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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Hizballah to be banned by UK Government alongside other terrorist organisations

Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned by the UK Government following their proscription as terrorist organisations. A draft order laid in Parliament will proscribe Hizballah in its entirety alongside Ansaroul Islam and JNIM...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Interpol report affirms organised crime underpins major conflicts and terrorism worldwide

A new report warns that the illegal exploitation and taxation of gold, oil and other natural resources is overtaking traditional sources of threat finance, such as kidnapping for ransom and drug trafficking, which fund terrorist and militant groups. The World Atlas of Illicit...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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Naa’imur Rahman jailed for planning terror attack aimed at targeting Prime Minister

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a total of 30 years’ imprisonment after a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police Service, MI5 and the FBI foiled his plot to kill the Prime Minister Theresa May. As part of his intended attack, Naa’imur Rahman, 20...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming addresses NATO on benefits of collective security

During his visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June, GCHQ’s director Jeremy Fleming talked about countering global threats, the importance of European partnerships and the benefits of collective security. After meeting with the NATO secretary general Jens...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid outlines detail underpinning Government’s new Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Reducing the risk posed to the public and preventing the development of safe spaces in which terrorists might operate are at the very heart of an updated Counter-Terrorism Strategy launched this morning by newly-installed Home Secretary Sajid Javid during a speech delivered in...
Posted On 04 Jun 2018
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Trio found guilty of involvement in terror attack plot targeting Westfield and Heathrow

Three men have been found guilty of planning terror strikes on high-profile targets including Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and Heathrow Airport. A fourth man was convicted for harbouring a prohibited weapon. The three Daesh-inspired males have been convicted following a...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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New technology revealed by Home Office to help combat terrorist content online

The Home Office has announced the development of new technology to automatically detect terrorist content on any online platforms. Tests have shown that this new tool can automatically detect 94% of Daesh propaganda with 99.995% accuracy. It boasts “an extremely high degree...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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United Nations and Interpol leaders join forces to address global security issues

With an increased risk of foreign fighters returning home or joining other conflicts following the liberation of Da’esh-held territories transforming the global threat landscape, international security was necessarily high on the agenda during recent discussions held between the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
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