News: Security

Islamic State jihadists target major venues in terror campaign

Regular contributor James M. Dorsey believes that stadia have emerged as a target of Islamic State jihadists in the wake of last weekend’s terror attacks in the French capital of…

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Nov 20, 2015 Safety / Security / Sport / Venues /


Cricket Australia call off Bangladesh tour over security fears

Australia’s tour of Bangladesh has been called off following high-level meetings about threats of militant attacks. Cricket Australia announced that the two-Test series, slated to…

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Oct 1, 2015 Security / Sport / Venues /


ICC will not send umpires to Pakistan

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will not send umpires to Pakistan to officiate in their upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe because of security concerns. Cricket’s…

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May 18, 2015 Security / Sport / Venues /


Islamic State jihadists destroy ancient treasures in Iraq’s Mosul museum

Islamic State has released a video showing militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers destroying priceless ancient artefacts in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Experts and officials…

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Feb 27, 2015 Attractions / Culture / Security /


Raised terror alert leads to increased event security

Security is to be tightened at major sporting events and public gatherings in the wake of the Australian Government's decision to raise terror alert level to high. With the Federal…

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Sep 13, 2014 Events / Security / Sport / Venues /


Rays to boost nature-based tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays, after the Indonesian Government backed evidence supporting the marine giants' tourism value. Indonesia now plans that…

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Feb 27, 2014 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Security / Tourism /


ACC presses ahead with Bangladesh Asia Cup plans

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed that the 2014 Asia Cup national team cricket tournament will take place in Bangladesh despite widespread civil unrest in the country. It has…

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Jan 10, 2014 Events / Marketing / Safety / Security / Sport /


Women barred from Afghanistan’s first waterpark

The conflict hardened Afghanistan capital of Kabul has a new attraction, a US$5 million waterpark in the heart of the city. The new 2,300 metre2 facility, which includes six water slides,…

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Oct 22, 2013 Attractions / Culture / Play / Security / Venues /



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