Thursday, October 17News For London


Confidence is key: Preparing yourself against terror threats and assault

Confidence is key: Preparing yourself against terror threats and assault

Fitness, Politics, Terror
Recent terror scares in London and high level of assaults on the streets have resulted in self-defence classes booming with applications. The UK has seen a surge of terrorist attacks in the past year, which has resulted in the British government ranking the threat level as ‘SEVERE,’ according to the government website. There was also an approximation of 12 sex offenders caught in 2017 alone and recent report of a man suspected of 25 counts of attacks on woman and girls in London this past year. In circumstances like this and with threats coming from all angles—politically and personally—the people of London must be confident and know what to do during any act of violence that may come their way. One of the best ways to prepare in any threatening situation is to have knowledge and ski

Woman from London arrested in anti-terror raids

News, ReportingWeek2, Terror
  A woman from London was one of the six people arrested by counter-terror police across the country today. The 32-year-old woman was held along with four men aged from 22 to 36 from Derby and a 27-year-old man from Burton upon Trent. Scene in Derby where Leopold street is cordoned off after 4 Derby men arrested in series of terror raids this morning— Sarah Teale (@SarahTealeTV) December 12, 2016 A statement from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NECT) said the six were arrested on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. Police are still searching six properties in London and two other cities as part of the investigation. The series of dawn raids was led by the NECT and supported by local officers from Derbyshire, Staffordsh...

Women facing war in the Imperial War Museum and around the world

Culture, International, Terror
As combatants, civilian supports, widows or victims of war crimes, women face war as hardly as men. The Imperial War Museum presents two photograph exhibitions paying homage to those women who experienced the war and emphasizing their role.   One exhibition shows the pictures of women that the female photographer Lee Miller took in Europe during the Second World War. The second exhibition presents eleven portraits by the photographer Nick Danziger of women facing contemporary military conflicts around the world.   Those two exhibitions show different aspects of the impacts of conflicts of women’s lives. As Lee Miller mainly shot for British Vogue, fashion takes an important place in her photographs. They show for example how British women tried to stay elegant despite t

Women arrested for terrorism increased in 2015

DontUse, Politics, Terror
The number of women arrested for terrorism related crimes arose in 2015 compared to 2014, a government's official statistics says. The survey, released by the Home Office on Thursday, reveals that 44 women were arrested in 2015, showing an increase of 15 compared with previous year. 40 of them were alleged to have links with international terrorist organizations operating mainly in the Middle East. Despite the overall number of arrests by the Metropolitan Police decreased in 2015 in Great Britain (280 arrests, a decrease of 9 compared with 2014), the number of women involved in terrorism related offences is in sharp growth since 9/11. The statistics also refers a new trend: there has been an increase of people aged over 30 involved in those crimes. Youngsters aged 18-20 have ...
ANKARA: Suicide car bombing kills several

ANKARA: Suicide car bombing kills several

DontUse, Politics, Terror
Turkish Health Ministry put the death toll at 37. Over a hundred people are injured or reported missing. The explosion that killed several people took place at 18:45pm in the heart of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Reports state that the deadly explosion took place as the car drove past a bus stop in Kizilay, considered the cities busiest square. Officials reported one female suicide bomber, who is described as being a member of the PKK being amongst those who died. The Kurdish militant organisation PKK is considered responsible for the brutal terror attack. Yesterday, Ankara court imposed an immediate ban on Facebook and Twitter after images from the blast scene were shared on social media platforms. A broadcast ban from the scene was also put in place. Turkish president R...

Londoners continue to join ISIS

International, Politics, Terror
Further evidence emerges that Londoners continue to join ISIS.   Cubeyda Hassan Jama today appeared at Westminster Magistrates court after being arrested in Romania on Friday, accused of trying to join ISIS. Jama, a Finnish national and Middlesex University computing student (19), was arrested after he took a flight from London to Bucharest, before being deported back to London. The 19 year old, originally of Somali descent, spoke only to confirm his name and address. His lawyer, Amirtha Kylahsum indicated her client would plead not guilty to charges of intending to commit acts of terrorism, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006. He will be remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey on February 19. ‘ISIS Beatles’ This comes just days after th

Man arrested at Disneyland Paris for possession of firearms

International, Terror
French authorities swiftly arrested a 28-year-old man at a hotel near Disneyland Paris today, after he attempted to enter with a bag containing two guns, a Koran and ammunition. The man is reportedly not known to French security services, and was caught when his bag triggered alarms, as it passed through a metal detector. French media have reported that he was accompanied by a female companion, who was also arrested, but her name has not been disclosed. This latest incident comes at a time when France remains in a state of emergency following the Paris terror attack in November, which left 130 dead.  Islamic State ultimately claimed responsibility. French President Francois Hollande has been attempting to extend the length of the current state of emergency until at least Ap