UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

A US-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive. Security experts who met in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week say Read More …

Syria conflict: £62m UK boost to Lebanon to stop terrorists reaching Europe

A new defensive line of 76 watchtowers and patrol bases has been completed along Lebanon’s border with Syria, which the UK’s ambassador to the country says is vital to prevent terrorists from reaching Europe. The improved border security was funded Read More …

Japan donates Rs. 300 mn worth equipment to Sri Lanka’s Colombo international airport

The Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) under its economic and social development fund program, has donated airport machinery and equipment worth Rs. 300 million to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport. Japanese Ambassador, Kenichi Suganuma Monday (14th May) has symbolically handed Read More …

IAEA Helps Remove Highly Radioactive Material from Five South American Countries

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources from five South American countries in a significant step forward for nuclear safety and security in the region. It was the largest such project ever facilitated Read More …

EU assists in Brunei’s preparedness against CBRN risks

The European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) recently facilitated a workshop at the Radisson Hotel, to explore options for multi-agency cooperation by means of a Table-Top Exercise. Attended by a team Read More …

5th anniversary of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence in Manila

A nerve agent at an airport, bird flu, an accident in a nuclear power plant in a neighbouring country; what do they have in common? Prevention and mitigation of and response to such incidents involve a multitude of actors, including Read More …

UK experts scrambled to fight Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

A team of UK experts is being sent to Nigeria to help the country contain the biggest outbreak of Lassa fever in recent years. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,  90 people are suspected to have died from Read More …