News – February 2020

 


  • American contractor kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban-linked terror group: report

    February 7, 2020

    A U.S. contractor from Illinois was kidnapped by Taliban-associated militants in Afghanistan last week, prompting a nationwide search involving the FBI and State Department, according to a report. Mark R. Frerichs, 55, of Lombard, Ill., was abducted last Friday in the province of Khost, U.S. officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, told Newsweek. The southeastern province borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, an underdeveloped region between ...

  • 12 soldiers wounded, 1 seriously, in suspected terror car-ramming in Jerusalem

    February 6, 2020

    At least 12 soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, in a suspected car-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem early Thursday morning, police and medics said. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Jerusalem’s David Remez Street near the First Station, a popular entertainment hub. Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and “a ...

  • Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

    February 6, 2020

    Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination. Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after security officials warned of the presence of violent radicals inspired by the Islamic State group. Authorities said were investigating ...

  • WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation report 5 February 2020

    February 5, 2020

    Belgium reported its first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. WHO and partners have developed a global strategic preparedness and response plan, which outlines the public health measures that the international community can provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to the 2019‑nCoV outbreak. The overall goal of the plan is to ...

  • Streatham terror attack: Terrorist shot dead by police after stabbing two people

    February 3, 2020

    A terrorist was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in what is believed to have been an Islamist-inspired attack in south London. Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb vest when he attacked people on a busy street in the south London area of Streatham on Sunday afternoon. Amman, 20, from Harrow, north London, had been released ...

  • Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

    February 3, 2020

    Security officials in Egypt said suspected Islamic militants on Sunday blew up a natural gas pipeline in the restive norther part of Sinai Peninsula. At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline in the town of Bir al-Abd. It transfers gas to el-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai, and a cement factory in ...