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Arystan division - special service of Kazakhstan National Security Commission
Former head of Presidential Security Service now heads special division of National Security Commission

Former Head of the Presidential Security Service Anuar Sadykulov was appointed head of Arystan special division of the National Security Commission.

Former head of Presidential Security Service now heads special division of National Security Commission
Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama

The US gun lobby lashed out at President Barack Obama Tuesday as an "elitist hypocrite" for providing Secret Service protection to his daughters but balking at having armed guards in all schools.

Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
US to support Afghan village operations: envoy
US to support Afghan village operations: envoy

The US military will keep providing logistical support in villages as it hands over the security lead to Afghan forces this spring, Afghanistan's envoy to Washington said Monday.

US to support Afghan village operations: envoy
Gun lobby takes aim at Biden's guns task force
Gun lobby takes aim at Biden's guns task force

The top US firearms lobby emerged from talks with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing violence Thursday saying he cared more about stamping out gun rights than protecting school kids.

Gun lobby takes aim at Biden's guns task force
Obama to host Afghan president Friday at White House
Obama to host Afghan president Friday at White House

US President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House on Friday for talks centered on the long-term security compact between the two countries.

Obama to host Afghan president Friday at White House
Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals
Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals

The rival presidents of Sudan and South Sudan met for face-to-face talks Saturday to push forward stalled security, oil and border deals, and discuss the fate of the contested Abyei region.

Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals
US school massacre survivors ready for class
US school massacre survivors ready for class

Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as "the safest school in America."

US school massacre survivors ready for class
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France to take in Afghans in danger for working with troops

France will take in Afghans whose security is at risk after having worked with its troops in the war-ravaged country, joining other Western nations facing a similar quandary.

France to take in Afghans in danger for working with troops
US gun lobby urges armed police in every school
US gun lobby urges armed police in every school

The United States' most powerful pro-gun lobbying group demanded Friday that armed police be deployed to every school in the country following a mass shooting that left 20 young children dead.

US gun lobby urges armed police in every school
Canada's Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. ©REUTERS
Canada adds elite Iranian force to terror list

Canada added Iran's Quds Force to a list of terrorist groups on Thursday, saying the elite special operations unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had been arming the Taliban, Hamas and others.

Canada adds elite Iranian force to terror list
UN sanctions two Iran firms over Syria arms supplies
UN sanctions two Iran firms over Syria arms supplies

The UN Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on two Iranian firms accused of supplying arms to the Syrian government.

UN sanctions two Iran firms over Syria arms supplies
US inquiry slams 'grossly inadequate' Benghazi security
US inquiry slams 'grossly inadequate' Benghazi security

A long-awaited inquiry into a deadly militant attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi late Tuesday slammed State Department security arrangements there as "grossly inadequate."

US inquiry slams 'grossly inadequate' Benghazi security
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka has defended China's increased naval presence in the Indian Ocean and rejected claims that it is a threat to regional power India.

Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
McAfee discharged from Guatemala hospital: official
McAfee discharged from Guatemala hospital: official

US Internet security guru John McAfee was discharged from a Guatemala police hospital Thursday after being admitted with what his lawyer called "heart problems," a hospital official said.

McAfee discharged from Guatemala hospital: official
Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission
Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Vice-President of the European Commission Baroness Catherine Ashton.

Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque. ©REUTERS
Israel firms up security as Gaza truce takes hold

Israel restricted Palestinian access to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound and kept a tight grip on security as a first fatality tested a hard-won truce ending fighting in and around Gaza.

Israel firms up security as Gaza truce takes hold
Sudan disrupts security 'plot'; tanks seen in street
Sudan disrupts security 'plot'; tanks seen in street

Sudan's powerful intelligence service on Thursday said it had disrupted a "plot" to disturb the country's security, as a witness saw tanks moving in the streets of the capital.

Sudan disrupts security 'plot'; tanks seen in street
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Kazakhstan National Security Commission working with Foreign Ministry to block extremist websites

Around 950 websites promoting terrorism, violence and extremism were blocked in Kazakhstan by court rulings in 2011-2012.

Kazakhstan National Security Commission working with Foreign Ministry to block extremist websites
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Security increase reported after Tibet protests

China is ramping up security in Tibetan areas after a spate of self-immolation protests just as Beijing holds a key political gathering.

Security increase reported after Tibet protests
Special forces of Kazakhstan National Security Commission. ©RIA Novosti
National Security Commission sees need for regional anti-terrorist commissions

We believe that to effectively resolve these problems we should create two vertical chains of command: deputy chairman of Kazakhstan National Security Commission.

National Security Commission sees need for regional anti-terrorist commissions