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Anti-terrorism

Man who posted online threats to bomb Singapore arrested

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Singapore over an online threat to bomb several locations in the city state in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, police said yesterday.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 8:25am

UAE breaks up ‘al-Qaeda cell’

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have broken up an al-Qaeda cell comprising seven Arabs who were plotting attacks in the Gulf state, an official statement said on Thursday.

The UAE is one of the most stable countries in the Middle East and has so far not seen any attacks by al-Qaeda. It has also been spared in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:37pm

US may use drones on extremists to stop Syria becoming terror haven

The CIA is secretly targeting Islamic extremists in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes as part of a contingency plan to protect the US and its allies in the event the turmoil there worsens, current and former US officials say.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:22am

Indonesia probes anti-terror police ‘torture’

Indonesian police said on Tuesday they would question dozens of anti-terror officers over the alleged torture of militants after a video posted on YouTube showed a suspect being shot and others abused.

5 Mar 2013 - 2:57pm

US killer drones need judicial oversight

The US still struggles to reconcile security against terrorism with its core democratic values of the rule of law and respect for human rights. A reminder is an operational memo provided to senior members of congressional intelligence committees, lifting a veil of secrecy over the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in a remote-controlled US drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

9 Feb 2013 - 6:44am

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

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

28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am

Who said it?

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

Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart on Lance Armstrong

 

[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

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

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 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