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Attack on Saudi Arabia: US Issues Statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:13

The United States strongly condemns the latest attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The State Department said in a press-release: "We are gathering more information, but it appears to have been ... Read More

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 23:02

Delta Air puts Donald Trump supporters who heckled Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham on no-fly list Read More

Tourists beware: Russia’s most dangerous crime spots revealed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 16:20

Foreign tourists are drawn to Russia by its gleaming cathedral domes, historic sites, exotic locations and breathtaking nature. But, along with those glittering tourist attractions, Russia also has some very ... Read More

Dozens killed and wounded in Aden International Airport attack in Yemen

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 15:45

According to the regional news sources, at least 27 people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack on Aden International Airport in Yemen. An explosion and automatic gunfire ... Read More

Four people wounded in Berlin shooting

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 26, 2020 15:56

Four people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Berlin's Kreuzberg district Armed police have been deployed and a manhunt for the suspects is currently ... Read More

Two people stabbed in another Islamist terrorist attack in UK

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020 22:51

A 57-year-old man was detained by Lancashire police after violently attacking two women and stabbing them with the knife in the city of Burnley in northern England. According to the ... Read More

Four people killed, dozens injured in ‘intentional’ car-ramming in Germany

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 19:04

A car plowed through a pedestrianized zone in the German town of Trier on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least four people and injuring dozens. German police have later confirmed four ... Read More

Several people killed, wounded in Vienna Islamist terror attack

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020 22:07

Several people carried out a terrorist attack in central Vienna on Monday, in which a number of people were killed and many people were injured, the Vienna police reported today. ... Read More

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020 18:39

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well ... Read More

IATA and UNOCT cooperate on countering terrorist travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020 09:49

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Program ... Read More

Al-Qaeda Terror Attack on Elite Hotel kills 16, injured 28

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 17, 2020 00:07

The Elite Hotel in Somalia is a luxury beach resort hotel in the capital city of Mogadishu. Today 16 people were killed and at least 28 injured in a terror ... Read More

German Citizen from Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020 18:48

When flying on Emirates Airlines from Los Angeles to India, you need to change planes in Dubai, UAE. This may cost Jamshid Sharmahd his life. Jamshid Sharmahd is a German ... Read More

Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask

The Media Line The Media Line- July 26, 2020 20:31

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that can identify people wearing masks has been deployed by law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the globe. Developed by Corsight AI, a ... Read More

Iran claims US fighter jets ‘endangered’ Mahan Air passenger plane

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020 00:55

Iranian media claims that US Air Force fighter jets 'unsafely intercepted' Iran's Mahan Air passenger aircraft en route from Tehran to Beirut, causing 'injuries' to several passengers. Earlier Iranian officials ... Read More

Pirates attack tanker in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap 13 sailors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020 16:15

Pirates attacked the chemical tanker Curacao Trader about 210 miles (around 338km) off the coast of Benin, in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, today, the vessel’s Greek operator said, according ... Read More

Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020 18:38

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents. ... Read More

Warning: Islamic State Terror Targeting Egypt and Suez Canal

The Media Line The Media Line- May 10, 2020 20:13

Analysts say the security situation in Egypt’s North Sinai region is deteriorating following a deadly attack claimed by Islamic State. A blast on May 1 targeted an armored vehicle south ... Read More

US Navy ordered to sink Iranian gunboats in Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2020 19:21

American President Donald Trump tweeted today that he has ordered US Navy to destroy any and all Iranian gunboats that harass American warships in the Persian Gulf. "I have instructed ... Read More

COVID-19 impact on US Travel & Tourism nine times worse than 9/11 attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 18:43

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a total impact from coronavirus that is nine times greater than ... Read More

Cure found for COVID-19 with a single dose of an already FDA approved drug?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020 04:19

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal ... Read More

Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 15:56

During an unscheduled televised address on Wednesday night, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to citizens, who breach lockdown restrictions amid coronavirus crisis - violate quarantine and you ... Read More

Special Advisor for Canada’s response to Ukraine International Airlines tragedy named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020 15:51

On January 8, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents. The ... Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii: Jail for visitors and residents not observing shelter in place

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020 02:33

Curfew! Shelter in place order for Waikiki, Honolulu and the rest of the Island Oahu, Hawaii. Stay in your hotel room or residence! To stop the aggressive spread of Coronavirus ... Read More

oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance airlines call for extraordinary support

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 13:50

On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented ... Read More

Turkey opens Gates to Europe for Syrians

The Media Line The Media Line- March 1, 2020 17:28

Europe is on high alert, not only for Coronavirus but for refugees from Syria entering the Schengen area. NATO "Partner" Turkey will allow refugees to leave its country as it ... Read More

Read what Norwegian Cruise Line victims told the Attorney General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2020 21:49

The cruise business is preparing for major losses of its billion dollar profits. Almost all known cruise companies have been generous with their refunds and rescheduling options in these times ... Read More

10 people injured in German Carnival parade car attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020 15:25

More than 10 people were injured when a car deliberately crashed into a crowd during a Carnival parade in the central German town of Volksmarsen today, local police said. The ... Read More

What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020 07:33

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in the United States. The Espionage Act charges carry a maximum sentence of 170 ... Read More

Stay with me! Iran 40 days after remains Xenophobic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020 23:07

In 2008 it was the hope of an initiative by this publication to get Iranians motivated with the idea for Peace Through Tourism. A few days ago was the 40th ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines launches memorial to victims of Iran attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020 22:25

On Monday, February 17, at Boryspil International airport, Ukraine International Airlines launched the construction of a park in memoriam of the victims in UIA passenger plane shot down by Iranian ... Read More

Passenger with bagful of bullets arrested in Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020 16:42

Police officers have apprehended a woman trying to carry a bag with 50 small-caliber bullets through Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Russia, a source in law enforcement agencies said. "A woman ... Read More

London train station evacuated after stabbing attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020 15:51

London police have swarmed Euston railway station on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, on Saturday afternoon. Armed London’s Metropolitan Police officers have descended on central London train ... Read More

Thai soldier goes on shooting rampage, kills 17 in Korat shopping mall

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020 15:59

Thai police and army detachments are currently searching for an army sniper who has killed at least 17 people in a mass shooting and taken hostages inside Nakhon Ratchasima’s Korat ... Read More

Wife of Lesotho Prime Minister faces charges of murdering his ex-wife

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020 19:15

An arrest warrant for Lesotho Prime Minister's wife was issued the day she fled the country, after refusing to report to police for questioning in connection with the murder of ... Read More