bureau of Customs Read More …

DHS Scientist Develops Chemical-Based Contraband Detection Method

A chemist from the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Laboratory has created an approach to detect contraband from luggage and clothing. Jim Deline, a scientist from TSL, has built a device that can gather traces of contamination through the use Read More …

UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with Read More …

Afghanistan seizes truck carrying 10 tonnes of explosives from Pakistan

Afghan border police have seized a truck carrying 9,800 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient of improvised explosives, at Torkham crossing with Pakistan, officials said Sunday. The explosives were placed under fruit boxes in a Pakistani lorry. The discovery was Read More …