Ecuador: still on the FATF list, despite promulgation of the COIP

Ecuador remains in the list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of countries that do not cooperate in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. This was confirmed by the entity, which also recognized the promulgation of the Organic Comprehensive Criminal...

Lebanon seeks to combat terrorism with support of Ecuador

Lebanese Chancellor Gebran Bassil said on February 25 in Quito that his country seeks in Ecuador support in the international fight against terrorism and stressed the importance that international justice acts against such crimes. “The idea of religious groups that are...

France announces an action plan to combat jihadism

The French government announced yesterday an action plan to combat jihadism, including the monitoring of 3,000 people, hiring of Muslim chaplains in prisons and separate records for persons convicted of terrorism. The Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said that these measures are...

Europe on alert against jihadism after attacks in Belgium and France

Europe launched an offensive against jihadism, with the death of two suspects on Thursday in Belgium and the arrest this Friday of dozens more in this country, in France and in Germany, a week after the attacks in Paris. The Belgian authorities had information about...

Charlie Hebdo attacks were the responsibility of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed this Wednesday the responsibility for the attack of last week in Paris against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in a video posted on the internet. “Some heroes have been recruited and have acted,” said in the video Naser Ben Ali al...

EU ministers agree to strengthen border and Internet Securities

The Interior Ministers of Spain, Germany, UK, Italy and Belgium, agreed in Paris to strengthen the control of the EU external borders, the control of travelers and broadcast content on the Internet. The meeting, held in response to the attacks that left 17 fatalities in France...

Parliamentarians meet in Quito to discuss security and cyber espionage

Around 240 parliamentarians from 17 countries of Asia and the Pacific are in Quito since yesterday for the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, to discuss policies on climate change, security, cyber espionage and terrorism. The forum started on Sunday and...