Terrorism News

France in Mourning After Latest Deadly Terror Attack Kills at Least 84

Eight months after a murderous rampage in Paris, a deadly attack in the coastal city of Nice on Bastille Day left at least 84 people dead and scores injured, threatening to throw a still-traumatized France into a tailspin and raising …

London Market’s Electronic Placing Platform Binds 1st Standalone Terrorism Risk

London Market Group (LMG) announce that the first standalone terrorism risk was bound on PPL – the London Market’s electronic placing platform – within the first hour of trading yesterday morning. The broker was Marsh and the underwriter was Chaucer. …

Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Airport Kills at Least 40; Islamic State Blamed

Coordinated suicide attacks at Istanbul’s international airport killed at least 40 people, tearing through the terminal at one of the busiest travel times of the year as Turkey struggles to contain the spillover from Syria’s civil war. Islamic State is …

Google, Facebook, Twitter Sued by Father of Victim of Paris Terrorist Attack

The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law. Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among …

Europe Terrorist Attacks in 2015 ‘Most Lethal’ in Nearly a Decade: Aon Risk Map

As terrorists increasingly target private citizens and public gatherings, last year marked the most lethal year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade, according to Aon Risk Solutions’ 2016 Terrorism and Political Violence Map. As a result of these …

Islamic Militants Could Target Nuclear Industry, Security Experts Warn

Meter-thick concrete walls and 1950s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry’s weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism rose after Belgian …

Marketform Committed to All Current Underwriting Lines After Strategic Review

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform has confirmed its commitment to all its current underwriting lines after completing a strategic review. These remaining lines are: accident & health, travel; bloodstock & livestock; cargo; financial lines; marine & energy liability; marine hull & …

2015 Global Insured Losses Lowest Since 2009 Despite El Niño Effects: Carpenter

One of the strongest El Niño periods on record and a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation were the climate drivers in 2015 that led to an exceptional season of Pacific tropical storms and severe windstorms and flooding in …

Re/Insurers Must Respond to Evolving Terrorist Risk with Relevant Products: JLT

The re/insurance industry is failing to respond to the growing global terrorist threat with products that meet the needs of their clients, according to a report published by JLT Re and JLT Specialty Ltd. Indeed, evidence that insurance has absorbed …

AIR Says Brussels Attacks Have Limited Insurer Impact; FERMA Issues Comment

The deadly coordinated attacks in Brussels on March 22, which killed 33 people and wounded 260. are expected to have limited impact on the insurance industry, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Loss of life and injuries to individuals …