Logistics sector has to act now to meet new regulations: John Tsang

John Tsang Chun-wah

The EU and the US are planning tighter regulations for checks on incoming cargoes at departing airports.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 5:41am

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Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart

The evidence is clear he was one of the ringleaders … that pulled off this grand heist

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[Islamist extremists] can threaten the region. And that's where the argument for American involvement comes in

27 Jan 2013 - 1:51am

Call for global support in Mali's anti-terror fight

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right) is welcome by Ivory Coast's President and ECOWAS chairman Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan. Photo: AFP

West African leaders yesterday urged greater global involvement in Mali as they met to speed up the deployment of regional troops to support a French-backed offensive against an Islamist onslaught.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also attended the emergency summit, held in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan.

20 Jan 2013 - 4:43am

Pakistani warlord Mullah Nazir killed in US drone strike

Mullah Nazir sent men to fight Nato troops in Afghanistan.

US drone strikes killed a Pakistani warlord who sent men to fight Nato troops in Afghanistan, in raids in northwest Pakistan that also killed nine other fighters, Pakistani security officials said yesterday.

4 Jan 2013 - 4:09am

Pakistani Taliban chief says group is open to talks if Islamabad cuts US ties

Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud. Photo: Reuters

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud said his organisation could be open to talks with Islamabad in a video released on Friday, but he poured scorn on the idea his men would give up their guns.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:00am

South Africa police arrest four in anti-terror sting

South African police have arrested four right-wing extremists, suspected of having weapons and planning attacks on undisclosed targets, a spokesman said on Monday.

After a nearly two-year investigation, police arrested four men, “believed to be right-wing extremists, suspected of acts of terrorism”, according to police spokesman Brigadier Billy Jones.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:59pm

Pakistan is losing its fight against radicalism

Pakistani Islamic seminary students carry the coffin of cleric Mufti Ismail, who was killed by gumen, during his funeral in Karachi. Photo: AFP

Pakistan, a frontline state in the US-led war on Islamist extremists, has become a deadly country for journalists. Hamid Mir, a prominent Pakistani journalist and TV anchor, escaped a bid on his life last week when a bomb disposal squad defused a device planted under his car in Islamabad.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:14am

Poland foils plot to blow up parliament

Poland's Internal Security Ageny Colonel Jan Bilkiewicz (left) addresses the media in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Polish officials said on Tuesday they had arrested a radical nationalist who planned to detonate a vehicle loaded with four tonnes of explosives outside parliament, possibly when the president and prime minister were in the building.

20 Nov 2012 - 9:50pm

Indonesian police detain 49 in school terror raid

Indonesian police detained 48 students and a teacher from an Islamic boarding school and seized firearms and sharp weapons, a spokesman said on Tuesday, in the nation’s latest terror raid.

Dozens of police stormed the Darul Akhfiya school in eastern Java’s Nganjuk district on Monday and kept the students and teacher overnight for questioning.

13 Nov 2012 - 5:46pm

Two arrested over failed Indonesian bomb attack

Suspected militant Awaluddin Nasir (centre) is beaten by the crowd after he threw a bomb at South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo on Sunday. Photo: AP

Indonesian police have arrested two suspected militants for involvement in a failed bomb attack on a provincial governor on Sulawesi island, a spokesman said on Monday.

One of the suspects threw a pipe bomb on Sunday at the South Sulawesi provincial governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, who was giving a speech on a stage in Makassar city.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:19pm

US anti-terrorism summit to stage 'zombie crisis'

Zombies were a Halloween hit, but the military says their "bizarre behaviour" makes them challenging opponents. Photo: EPA

Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors.

An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of US Marines, Navy special operations forces, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects

French police officers outside a building where authorities discovered bomb-making material after the break up of a suspected terrorist cell in Torcy, east of Paris, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Seven Frenchmen arrested as part of a weekend swoop on a suspected Islamist terror cell believed to have plotted attacks in the country were formally charged on Thursday, a legal source said.

12 Oct 2012 - 9:04pm

Police investigate 2 Britons in Syria journalist kidnapping

Leading member of the Syrian Democratic People's Party and official spokesman of the Syrian National Council, George Sabra on Wednesday. Photo: AP

British police are investigating whether a British man and woman arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism offences in Syria were part of a group that held two veteran war journalists hostage in Syria in July.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:56pm

French police find bomb kit, possible link to terror network

French Gendarmes stand in front of the entrance of the parking lot where "components useful for bomb-making" had been found.  Photo: AFP

French police said Wednesday they had seized bomb-making equipment from the homes of a group of Islamic extremists they now believe constituted an “extremely dangerous terrorist cell.”

11 Oct 2012 - 1:03am

Paris bomb factory of 'anti-Jewish' radicals discovered

Police at the Paris estate where the cache of bomb-making materials and weapons were found. Photo: AP

French police believe they have discovered an "extremely dangerous terrorist cell" after finding weapons and bomb-making materials while investigating suspected radical Islamists.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:40am