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October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018: The Netherlands expels Russian GRU spies targeting chemical weapons watchdog

SITUATION The Netherlands accused Russian GRU members in a cyber-attack on a global chemical weapons agency. On October 4, 2018, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense published an information about 4 men who are the citizens of Russia. According to the report, GRU members are suspected in a cyber-attack plot against the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. During the meeting, Defense Minister of the Netherlands Ank Bijleveld-Schouten made the announcement alongside Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands, saying the alleged operation to attack the OPCW was disrupted on April 13th . They added that a cyber-attack...

 

October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018: Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, disappeared after entering consulate in Turkey

SITUATION A Saudi journalist who has been outspoken about his criticisms of the country’s leadership has gone missing while on a visit to the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Journalist’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz, and his friends raised concern over his safety. Saudi authorities announced he had left their consulate before disappearing while Turkey government and his fiancée claimed they had detained him in the consulate. The disappearance of Khashoggi may signal a new level of brazenness by Saudi security forces seeking to silence opponents and critics at home and abroad, however, such accusations haven’t been proven yet. The journalist, Jamal Khashoggi,...

 

October 4, 2018

October 3, 2018: Fake Forex Dealings case leads to 3 arrests in Kenya

SITUATION During an ongoing crackdown an illegal immigrant in the East African country, the fake currency was found in Kenya. According to police, fake money valued approximately at Sh1 billion was hidden in Sandal Wood Apartment along Brookeside Drive in Westlands. Besides, in the next room, the police also found strange objects in form of animal skin and beads believed to be used by the suspects for witchcraft purposes. The police squad team raided the home only to find huge amounts of fake money in form of Euros, Dollars and Pounds hidden in of the rooms of the three-bedroom house....

 

October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018: Cincinnati Police Department has 16 unsolved murders

 SITUATION In Cincinnati, Ohio police is in need of urgent help to solve 16 cold cases. “We need more of the community to step up. We need our people. All our people, white, black, Latino, to step up and say we are tired of being tired and we are tired of being scared," Steve Sherman said, Outreach coordinator at The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission. Most of the crimes are still unsolved since 2016 and police is seeking help to find suspects and perpetrators.  Two specific cases they referred to, include the case of 27-year-old James Stephen who died from multiple...

 

October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018: Turkey detained more than 400 suspects for Terrorism financing

SITUATION Turkish police detained 417 individuals in a major nationwide crackdown on illicit money transfers to individuals of Iranian lineage living in the United States. Police arrested the residents on suspicion of financial crimes, including financing terrorism after prosecutors issued warrants in Istanbul, Turkey. Hurriyet newspaper said on its website that among those facing arrest were individuals with links to Kurdish, leftist and Islamist militant groups and some were also being investigated for drug smuggling. According to the law enforcement statement, 417 suspects have been identified and so far, 216 suspects have rounded up in the operation where theses suspects simultaneously made...