Germany: Man arrested on suspicion of procuring cyanide and ricin for ‘Islamist-motivated’ attack

A man has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of procuring the deadly poisons cyanide and ricin to be used in an “Islamist-motivated” attack, authorities have said. The 32-year-old, an Iranian citizen, was arrested in the city of Castrop-Rauxel, in Read More …

India: Experts, agencies discuss how to counter emerging terror, IED threats at National Security Guard seminar

New Delhi [India], October 15 (ANI): A two-day National Security Guard (NSG) Raising Day International Seminar on the theme “Countering Emerging Terror and IED threats by Harnessing Latest Technology” was conducted on October 14 and 15 at NSG Manesar Garrison. Read More …

Hope special meeting on counter-terrorism strengthens multilateral efforts: UN official

As India prepares to host UN Security Council members for a special meeting on counter-terrorism in October, a top UN official has expressed hope that the event will help further enhance and strengthen multilateral and multi-dimensional counterterrorism efforts. India is Read More …

UK signs deal to share police biometric database with US border guards

The UK has signed up to a US plan for sharing police-held biometric data about citizens with US border officials. According to a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the body met Read More …

BISON COUNTER C-IED Exercises Capability Building project kicks off

BISON COUNTER, the largest and most relevant European Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) exercise, will in the future be organised directly under the auspices of EDA instead of only benefitting from the Agency’s support, as in the past. To that Read More …

Seychelles Police confirms Kenyan experts helping in Valabhji couple’s illegal firearms case

The Seychelles Police have confirmed that they have sought the expertise of the Kenyan ballistics experts to assist in an ongoing case of illegal possession of firearms. The Nairobi Review newspaper stated in a recent article that “the government of Read More …

Philippines: Mindanao land transport, security sectors beef up coordination

Land transport and security sector representatives in Mindanao will forge stronger coordination to prevent safety threats to commuters, starting with ensuring compliance to the required security plan for all service operators. “The policies are in place, we just need to Read More …

Arms sent to Ukraine will end up in criminal hands, says Interpol chief

Weapons sent to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in February will end up in the global hidden economy and in the hands of criminals, the head of Interpol has said. Jürgen Stock says once the conflict ends, a wave of guns Read More …

UK: Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counter-terrorism officer has told the BBC. The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) Read More …