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EU to sign defence pact, may allow limited British role

EU to sign defence pact, may allow limited British role

France, Germany and 20 other EU governments are set to sign a defence pact on Monday they hope marks a new era of European military integration to cement unity after Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

France frets over 'internal' threat two years after Paris attacks

France frets over 'internal' threat two years after Paris attacks

With Islamic State losing ground in Iraq and Syria, hundreds of French citizens - and in some cases their children - are expected to attempt to return to France, leaving the government in a quandary over how to deal with them.

More agreements to be signed to enhance public safety, security at sport venues

More agreements to be signed to enhance public safety, security at sport venues

More agreements would be reached between the Council of Europe and Qatar in different areas of anti-doping and also to enhance public safety and security in major sport venues ...

Experts highlight policing, security at major sport events

Experts highlight policing, security at major sport events

A host of papers were presented by policing and security experts, based on their real experiences, on the second day of the 1st Major Event Safety and Security Conference.

Qatar to use foreign police officers during 2022: official

Qatar to use foreign police officers during 2022: official

Major Ali Mohammed al-Ali, deputy executive director for security with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body overseeing the tournament, also predicted that Qatar would deliver "the safest World Cup in the world".

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Qatar has made important achievements this year in the areas of security, world peace, competitiveness, combating the financing of terrorism and money laundering, to earn the confidence of international institutions and bodies.

Qatar renews pledge to strengthen women’s role in peace-building

Qatar renews pledge to strengthen women’s role in peace-building

Qatar renewed its commitment to continue efforts for strengthening the role of women in peace-building and security promotion, and to support initiatives to provide security and justice for women ...

Microsoft drops lawsuit as US govt limits use of gag orders

Microsoft drops lawsuit as US govt limits use of gag orders

Microsoft is dropping a lawsuit against the US government after the Department of Justice issued new rules limiting the use of secrecy orders that prevent firms from telling customers law enforcement has accessed their data.

Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years.

Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Pakistani paramilitary troops have killed eight militants from a group which tried to assassinate an opposition politician in Karachi, officials said Sunday.

Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack

Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack

Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said.

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

A top Emirati security official has said the only way for the Gulf crisis to end is for Qatar to give up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute ...