LAPD report reveals 91% decrease in investigations of terrorism in 2023

There was a 91% decrease in investigations into suspicious activity related to terrorism in Los Angeles in 2023, a stark drop compared to the 246 reports processed in 2015, according to an annual report released Wednesday. The Los Angeles Board of Police Commission unanimously approved the Nationwide SAR Initiative, a report mandated in 2009 for…

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Pakistan claims killing dozens of Afghan-based ‘terrorists’ in recent operations

Pakistan’s military said Wednesday that its operations against a recent surge in terrorist attacks from Afghanistan, and cross-border militant infiltration attempts, have resulted in the killings of nearly 30 “terrorists” in the last month. The announcement came a day after a U.S. research group said in a report that “Afghanistan has become a breeding ground…

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MARITIME TERRORISM IS ON THE RISE WHETHER WE NOTICE IT OR NOT

Most maritime issues for most people are out of sight and out of mind. While 90% of world trade happens by sea and 99% of the world’s telephonic and internet communication traverses submarine cables, many people cannot believe our level of reliance on the maritime domain, much less appreciate it. The resulting invisibility of the…

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Man appears in court over chemicals found in shed

A man has appeared in court charged with possessing explosive substances and the poison potassium cyanide. Harry Whittaker, 31, of Caddington, near Luton, Bedfordshire, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. The court was told chemicals were found in a shed at his home on 6 May. He is next due to appear at Southwark…

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State Department warns of terrorist attacks at Pride events abroad

The State Department has issued a global security alert warning Americans abroad that terrorists could target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and LGBTQ-related events during Pride Month in June. “Due to the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises United States citizens…

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Poland arrests nine suspects over alleged Russian sabotage plot

Poland has arrested nine members of an alleged Russian spy ring in connection with alleged sabotage plots, prime minister Donald Tusk said on Monday. “We currently have nine suspects detained and indicted, who have been directly implicated in the name of Russian (intelligence) services in acts of sabotage in Poland,” Tusk told private broadcaster TVN24.…

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British man accused of spying for China is found dead in park

A former British marine accused of spying for Hong Kong authorities in Britain has died in unexplained circumstances, police said Tuesday. Matthew Trickett, 37, was found by police late Sunday afternoon at Grenfell Park in Maidenhead, a town west of London, after a report from a member of the public. He was pronounced dead at…

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Ireland, Norway and Spain to recognise Palestinian state

Ireland, Norway, and Spain have announced they will formally recognise a Palestinian state from 28 May. Spain and Ireland said the decision was not against Israel nor in favour of Hamas, but rather in support of peace.Israel reacted angrily, warning the move would mean more instability in the region and recalling its ambassadors to all…

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