The international airport of Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile had to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon following a bomb threat. Apparently the emergency was called after a passenger started yelling he was carrying an explosive device hidden in his clothes, immediately forcing airport authorities to empty the terminal.
An armed man was arrested in the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential office, who tried to enter on the grounds that he had an audience with President Mauricio Macri. The suspect was carrying a box with a Magnum 44 Taurus revolver and was arrested by the Military House before entering the building, according to information from the Government office in Buenos Aires.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face-covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people.
The Sri Lankan government has imposed a nationwide curfew after a string of bomb blasts at churches and hotels on Sunday that left 207 dead, including 35 foreigners, and at least 450 injured people have been admitted to hospital, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told reporters in Colombo.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting.
A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an ordinary white man - until he became anything but ordinary.
A blast at a bus stop that wounded five people in the centre of the Chilean capital on Friday was described as a terrorist act by the government. A Venezuelan couple was hospitalized with facial and leg injuries after handling a package containing the device at the bus stop on the busy Vicuna Mackenna Avenue, authorities said.
Argentine Security minister Patricia Bullrich rejected the UK's latest report on security in Argentina arguing there are “no reason for a change of the country's status” regarding possible terrorist attacks during the coming G20 leaders summit, scheduled to be hosted at the end of the month in Buenos Aires.
Suspected explosive devices were sent to former United States president Barack Obama, defeated presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, New York governor Andres Cuomo and to a building housing CNN's New York bureau, less than 24 hours apart and less than two weeks before key US midterm elections, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
The US ambassador to the United Nations has dismissed Iran's assertion that Washington and its Gulf allies are to blame for a deadly attack at a military parade and says Tehran should look closer to home. Before leaving for the United Nations on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused other countries, including the US, of provoking the attack killed 25 people and wounded 60 on Saturday.