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Police helicopter carrying 12 crashes in eastern Turkey – security sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: A Turkish police helicopter carrying 12 people crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli on Tuesday, the local governor’s office said, adding that the crash may have been caused by poor weather conditions. The helicopter was carrying a judge, seven police officers, one sergeant and three crew members, the Tunceli governor’s office said… Read More »

Turkey's security council advises extending state of emergency – statement

ANKARA: The Turkish National Security Council said in a statement on Monday that it had advised the cabinet of ministers to extend the country’s state of emergency by three months. The cabinet will convene later on Monday and is expected to announce its decision on the matter. Turkey declared a state of emergency soon after… Read More »

Pope visit to Egypt to go ahead despite blasts but security big concern

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this month is expected to go ahead despite twin attacks on Christian churches that killed 44 people, Vatican officials said on Monday. However, diplomats and Vatican sources cautioned that the trip could be put in jeopardy or parts of it changed if the security situation worsened. The pope… Read More »

Cyber security firm – more evidence North Korea linked to Bangladesh heist

REUTERS: Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s US$ 81 million (64.87 million pounds) cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Russian-based Kaspersky released a 58-page… Read More »

British EU Commission nominee to be responsible for Security Union

BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he had decided to allocate the Security Union portfolio to the British nominee for the EU executive. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron nominated Julian King as Britain’s representative at the European Commission to replace Jonathan Hill who resigned after Britons voted to leave the bloc on June… Read More »

Turkey takes extra security measures for Champions League game

ANKARA: Turkey has taken additional measures to ensure the safety of the AS Monaco team visiting Istanbul this week for a Champions League qualifying game against Fenerbahce after a failed coup attempt in the country, the sports minister said on Monday. “Monaco demanded some extra security measures. We took these measures. We will make sure… Read More »

Brussels central station evacuated amid heightened security fears

BRUSSELS: Brussels central train station was evacuated for about an hour on Sunday because of a suspicious suitcase amid heightened security fears in the Belgian capital after a huge anti-terror operation led to three men being charged with terrorism offences. The suitcase later turned out to be a false alarm but shows Belgium’s high state… Read More »