Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people. Africans on ‘front line’ against terror The deteriorating situation in Read More …

Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the Read More …

IATA Warns Of Aviation Security Risks, Calls For Better Collaboration With Governments

At the IATA Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC World) in Miami, FL, IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac called on governments to work with the aviation industry to ensure greater coordination in aviation security initiatives and warned against a lack Read More …

Police and SAF tackle ‘bombs’ and ‘gunmen’ in counter-terrorism exercise

More than 900 personnel from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and  Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in an islandwide counter-terrorism exercise, tackling simulated threats involving explosives, gunmen and hostage situations. The exercise, which started on Tuesday (Feb 19) and Read More …

Police, military join forces for Cotabato City mall bombing probe

Police probers and Army intelligence agents will work together in the probe into a bombing at a mall in Cotabato City last Monday. Chief Superintendent Eliseo Rasco of the Police Regional Office 12 said Wednesday that Special Investigation Task Group Read More …

Almost 1,700 Defence Forces members served in UN operations in 2018

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018, according to data published on Friday by the military. In addition, at home, the Army conducted almost 200 operations at the request of Read More …

Security agencies demonstrate Ghana’s readiness to combat terrorism

The Security Agencies and the Emergency Services in the country have conducted a Counter Terrorism simulation exercises codenamed ‘Exercise Home Shield’ within the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Exercise under the Ministry of National Security code named “Home Shield” was Read More …

Multi agency counter terror strategies bearing fruits, agencies argue

For the longest time, Kenya was lull with threats of terrorism remaining one of the remotest possibilities until the twin bombing of the American embassy in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998 by Al-Qaeda operatives. The clear agenda Read More …

Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details Read More …

UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse Read More …