Android’s March 2021 security update rolls out starting today

Android’s March 2021 security update rolls out starting today

  According to a report Today is Monday, March 1, which means it’s time for another security patch update. Right on schedule, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for March 2021. They also published the latest Pixel Update Bulletin which details the latest functional updates coming to supported Pixel phones in the update rolling out […]

Ghana security forces shut down LGBTQ office: Rights group

The LGBT+ Rights Ghana group says its Accra office was raided and closed by security forces. Ghana security forces raided and shut down the office of an LGBTQ rights group in the capital, Accra, the organisation has said, after politicians and religious leaders called for its closure. Gay sex is a criminal offence in the […]

Ex-House security head: Intel said no need for troops before riot

FBI says it warned law enforcement of threat of the Capitol riot, planned in part on publicly available social media. Former US House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving denied on Tuesday authorities had rejected having the National Guard deployed at the US Capitol on January 6 because it might look bad, saying the intelligence did […]

Philippine security forces arrest nine women with extremist ties

KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15 percent last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by […]

Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

WASHINGTON — As House leaders haggle over the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a bipartisan group of senators is pressing ahead with a series of investigative hearings to scrutinize the security breakdowns that failed to prevent the deadly pro-Trump rampage. The inquiry begins on Tuesday with […]

China’s ‘No 1 document’: Beijing steps up focus on food security

China points to ‘instability of the external situation’ in latest rural policy blueprint, urges boost in domestic seed supplies. China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after the COVID-19 pandemic, a key policy […]

Biden tells Munich Security Conference ‘America is back’

In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United States was recommitted to multilateral engagement. “America is back,” he said on Friday, breaking away from his predecessor Donald Trump’s isolationist foreign policy that saw the US […]

Rare show of unity in Security Council in support of fair vaccine distribution

MANILA: Washington will continue to find ways to strengthen and advance security cooperation with the Philippines, its “oldest” ally in the region, the US State Department has told Arab News. It follows the latest demand by President Rodrigo Duterte for the US to pay more if it wants to maintain the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) […]

Five Afghan security force members killed in attack on UN convoy

Unidentified gunmen attack a UN convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing five members of the Afghan security forces. A United Nations convoy has been attacked on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, with unidentified gunmen killing five Afghan security force members who were escorting the international agency’s vehicles. An Afghan interior ministry official said […]

UN Security Council fails to agree on joint Syria declaration

The declaration was meant to jump-start the deadlocked peace process for Syria after nearly 10 years of bloody conflict. The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to agree on a joint declaration on war-torn Syria, capping a day of negotiations in which the body’s special envoy to the country called to jump-start the deadlocked peace […]

Hong Kong’s top court denies bail to Jimmy Lai in security case

Landmark decision marks the first time Hong Kong’s top court rules on a case relating to sweeping national security law. Hong Kong’s top court has denied bail to prominent Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, siding with prosecutors in a key test of the city’s draconian national security law. The decision on Tuesday marked the first time […]

French security bill: ‘Illegal tactics’ used against protesters

Amnesty condemns police arrests of people who attended mass demonstrations against controversial bill. French authorities have used “illegal tactics” including arbitrary detentions to “crush protests and silence critics” of the proposed Global Security Bill, Amnesty International said on Monday. If passed, the law would curb people’s ability to share images identifying police officers in the […]

Security agents killed in central Somalia roadside bomb attack

Abdirashid Abdinur, intelligence chief for Dhusamareeb town, killed in the blast claimed by al-Shabab, police said. A roadside bomb went off just outside the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb on Sunday, killing 12 agents working for the National Intelligence and Security Agency, police said. Those killed included Abdirashid Abdunur, the head of the intelligence agency […]

Bomb kills 12 security agents in Somalia as politicians wrangle over presidency

article author:  Reuters Author:  Sun, 2021-02-07 17:04 MOGADISHU: Twelve security agents were killed on Sunday by a roadside bomb planted outside a Somali town where political leaders had been meeting to try to resolve a row over a presidential selection process due to be held on Monday. Extremist group al Shabaab, which analysts say is […]

Sudan: Further GERD filling ‘direct threat’ to national security

Irrigation and water resources minister says the unilateral move by Ethiopia in July would ‘threaten the lives of half the population in central Sudan’. Sudan has said neighbouring Ethiopia should not unilaterally go ahead with the further filling a massive dam on the Blue Nile River, saying such a move would threaten its national security. […]

Breach at home base of Air Force One prompts security review

The US Air Force is reviewing security protocols after an unarmed man accessed the flightline at Joint Base Andrews. The US Air Force ordered a broad review of security at all its installations on Friday, after an unarmed man got access to the flight line at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and entered an aircraft […]

‘No room for debate’: Hong Kong outlines security law for schools

Hong Kong children as young as six years old will be taught the “great importance” of the territory’s national security law and what constitutes foreign interference and subversion under new education guidelines for the city. Beijing imposed the security law in June last year after tens of thousands of people took to the streets in […]

Security Council fails to agree statement condemning Myanmar coup

The UN Security Council has failed to agree on a joint statement condemning Monday’s coup in Myanmar, after a closed-door meeting in response to the power grab and detention of the civilian government including the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but diplomats said discussions would continue. The 15-member council was considering a UK-drafted statement […]

Biden homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed

Mayorkas is first Latino and first immigrant to head the department, which oversees immigration and domestic security. President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, was confirmed Tuesday by the United States Senate. Mayorkas was the first of Biden’s cabinet picks to face major Republican backlash in the chamber, […]

UK slaps sanctions on four top Zimbabwe security officials

Minister for State Security Owen Ncube is among those hit with travel bans and asset freezes. The United Kingdom has slapped sanctions on four Zimbabwean security officials over alleged human rights abuses, in a move that will restrict their travel to Britain and freeze their assets. Applying a new sanctions regime following its exit from […]

Eight Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

The soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber hit the base with an explosives-laden Humvee. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a base for Afghan defence forces in the country’s east, killing at least eight security personnel in an attack claimed by the Taliban. The pre-dawn assault on Saturday took place […]

India steps up security after blast near Israeli Embassy

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s plan to work to reopen the Palestinians’ diplomatic mission in Washington could be held up over a law that exposes Palestinian officials to US anti-terror lawsuits, officials and advisers to the Palestinians say.The Biden administration hopes to repair relations with the Palestinians after a sharp deterioration under former President Donald […]

Huawei CFO case: Judge rejects Meng’s request to nix security

Prosecutors for the Canadian government argued Meng Wanzhou should be considered a flight risk. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s request to loosen the bail terms set during her release from jail in 2018 was rejected a Canadian judge on Friday, as she continues to fight extradition to the United States. Meng is facing charges […]