Afghanistan: Senior police official killed in Takhar bomb explosion

An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident. Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and Read More …

Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

A cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major US newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. The attack on Saturday appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported. It led Read More …

Statement on disruptions to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO and partners are continuing to respond to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite a deterioration of the security situation since yesterday morning. Yesterday our teams in Beni were Read More …

CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US

Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and Read More …

Cairo bombing: At least four killed after explosion hits tourist bus near Giza Pyramids

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the pyramids in Cairo, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, Egyptian authorities said. Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed as the bus was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near Read More …

Salford chemical incident: Residents told to keep windows and doors shut as firefighters battle ammonia leak overnight

Fire crews have spent the night battling a chemical leak in Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service declared a hazmat incident at a cash and carry in Langley Road South, following an ammonia leak. A number of roads around Read More …

Authorities must do more to meet airport drone threat – Met police chief

Government and security officials must “up their game” to tackle the illegal use of drones at airports which brought chaos to London’s Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas, Britain’s most senior police officer said on Thursday. Three days of Read More …

Government ‘Can Now Deploy Drone Detection Systems Throughout The UK’

Ministers say unidentified systems have been readied to prevent further chaos of the kind that struck Gatwick last week The government has said it now has detection systems that can be deployed throughout the country to combat the threat of Read More …

Indian authorities have arrested 10 people and broken up an IS-inspired terrorist cell that had targeted installations, crowded places and VIPs

India’s National Investigation Agency has arrested 10 people suspected of planning a series of bomb attacks on vital installations, crowded places and important people. The NIA carried out raids in the Indian capital New Delhi and nearby towns, and recovered Read More …