News: Security

Suicide bomber kills 41 at Iraqi stadium

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a football stadium south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing 41 people and injuring 95 others. The blast in Iskandariyah happened in the early…

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Mar 26, 2016 Security / Sport / Venues /


UNWTO head advocates for safer, easier travel in 2016

The promotion of safe and seamless travel should be one of the key priorities for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).…

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Mar 15, 2016 Environment / Safety / Security / Tourism /


Threat to visitors to Indonesia as terrorists hit Jakarta

Terrorist attacks in Jakarta yesterday (14th January 2015) are likely to have an impact on tourism to Indonesia, including the popular holiday destination of Bali. The attacks, to the…

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Jan 15, 2016 Safety / Security / Tourism /


Indonesian Police on alert to combat Bali terror attack threat

Indonesian authorities in the tourist island of Bali are on high alert amid fears of a potential terrorist attack over the New Year period. More than 9,000 police will be deployed across…

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Dec 31, 2015 Events / Legal / Security / Tourism /


UAE attractions and venues alert to security threats

In the wake of terrorist incidents in Europe and global concerns about security, managers of attractions and venues in the United Arab Emirates are assessing their own security…

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Dec 10, 2015 Attractions / Security / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


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 /



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