An attack in northeast Uganda killed geologists and soldiers protecting them, with the finger of blame pointed at local cattle rustlers.
A rocket and gunfire attack targeted the premises of a Chinese oil services company servicing the Petronas-operated Al-Gharraf oilfield in southern Iraq. China’s Zongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group (ZPEC) escaped damage and there were no casualties, officials said.
Oil surged above $71 a barrel in Asian trading after Saudi Arabia said the world’s largest crude terminal was attacked, although output appeared to be unaffected after the missiles and drones were intercepted.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile attack on Saudi Aramco, but an oil official in the kingdom said the projectiles were intercepted before they could hit their target in the southern Jazan region.
Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline in the Niger Delta Region.
The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for an attack on Chevron’s oil facility in Nigeria.
A Nigerian official has confirmed an attack by a militant group on an Eni pipeline.
A nuclear power plant in Germany has been hit by a cyber attack, according to reports.
Statoil employees have left Algeria just a couple of weeks after the gas plant where they worked was attacked by terrorists.
Belgian authorities have warned Islamic State (IS) terrorists could be attempting to attack nuclear plants or obtain nuclear materials.
A coordinated cyber-attack at the end of last year on Ukraine’s power grid was made by hackers using a Russian-based internet provider as well as calls from inside the country.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a mob attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran earlier had “hurt” the Islamic Republic, in a speech that also praised officials who secured the lifting of sanctions over the weekend. Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Iran after protesters stormed the mission in response to the execution by Saudi authorities of a prominent Shiite cleric on Jan. 2, deepening tensions between two powers on opposing sides in many of the region’s conflicts.
Almost 10% of companies in the UK are unaware they have been victim to cyber security attacks with incidents now costing an average of £1.7million, according to a new report. The annual survey, which involved more than 10,000 executive from more than 127 countries, showed an escalation in the frequency, severity and impact of cyber-attacks. Insiders - either current or former employers - top the list as a major source of incidents. But it was also found firms are becoming more adept at prevention and detection methods with innovation also on the rise.
The son of a worker kidnapped in Libya has spoken of his shock at the incident. The man's father Fausto Piano was taken earlier this week along with his three colleagues Gino Pollicardo, Salvatore Failla and Filippo Calcagno. The men, who work for Bonatti construction company, were kidnapped near an industrial complex owned by energy company Eni in the western city of Mellitah.