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'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

Feb 10, 2016

'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #islamic-state #Khorasan Province #Tehreek-e-Khilafat
Taking a cue from Trump or the other way around? Israel plans to encircle itself with security fences

Feb 10, 2016

Taking a cue from Trump or the other way around? Israel plans to encircle itself with security fences

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he has plans to encircle Israel with fences because West Asia is filled with "wild beasts" that imperil the Jewish country #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #West Bank #West Asia #Jordan #security fences
'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

Feb 08, 2016

'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang's violations of UN resolutions, Venezuela's UN ambassador said #NewsTracker #Nuclear weapons #North Korea #UN Security Council #Sanctions #missile tests
Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Feb 08, 2016

Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Bipartisan lawmakers in Japan will convene on Tuesday and are widely expected to adopt a resolution protesting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a long range rocket on Sunday. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #North Korea #UN Security Council #North Korea nuclear test
Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo | Reuters

CAIRO Egyptian police shot dead four suspected Islamist militants inside a house a few miles from central Cairo, the interior ministry said on Sunday, the third such incident in as many weeks. It said the men belonged to Ajnad Misr, a group that emerged in January 2014 and has targeted security forces in and around Cairo. #Business #Islam #Middle East #Crime #Security #Argentina
Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom | Reuters

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. "It is our right to defend ourselves, without interfering in the affairs of others. We call on others to not interfere in our affairs," Salman said in a speech opening the annual Janadriya cultural festival in Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported #India #Business #Middle East #Security #Argentina #Entertainment #article
Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed | Reuters

Two days of clashes in southeastern Libya between a local armed faction and Sudanese fighters have left more than 30 people dead, a local mayor said on Friday. The commander of the Libyan Subul Assalam faction, Abdurrahman Hashim, said the Sudanese fighters were rebels from Sudan's Darfur region who had moved into the area around the town of Kufra following the uprising that toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. He said his group was retaliating for armed robberies and attempted attacks on Kufra, in Libya's desert south-east which shares a border with northwestern Sudan #Africa #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion #article
German spy agency got 100 tip-offs about IS fighters among refugees-report | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

German spy agency got 100 tip-offs about IS fighters among refugees-report | Reuters

BERLIN Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) has received more than 100 tip-offs that there are Islamic State fighters among the refugees currently staying in Germany, Berliner Zeitung newspaper cited the agency's chief as saying. The newspaper said on Friday, without citing its sources, that BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen had recently mentioned this number at a discussion in the Interior Ministry with politicians who focus on domestic policy issues. But Maassen also said that among those tip-offs there were some cases of untruthful defamation, the newspaper said #India #Australia #Europe #Security #Latin America #article