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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

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

SSS Agoo hailed National Quality Workplace champion twice in a row

AGOO, La Union, September 20 (PIA) -- The Social Security System (SSS) Agoo Branch received the 2018 National Quality Workplace Achiever Award (Small Branch Category) as champion for the second tim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Tight security in central Mindanao as charges filed vs BIFF leaders

More security personnel have been deployed in parts of central Mindanao after the filing of charges against two Islamic militants implicated in recent bomb attacks in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election

By Bloomberg A nondescript office in Riga’s communist-era Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science may be Latvia’s last line of defense against threats to next month’s general election. There, the nation’s 29-strong CERT cyber-security group, is bracing for its biggest test to date: repelling attempts by Russia to sway the voting process. Having studied meddling in […] The post Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News9 hr. 1 min. ago

Villarin worries over President’s P2B intelligence, confidential funds

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker is hoping the proposed confidential and intelligence funds of the Office of the President (OP) for 2019 will not be used against the opposition under the guise of “national security.” This was Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin’s manifestation on Friday, September 21 during his interpellation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 35 min. ago

Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--- the latest honor for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show "American Idol". The 35-year-old Underwood, who is pregnant with her second child, is on a roll after suffering a nasty fall at her home late last year that required her to get dozens of stitches in her face. She has since released a smash hit album, "Cry Pretty", recorded a new theme song for the National Football League's flagship Sunday broadcast and will head out on a major tour in the United States and Canada in 2019 after giving birth. "How is this my life?" a tearful Underwood told the crow...Keep on reading: Singer Carrie Underwood gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Thieves steal P4M worth of gadgets, cash in Isabela mall heist

  CITY OF ILAGAN --- Thieves took P4 million worth telephones, gadgets and cash from four stores during a Thursday dawn heist at the Northstar Mall in Barangay Alibagu here, police said. The thieves dug a tunnel at the back of the mall and ascended to the training room of the mall's administration office, according to Police Officer 2 John Paul Nicolas, Ilagan police investigator. Security cameras recorded the masked robbers dig through using a steel saw, a hand drill, pliers, a crowbar, a hydraulic jack, and an acetylene torch. The security guards and other mall officers have been questioned to determine if the break-in was an inside job. The suspects have been l...Keep on reading: Thieves steal P4M worth of gadgets, cash in Isabela mall heist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials

By Agence-France Presse The United States is taking off the gloves in the growing, shadowy cyber war waged with China, Russia and other rivals, a top White House official said Thursday. National Security Advisor John Bolton said the country’s “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years” was now in effect. The new more aggressive posture […] The post US takes off the gloves in global cyber wars: top officials appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 35 min. ago

Duterte welcomes U.S. national security adviser s threats vs ICC

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has found an ally in United States National Security Adviser John Bolton who, last September 10, threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it would proceed with investigations into America's war crimes in Afghanistan or into any of its allies. "The timely word of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 35 min. ago

Takeover tools threaten banks without letup

Worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise. According to the Akamai 2018 State of the Internet/Security Credential Stuffing Attacks report, approximately 3.2 billion malicious logins per month have been detected in the first four months this year and over 8.3 billion malicious login attempts from bots in May and June 2018 — a monthly average increase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Airbus to showcase products in Manila show – Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin Airbus to showcase products in Manila showManila BulletinAirbus will highlight its wide range of defence, space, helicopter and unmanned aerial system (UAS) products and services at next week’s Asian Defense & Security (ADAS) 2018 exhibition in Manila, the Philippines. The third edition of ADAS takes place … Source link link: Airbus to showcase products in Manila show – Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018