Pompeo cites ‘increasing and specific threats’ for closing US consulate in Iraq The U.S. is temporarily closing its consulate in Basra, Iraq, citing “increasing and specific threats and incitement to attack our personnel and facilities” by Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He warned the U.S. would “respond promptly and appropriately” to any […]
Indonesia quake, tsunami kill hundreds, devastate coast The death toll stood at nearly 400 people in Indonesia on Saturday as rescuers and others reacted to a devastating magnitude-7.5 earthquake and tsunami affecting the island if Sulawesi. The nation’s disaster agency counted 384 dead, all of them in the city of Palu, with the grim figure […]
Overdue natural disasters that could happen in our lifetime Isabella O’Malley Climate Change Reporter Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:10 PM – Natural disasters happen all the time but some seem to have missed their cue, which could be extremely worrisome and spell catastrophic trouble.
Russia World War 3 threat: Putin approves first coastal SUPERSONIC missile defence launch Chilling video footage shows the launch of Oniks – or Onyx – supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles from Kotelny island off the north coast of Siberia. The military exercise involved an attack on supposed enemy ships in the pristine Arctic. Russian defence ministry […]
North Korea remains ‘significant’ nuclear threat, Trump pick for top US general in South Korea says North Korea remains a significant threat more than three months after the Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Trump’s nominee to be the next American commander for U.S. and allied forces in South Korea told lawmakers […]
U.S. powerless to fight drone attacks, top official says The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Congress for more powers to stop malicious drones that could threaten the United States. Intelligence officials are increasingly concerned about the use of drones by terrorists and drug cartels. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues got rare access to some […]
Iran allows Al Qaeda operation within its borders, says report Iran continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East by allowing Al Qaeda to maintain a “facilitation base” within the Islamic Republic’s borders, according to the U.S State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism.
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Enemy cyber threat growing warn security experts The ability of Israel’s enemies to target civilians and members of the armed forces with cyber attacks is growing, security experts have warned. In August, the Israeli ClearSky cyber-security company uncovered a Hamas phony and irremovable rocket-alert application, which, if downloaded, can take over a smartphone and access […]
Terror attacks are down but global threat more ‘complex’, US report says The near-defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has forced a dispersal of the group that has made the global threat of terror attacks much more complex, the US State Department said in a report…