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Pregnant Tibet antelopes to get security convoy

BEIJING --- An escort convoy will begin a one-month journey in the next few days to protect pregnant Tibetan antelopes that will travel hundreds of kilometers from Qinghai province to the Tibet autonomous region to give birth.   The team, organized by the Qumalai management office at Three-River-Source National Park in Qinghai province, consists of 40 experienced workers who have been involved in Tibetan antelope protection work for years.   Every summer, 5,000 to 6,000 pregnant Tibetan antelopes travel along fixed routes from the Lechi grassland in Qinghai to Hoh Xil in Tibet to give birth.   The rich variety of food and a relatively safe environment...Keep on reading: Pregnant Tibet antelopes to get security convoy.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 9th, 2018

At least 6 police die in Burkina Faso blast – security sources

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (UPDATED) – Six police officers were killed in an ambush with an improvised explosive device in the northern Burkina Faso town of Solle near the border with Mali, security sources told Agence France-Presse Saturday, October 6. "A police convoy was ambushed in Solle" late Friday, October 5, a security ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Follow Duterte’s example on security protocols, govt officials told

MALACANANG on Monday urged government officials to follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s example and not seek special treatment in security protocols, his spokesman said. “Let’s learn by way of example from what the President is doing. He does not ask for any special treatment. The President really insists, even if he is in a convoy, to [...] The post Follow Duterte’s example on security protocols, govt officials told appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

China unveils electromagnetic rocket

BEIJING: China has unveiled a new and more powerful electromagnetic rocket amid US regional security coneerns in North Korea and the West Philippine Sea. Experts said China’s unprecedented innovation of electromagnetic catapult rocket artillery technology renders the weapon more powerful than most conventional artillery, especially for deployment in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau areas. Han Junli, a [...] The post China unveils electromagnetic rocket appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt s Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (UPDATED) – A policeman was killed in a bomb attack on Saturday, March 24, targeting the security chief of the city of Alexandria, two days before the start of Egypt's presidential election, officials said. The bomb, which exploded in a car near a convoy transporting the security chief through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Security beefed up for Marawi resurgence

The historic return of the IDPs of the said barangay started the day with a convoy of vehicles with the officials, residents and trucks of relief assistance spearheaded by Marawi City government......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Communists asking for the moon in peace talks

PRESIDENT Duterte obviously got so fed up that he ended the peace talks with the communists because of their New People’s Army’s unceasing attacks against government forces. The recent ambush by the NPA of a Presidential Security Guard convoy in Davao was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. That decision is for the [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Body of suspected NPA involved in PSG ambush found in NorthCot town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) – Army soldiers pursuing a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels found a cadaver which the military claims to be part of the NPA group that ambushed a Presidential Security Group (PSG) convoy along the Davao-Cotabato-Bukidnon highway. Arakan Mayor Rene Rubino said soldiers belonging to the Army’s 39th Infantry [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 20th, 2017

NPAs ambush PSG convoy in Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines -  A militiaman was killed and five members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were wounded when they traded shots with suspected c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

EDITORIAL - Wagging the dog?

Nine soldiers were wounded, but at least there were no fatalities when an improvised explosive device went off yesterday as an advance security convoy for Pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

Nation: PSG convoy ambushed amid offensive vs Maute

A CONVOY of members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), together with troops based in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and government media was ambushed there on Tuesday morning, amid an ongoing military operation in Butig town, some 52 km south of the p.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

DoTr suspends 2 emission test centers

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Wednesday suspended two private emission testing centers (PETC) for falsification of emission test results. Suspended were Alison Emission Testing Center in Camarin Road, Barangay North, Caloocan City and GPM Emission Testing Center in Km. 18 Aguinaldo Highway, Habay II, Bacoor, Cavite. The DoTr’s Investigation Security and Law Enforcement Staff […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News3 hr. 37 min. ago

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

Over 560,000 Android users downloaded malware hidden in games

MANILA, Philippines – There were more than 560,000 installations of Android malware disguised as games on the Play Store, TechCrunch reported Wednesday, November 21. ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko exposed 13 driving simulation apps on the Play Store which hid malware that downloaded a payload from a different ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 24 min. ago

Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a fatal car crash in Florida, court records show. Palm Beach County court records show that the case was closed Friday. Terms of the agreement between Williams and the estate of Jerome Barson, 78, weren't included in the documents. Palm Beach Gardens police previously cleared both Williams and Barson's wife, Linda, in the June 9, 2017 crash that fatally injured Barson. A police report said an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off Williams as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, setting off a chain of events that ended with a sedan driven by Linda Barson, 68, slamming into the passenger side of Williams' SUV. Jerome Barson died 13 days after the crash, and his wife suffered a broken arm and other injuries. Williams, 38, was not hurt. Officer David Dowling, the lead investigator, said in his report that video from a nearby security camera shows Williams legally entered the intersection from a road exiting her gated neighborhood on a green light. As she started to cross, a dark sedan cut her off, forcing her to stop. When the sedan cleared her path, Williams began moving forward in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia, but that put her in the path of the Barsons, who now had the green light. The Barsons' 2016 Hyundai Accent hit Williams' SUV at 40 mph (65 kph). Dowling said in his report that state law required Williams to exit the intersection and that even though Linda Barson had the green light she was obligated to make sure the intersection was clear. Williams has career on-court earnings of about $40 million, her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods. She also owns a small percentage of the Miami Dolphins. Attorneys for Williams and the Barsons didn't immediately return messages seeking comment......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

Xi Jinping: Friendship, cooperation only correct choice for PH, China | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chinese President Xi Jinping says the only ‘correct choice’ for the Philippines and China is cooperation and being ‘good’ neighbors. 3rd telecommunications player Mislatel assures Filipinos that national security will not be compromised under their deal with China Telecom. A federal judge puts a temporary halt to President Donald Trump’s order denying the possibility of asylum to people ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

Mislatel consortium says national security a ‘top priority’

Mislatel consortium on Tuesday sought to dispel fears that the entry of its foreign partner, China Telecom, into the Philippines’ wireless communications industry could pose a threat to national security......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

R.A. 11057 to Help MSMEs Acquire Loans

Universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) in the Philippines are expected to hike their Agri-Agra rule compliance through the Personal Property Security Act, which effectively increases the list of assets that small businesses can use as loan collaterals. “We hope that this will enable them to be able to comply with the mandatory credit allocation for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets – report

SYDNEY -- China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, a report published Tuesday revealed.   The investigation by Fairfax Media and commercial broadcaster Channel Nine comes just days after US Vice President Mike Pence accused Beijing at the APEC summit of widespread "intellectual property theft".   The report said China's Ministry of State Security was responsible for "Operation Cloud Hopper", a wave of attacks it said were detected by Canberra and its partners in the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance -- the US, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand.   An unname...Keep on reading: Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018