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Singh: Maoists Still Serious Threat to National Security

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that Maoist rebels continue to pose one of the biggest threats to the country’s internal security. Hosting an annual conference in New Delhi of chief ministers from most of India’s states, Mr. Singh said the Maoist insurgency now affects nine states. “Threats from terrorism, left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism […]

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Malaysian PM Introduces Changes to Draconian Security Law

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has introduced new legislation that would prevent police from indefinitely detaining suspects without trial or arresting people for their political beliefs. The bill presented Tuesday to the lower house of parliament would replace the notorious Internal Security Act, a draconian, 52-year-old law that has long been used to hold opposition […]

Afghanistan Inches Toward Private Security Firms’ Closure

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan is another step closer to abolishing private security firms operating in the country as the deadline for them to be replaced with the Afghan Interior Ministry’s new Afghan Private Protection Force approaches. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has long been opposed to the large number of private security companies in the country, set the […]

China: Joint Efforts With Neighbors Check Mekong River Pirates

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese official says security on the Mekong River has substantially improved as a result of cooperation with three of its Southeast Asian neighbors. The China Daily newspaper on Tuesday quotes Meng Sutie, director of the public security department in Yunnan province, as saying river pirates have been able to mount only occasional and isolated […]

US, South Korea, Japan to Hold Security Talks in Seoul Next Week

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will host talks with U.S. and Japanese defense officials early next week in Seoul. Government officials in the South Korean capital, Seoul, told VOA the three-way “security consultations” will be held Monday and Tuesday. Analysts say they are part of an ongoing discussion among Seoul, Washington and Tokyo on operational contingencies […]

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Olympic Clamp Down Coming for ‘Occupy’-Style Protests

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain is sending a warning to anyone hoping to launch “Occupy”-style protests during the London Olympics. Interior Minister Theresa May on Wednesday called on London’s Olympic organizing committee to ban protest camps at Olympic venues, saying they pose a threat to security. She also said police should use all available means to remove any protesters […]

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Accused White House Shooter Indicted

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal grand jury in Washington has formally indicted an Idaho man on charges he tried to assassinate President Barack Obama by opening fire on the White House in November. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is named in the 17-count indictment that includes charges of damaging the White House and assault with a dangerous weapon. The U.S. […]

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Nigeria Declares State of Emergency After Attacks

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in areas hard hit by violence blamed on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. In an address on state television Saturday, Mr. Jonathan said the measure is in force in parts of Yobe and Borno states in the northeast, Plateau state in central Nigeria, and […]

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Nigeria Declares State of Emergency After Attacks

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in areas hard hit by violence blamed on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. In an address on state television Saturday, Mr. Jonathan said the measure is in force in parts of Yobe and Borno states in the northeast, Plateau state in central Nigeria, and […]

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Nigeria’s President Meets With Security Chiefs On Curbing Violence

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned his security chiefs for an emergency meeting to discuss growing violence blamed on radical Islamists. At the meeting Thursday in Abuja, the president urged security chiefs to go after the sponsors of radical groups, rather than those who only obey their command. The meeting Thursday in the capital Abuja […]

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