Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country’s top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month’s disputed presidential election. via Indonesia police fire tear gas ahead of court verdict on election | Reuters.
Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350. via Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola
The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives. via U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. via Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders | Reuters.
It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer’s claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village
Residents of Gamboru, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon in Borno State yesterday said Cameroonian authorities have closed their official borders with Nigeria over fears of the Ebola virus. via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Cameroon Seals Border With Nigeria.
The next major network security threat could come from the sky, in the form of drones equipped with video cameras and the ability to sniff out mobile devices and their unique identifiers, perhaps even establishing rogue network access points in the sky that could be used to hack sensitive government
Qatar has reportedly refused to sign the final report prepared by a technical committee set up by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to monitor the implementation of an agreement to end the worst diplomatic crisis within the alliance via Qatar ‘refuses’ to sign final GCC report | GulfNews.com.
Kuwait has mobilised military personnel and deployed them at its northern and southern borders to help boost security levels. The extra staff will run patrols along the borders and will be on the lookout for attempts by members of extremist and terrorist organisations to enter the northern Arabian Gulf country.
A new law to combat terrorism has been endorsed by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The government fast-tracked the law which establishes “terrorist” capital offences which result in the death of a victim including attacks on a head of state or his family or a representative