Category Archives: SECURITY

Israel-Gaza Conflict Escalates Despite ICJ Order: A Surge in Attacks and Casualties

Death Rains from the Skies in Gaza

Palestinians search for survivors at the site of an Israeli strike on the Daraj neighbourhood in Gaza City on Friday [Omar Al-Qattaa/AFP]

The buzz of Israeli quadcopter drones has become a grim harbinger in Wadi Gaza, where six Palestinians were killed while trying to access aid or return home. Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud reports from the tragic scene where lives are being cut short with shocking regularity. As the world watches in horror, the G7 finance leaders […]

UN’s Top Court Orders Israel to Halt Rafah Assault; Israel Rejects

UN's Top Court Orders Israel to Halt Rafah Assault; Israel Rejects

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah. The court’s decision, read by Judge Nawaf Salam, was in response to an urgent application by South Africa, which argued that previous measures regarding the Gaza war were insufficient. Israeli officials promptly […]

Convicted Serial Killer Robert Pickton in Critical Condition Following Prison Attack

Convicted Serial Killer Robert Pickton in Critical Condition Following Prison Attack

Robert Pickton at his Port Coquitlam, B.C., home in an undated television image. The 74-year-old convicted killer is in a medically induced coma after an attack in a Quebec prison, according to provincial police. (Global TV/Reuters)

Robert Pickton, a 74-year-old convicted serial killer, is in a medically induced coma and on life support after an assault by a fellow inmate at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec. The attack, confirmed as “major” by Correctional Service Canada (CSC), occurred four days ago. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Hughes Beaulieu confirmed that Pickton remains in […]

Hopeson Adorye Granted GH¢20k Bail Over False News Charges

Hopeson Adorye Granted GH¢20k Bail Over False News Charges

Hopeson Adorye arriving at the court on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Hopeson Adorye, a prominent member of the Movement for Change, faced charges for publishing false news on Thursday morning (May 23, 2024) at the Dansoman Circuit Court in Accra. His arrest occurred a day prior. Adorye, escorted by armed police officers, appeared in court in handcuffs. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was […]

Attempted Coup in DRC Thwarted; US Citizens Arrested

Attempted Coup in DRC Thwarted; US Citizens Arrested

An attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday was thwarted, resulting in the death of the coup leader and the arrest of approximately 50 individuals, including three American citizens, according to an army spokesperson. Gunfire was heard around 4 a.m. in the capital, Kinshasa. Armed men attacked the presidential residence in […]

ICC Wants Arrest Warrants for Sinwar, Netanyahu over War Crimes

ICC Wants Arrest Warrants for Sinwar, Netanyahu over War Crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is pushing for arrest warrants against Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the October 7 attacks on Israel and the ensuing Gaza conflict. ICC’s chief prosecutor Karim Khan revealed this in an exclusive interview with […]

UK’s Post-Brexit Border Controls Forecasted to Cost £4.7bn

UK's Post-Brexit Border Controls Forecasted to Cost £4.7bn

Plans to bring in border checks on goods coming from the EU faced ‘significant issues, the NAO said. Photograph: PA Images/Alamy

The UK government anticipates spending at least £4.7bn on post-Brexit border controls, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). These controls, which have faced repeated delays, have been criticized by the public spending watchdog. The introduction of border checks on goods from the EU in April was marked by “significant issues,” including […]

Putin Strengthens Ties with China Amidst Global Tensions

Putin Strengthens Ties with China Amidst Global Tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by a ceremonial guard in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Anadolu/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Harbin, China, a city once called “Little Moscow” due to its significant Russian population and architecture. This visit follows his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, where they pledged to deepen their military and economic ties. Putin praised the “warm and comradely” talks with Xi, who reciprocated by calling […]

Armed Suspect Killed in Attempt to Set Fire to Synagogue in Rouen

Armed Suspect Killed in Attempt to Set Fire to Synagogue in Rouen

A synagogue in Rouen, France was attacked on Friday by an armed attacker (Getty)

French police shot and killed an armed man who was trying to set fire to a synagogue in Rouen on Friday, according to the Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed the suspect’s death in a post on X, praising the police officers for their quick response and courage. Police arrived at the scene at […]

Nigeria Gains Additional Territory Equivalent to Five Times the Size of Lagos

Nigeria Gains Additional Territory Equivalent to Five Times the Size of Lagos

President Bola Tinubu received the report of the High Powered Presidential Committee (HPPC) on Nigeria’s extended continental shelf project yesterday. The project aims to extend Nigeria’s maritime boundaries according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982. The President commended the team of experts who worked diligently to advance the […]

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Critically Injured in Assassination Attempt

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Critically Injured in Assassination Attempt

Security officers move Slovak PM Robert Fico in a car after a shooting incident, after a Slovak government meeting in Handlova, Slovakia, May 15, 2024. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

On Wednesday, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was critically injured in an assassination attempt in Handlova, as reported by the government office. Fico, 59, was immediately taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to Banska Bystrica for urgent treatment. A Reuters witness reported hearing several shots after a government meeting in Handlova, northeast of […]

President Ruto Calls on KDF to Lead Climate Action

President Ruto Calls on KDF to Lead Climate Action

The pass-out parade follows a six-month training of new Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel/PCS

President William Ruto has urged the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to help combat climate change, which he identified as the biggest threat to the country’s development and prosperity. Speaking at a pass-out parade for KDF officers in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, the President expressed confidence in the military’s ability to tackle climate change. He asked […]

French Prison Protests Following Deadly Ambush and Officer Deaths

French Prison Protests Following Deadly Ambush and Officer Deaths

Forensic officers at the site of the attack at a road toll in Incarville, northern France. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

French prison officers staged protests across the country after gunmen shot and killed two officers, freeing a convict linked to drug-related crimes. The ambush occurred at a Normandy motorway toll. On Wednesday morning, prison officers blocked entrances and burned pallets and tires at various prisons. A minute’s silence was observed at 11 am to honor […]

64 Arrested in Ontario’s Major Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

64 Arrested in Ontario's Major Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) cruiser. Photo: Flickr.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the arrest of over 60 individuals and the filing of more than 300 charges in a province-wide online child exploitation investigation, Project Aquatic, on Wednesday. Beginning in February, authorities identified and apprehended suspects accused of creating, possessing, and distributing child sexual abuse material. One individual allegedly arranged a meeting with […]

NYPD Officer Fires Gun During Columbia Protest Clearing

NYPD Officer Fires Gun During Columbia Protest Clearing

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An NYPD officer accidentally fired his gun on the Columbia University campus while clearing pro-Palestinian protesters from a building on Tuesday, according to the New York Police Department. No injuries were reported, and the bullet was found lodged in a nearby wall. City officials confirmed that an investigation is underway. The NYPD arrested 112 protesters […]