Posts tagged as attack

Exiled Tajik activist attacked in Lithuania’s Kaunas

Monday, March 23, 2020

Two men attacked a Tajik political asylum seeker in Lithuania’s Kaunas on March 16. Human Rights Watch said it was a politically-motivated attack. The victim, Ilhomjon Yakubov, is the former head of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) in Tajikistan’s Sughd Region, according to HRW. The party was banned in 2015 by the authoritarian Tajik government. Yakubov received political asylum in Lithuania the same year. According to HRW,…

Lithuanian defence minister targeted again

Friday, March 20, 2020

A falsified email was sent to the NATO press office on Friday, alleging that Lithuanian  Defence   Minister Raimundas Karoblis is asking the US to continue large-scale military drills despite the Cov-19 pandemic. The fake press release featured a falsified Lithuanian defence ministry email address and claimed to be signed by a serving Lithuanian military officer, Laimis Bratikas. The email attempted to portray the Lithuanian leadership disregarding the threat posed…

Terrorist attack victim numbers decline, but many countries remain at risk of terrorism

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The number of people who died in terrorist attacks around the world had dropped 15.2% in 2018. Nevertheless, the number of countries that are under risk of terrorist attacks has only increased since then, as reported by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on Tuesday, 20 November. IEP’s this year’s published Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows that when compared to 2014, when terrorist organization Islamic State had first expanded…

Russia’s persecution of Lithuanian judges ‘attack on EU’ – Justice Minister Jankevičius

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Russia’s ongoing persecution of the judges and prosecutors is an unprecedented attach on the whole of the European Union, Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius says. Russia said in July 2018 it had opened a criminal case against Lithuanian judges and prosecutors involved in the so-called January 13 case, in which the former Soviet Defence Minister Dmitry Yazov and more than 60 other former Soviet officials and military officers were convicted…

18 killed in attack against protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Iraqi security forces wearing masks and black plainclothes opened fire at protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks since the country was engulfed by protests this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their government’s corruption, lack of services…

Bomb attack hits police bus in southern Turkey

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A bomb attack hit a bus carrying police in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Wednesday morning and some people were wounded, security sources said. CNN Turk broadcast video of a badly damaged bus surrounded by debris and other damaged vehicles under a pedestrian overpass in the area of Yuregir in Adana. The sources said ambulances took the wounded to hospitals in the area. Armed police sealed off the…

Saudi Arabia Oil Attack a Geopolitical Game-changer in the Middle East

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

While the attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities have exposed the vulnerability of Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and a precarious global economy that such attacks can trigger in the event of any suffering in the oil industry; geopolitically, there is good reason to believe they could be a game-changer in the geopolitics of the Middle East. Indeed, the attacks have ushered in a geopolitical security environment in which national security threats…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…

Kabul attack: nearly 100 injured in Taliban bombing, say officials

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 95 people, government officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for what it said was a suicide attack. There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan, despite the Taliban and the US appearing to be close to reaching a historic pact for American troops to withdraw, in exchange for a Taliban pledge…