Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Court convicts man on LTTE support in Germany's Hamburg

    AT A COURT in Hamburg in Germany on 2 February, Sri Lankan-born German national Yogendran G. was convicted of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Colombo Page reported. The defendant was found guilty of raising EUR81,000 for terrorist activities, including suicide attacks,

  • IED attack wounds seven Marines in the Philippines' Sulu

    SEVEN Marines were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting their convoy in the village of Lagtoh in the Talipao area of the Philippines' Sulu province on 4 February, GMA Network reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility

  • IED attack wounds two police officers in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    TWO police officers providing security for a UN convoy were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting the convoy in the Saracha Bridge area of Behsud district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on 3 February, Afghan Islamic Press

  • Suicide attack wounds provincial security chief in Yemen's Aden

    THE security chief of Yemen's Lahij governorate - Brigadier General Adel al-Halemi - and six other people were wounded when an unidentified suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside his residence in the Al-Mindara district of the city of Aden in Yemen's Aden governorate on 3 February, Reuters

  • Taliban militants kill at least four police officers in Afghanistan's Baghlan

    AT LEAST four police officers were killed when Taliban militants attacked their checkpoints in the Kog Chinar and Qaisarkhel areas of Baghlan-e Markazi district in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on 3 February, Afghan Islamic Press reported. Local residents claimed that 12 police officer had been


  • Syrian war shapes Middle East drug trafficking

    The Syrian conflict has created an environment conducive to illegal drug production and trafficking. Mohammed Najib examines the regional security response.
  • North Korea modernises submarine fleet

    North Korea continues to modernise its conventional submarine fleet, while developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile capability. Joseph S Bermudez Jr and Karl Dewey examine the North Korean fleet, and the threat it poses to South Korea and the region.
  • Chinese investment spurs action in Balochistan

    A diminished insurgency in Balochistan has improved security and opened up the region to Chinese investment. Farhan Bokhari and Omar Hamid examine the strategic implications of closer economic ties between Beijing and Islamabad for the region.
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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,