The government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is facing opposition on university campuses over concerns it is discriminatory and encourages spying, reports the Guardian.

In the run up to the Olympics, the Metropolitan Police Olympic Torch protection team have been put through their paces in training exercise at Hendon.

Members of the Armed Forces will today discover if they have been allocated tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games when the charity, Tickets For Troops, run their ballots for the first time.

A two day meeting has been arranged by the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna to empower women in countering violent extremism

A major two day exercise set last week tested the response of the government and the emergency services to a terrorist incident set during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

The fallout from the UK Border Agency’s relaxation of border checks reached a head today as Theresa May announced that the UK Border agency will be split in two.

The University of Central Lancashire is launching degrees in counter-terrorism and airport security, with the latter claimed as a first in the UK.

An RAF engineer, whose work has resulted in a reduction of casualties from improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, has won a prestigious engineering award.

European governments need to be more vigilant about emerging security threats such as left-wing extremism or new incarnations of al Qaeda through better sharing of intelligence, the European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator said on Tuesday.

A new Australian study says social networking sites are being used by terrorist groups to groom vulnerable people, and the country should be limiting extremist propaganda on the internet.

Members of the Muslim community took part in a counter-terrorism exercise in Worcester earlier this month - the first in the city.

US government agencies and organisations will undertake online training on email authentication to prevent targeted email attacks. This effort is a critical part of the frontline of defence against cyber threats as outlined by President Obama and Cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt.

The piracy information-sharing infrastructure covering Asia and the Indian Ocean has been significantly enhanced with the signing of an important agreement in Singapore.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that merchant vessels flying the red ensign will be allowed to carry armed guards for protection against acts of piracy.

Stansted Airport has carried out a major training exercise to test emergency response to a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incident – the first UK airport to undertake an exercise of this scale.

A new agreement on the transfer of EU air passengers’ personal data to the Australian Customs Service has been approved by the European Parliament.


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