Ivorian president sacks security chiefs over soldiers mutiny

Ivorian president sacks security chiefs over soldiers mutiny

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara dismissed the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Monday after a two-day army mutiny that spread unrest across the West African nation, according to a statement from the presidency. Disgruntled soldiers demanding the payment of bonuses and wage increases began their revolt on Friday, seizing control of Bouake, […]

UN delays evacuation of Aleppo over security fears

UN delays evacuation of Aleppo over security fears

The UN said Friday that security concerns had forced it to delay planned evacuations from Syria’s Aleppo, despite a truce that was largely holding for a second day in the ravaged city. The unilateral “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian government’s Russia-backed assault on the opposition-held east of the city was intended to allow civilians and […]

French Chinese community calls for better security in Paris protest

French Chinese community calls for better security in Paris protest

Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month. To cries of “Liberte, egalite, fraternite” (“liberty, equality, fraternity”), demonstrators marched through the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers where Zhang Chaolin, a 49-year-old tailor died after being […]

French mayor bans ‘burkinis’ from Cannes beaches on ‘security’ fears

French mayor bans ‘burkinis’ from Cannes beaches on ‘security’ fears

The popular French tourist city of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons – a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions. The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera’s vacation season, comes as France remains on edge after […]

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, warning he would be “the most reckless president in American history” if elected. The group, some of whom already announced they would not vote for Trump, included former homeland security chiefs, intelligence directors, senior presidential advisors […]

Brazil boosts Olympics security following attack in Nice

Brazil boosts Olympics security following attack in Nice

Brazil said Friday it will bolster security for next month’s Olympics in Rio following the truck attack in the French city of Nice. Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer held an emergency meeting with his intelligence chief and members of his cabinet late Friday to weigh the next steps after the Nice attack, which killed at […]

England rails against UEFA for security risks at upcoming England-Wales match

England rails against UEFA for security risks at upcoming England-Wales match

English FA chief Greg Dyke on Monday raised the alarm over security for England’s next Euro 2016 game after the pitched battles with Russian fans in their first match. Dyke also slammed stadium security at Saturday’s game against Russia in Marseille as “unacceptable” in a letter to Europe’s governing body UEFA. The letter was sent […]

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

The office of Paris police chief Michel Cadot recommended Thursday that the Eiffel Tower fan zone be closed for security reasons during matches played in and around the capital during the Euro 2016 championships. France is set to host the Euro 2016 championships from June 10 to July 10, with some 2.5 million football fans […]

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Last year Uber suffered a security breach. Now it’s saying that the name and driver’s license number of up to 50,000 drivers could be in the hands of a third party. The Los Angeles Times reports that the company’s databases had been accessed by an unknown third party twice in 2014. In one instance, the […]

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

QUETTA: In a joint operation, Frontier Corps (FC) and Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed eight militants at Sindh-Balochistan border on Tuesday night, an official said.

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the FC said that three paramilitary personnel were injured during the exchange of fire. The injured personnel were shifted to hospital in Panu Aqil for medical treatment, he added. “There is still fighting ongoing between forces and miscreants,” Wasey said, adding that both sides were using heavy weapons against each […]