15 Mar 2012

Man plotting attack on Milan synagogue arrested

“Police in northern Italy have arrested a young North African man suspected of planning terrorist attacks on the Milan synagogue and other targets.” Source: Man plotting attack on Milan synagogue arrested | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

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15 Mar 2012

Taliban Release 2 Swiss Hostages in Pakistan

“An eight-month ordeal for two Swiss citizens held hostage in northwestern Pakistan ended early on Thursday when their Taliban captors set them free, Pakistani security officials said. “ Source: Taliban Release 2 Swiss Hostages in Pakistan – NYTimes.com

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14 Mar 2012

Azerbaijan: 22 arrested in plot against US embassy

” Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested 22 Azeri citizens suspected of spying for Iran and plotting to attack Western embassies and companies, the National Security Ministry said on Wednesday.” (Azerbaijan: 22 arrested in plot against US embassy – World news – Mideast/N. Africa – Iran – msnbc.com)

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12 Mar 2012

Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier’s shooting rampage

“The Afghan Taliban said Monday that the group’s fighters would exact revenge for 16 people left dead after an American soldier went on a house-to-house shooting rampage a day earlier in two villages.” (Source: Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier’s shooting rampage – CNN.com.)

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12 Mar 2012

45 women, children killed in Homs massacre

“At least 45 women and children were stabbed and burned to death late Sunday in the Syrian city of Homs, opposition activists said, after peace talks between a U.N. special envoy and the Syrian regime failed to yield a cease-fire.” (Source: 45 women, children killed in Homs massacre, Syrian opposition

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10 Mar 2012

3 dead in Kenya bus station blast

“At least three people were killed and others were treated for wounds following explosions at a bus station in the Kenyan capital Saturday, the Red Cross said. The explosions occurred in central Nairobi, the agency said.” (Source: 3 dead in Kenya bus station blast – CNN.com.)

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10 Mar 2012

Killing of 4 youths horrifies central Mexico city

“The slayings of four youths whose bodies were cut to pieces and left in plastic bags has horrified the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, calling up memories of a similar crime a year ago that spurred the creation of a national crime victims’ movement.” Source: Killing of 4 youths horrifies

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09 Mar 2012

IDF foils major attack; kills 2 terrorists

“The IAF struck a vehicle in Gaza on Friday, killing two senior officials of the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC), in a move to thwart a large-scale terror attack that was in its last stages of preparation, according to the IDF spokesperson.” Source: IDF foils major attack; kills 2 terrorists in

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09 Mar 2012

Stateless terrorists with a dirty bomb now real threat for UK

“In a stark message, the Deputy Prime Minister will say materials to make a dirty bomb are so readily available that no police force can hope to contain such a threat. “ Source: Stateless terrorists with a dirty bomb now real threat for UK, says Clegg – Telegraph

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09 Mar 2012

Unpredictable ‘lone wolves’ pose biggest Olympic security threat

“Amateurs they might be, but it only takes one home-grown, self-radicalised, extremist to get lucky once – while, in the words of the IRA after the Brighton hotel bombing in 1984, the security services and police “will have to be lucky always”.” Source: Unpredictable ‘lone wolves’ pose biggest Olympic security

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