Asia

At least 3 killed in Quetta mosque attack

Bomb attack kills at least three people and wounds 28 others inside mosque before Friday prayers.

Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

Security

Russia condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal

Moscow denounces reported US sanctions threat towards Ankara over its intention to buy Russia's missile defence system.

Russia condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal

Burkina Faso

Four hostages freed in Burkina Faso raid

Two French soldiers killed while rescuing the four foreign hostages in northern Burkina Faso.

French troops rescue four hostages in Burkina Faso raid

Middle East

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

ISIL claims responsibility after suicide bomber detonates explosives in the market of a Shia area in eastern Baghdad.

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

North Korea

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Report of latest launch comes days after Pyongyang tested rockets and a short-range missile last Saturday.

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Military

Who are the world's top military spenders?

US, China, Saudi Arabia top list of nations, as $1.82 trillion spent on defence worldwide in 2018, says think-tank.

SIPRI: Global military spending 'highest since Cold War'

In the Field

Russia in Africa: Inside a military training centre in CAR

Russia says it wants to help establish peace in CAR, but others believe it may exploit resources and cause instability.

Nigeria

Five years on, 112 Nigerian Chibok girls still missing

At least 276 girls were taken from a government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.

Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls: Five years on, 112 still missing

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

About $20m went towards security for Mark Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9m the prior year.

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

The Listening Post

Between 'swarms' and 'security': How media report on migration

A Listening Post special on migration and the media's role in framing this era-defining story.

Security

Whistleblower: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

Official says Trump administration overruled experts to give security clearances to dozens of people, including Kushner.

Whistleblower: Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials

AJ IMPACT

Saudis 'had access' to Amazon CEO Bezos's phone: Investigator

Investigator hired to look into release of messages by US tabloid says Saudi government had access to Bezos's phone.

Social media

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Security website's report forces social media giant to admit its servers stored millions of passwords in plain text.

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Opinion

On how Mehdi Hasan caught Erik Prince in a lie

But left some important questions about the private security industry unasked and unanswered.

Deborah Avant

by Deborah Avant

Deborah Avant

Head to Head

Transcript: Erik Prince on Iraq, privatising wars, and Trump

Read the full transcript of our discussion with the founder and former CEO of the private security firm, Blackwater.