Derry bomb and Strabane mortar signs of ‘changing types of engineering capability’

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has confirmed the ‘New IRA’ bomb discovered in Creggan this week was not the sole target of the operation that saw the deployment of 80 police officers to the estate on Monday. Chief Constable Byrne Read More …

Air cargo CEOs among new US-UK aviation security group

A new aviation security advisory group with authority to handle highly classified information affecting the trans-Atlantic market will include air cargo executives from private industry. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which DHS, its Read More …

‘Anti-tank missiles and explosives’ missing from Greek naval facility

“Military material” has gone missing from a naval facility on the Greek island of Leros, according to the country’s navy. According to local media, anti-tank missiles, ammunition and grenades were taken. There were no signs of forced entry into the Read More …

Petrol bombs thrown at police amid Derry security alert

Petrol bombs and other missiles have been thrown at police in Londonderry, where a security alert is underway in the Creggan. A suspicious object has been found during searches on Monday, as part of investigations into dissident republican activity. Around Read More …

Foiled terrorist attacks on UK soil have risen to 22, says top officer

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has revealed that the number of attacks foiled since the Westminster atrocity has risen to 22, with seven relating to suspected far-right terror. Speaking at a conference in Israel, assistant commissioner Neil Basu disclosed Read More …

Europe’s Second-Largest Counterfeit Currency Network On The Dark Web Taken Down In Portugal

The Portuguese Judicial Police (Polícia Judiciária) dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the dark web with Europol’s support. Five individuals have been arrested and are accused of counterfeiting and organised crime. Counterfeit banknotes were seized across Europe, notably in Read More …

Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church Read More …

Pakistan: New Attacks Raise Fears Of A Taliban Return

Recent bomb attacks in a northwestern Pakistani district have raised fears about the possible return of the Taliban. Residents of Bajaur are worried that two recent fatal bomb attacks might herald the reappearance of the Taliban, whose violence wreaked havoc Read More …

Police get facial recognition go ahead in world-first case

Facial recognition can be legally used by police forces in the UK, judges have ruled. As the world’s first case against the controversial technology concluded, two leading judges dismissed the case brought by human rights campaign group Liberty on behalf Read More …