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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    Terror fears prompt tighter screening of travellers allowed into US visa-free

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 09:49pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Fears over Western jihadis fighting in Middle East behind requirement to provide additional information before being allowed aboard flights Visa-free travellers to U.S. face new checks The United States has imposed tighter screening measures on travellers from allied countries- mostly European but including Australia, New Zealand and some in East Asia- amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1632004/terror-fears-prompt-tighter-screening-travellers-allowed-us-visa-free
  2. News - China - SECURITY

    China to boost counterterrorism measures amid fears of attacks from returning IS fighters

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of them had then travelled to the Middle East via Southeast Asia, Pan added. State-run tabloid Global Times reported this week, citing official sources, that there were strong signs Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599075/china-step-counterterror-measures-amid-fears-over-returning-fighters
  3. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Malaysia foils Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb pubs, discos and Carlsberg brewery

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:49pm by AFP

    ... and Singapore, and planned to travel to Syria to learn from Islamic State, which has captured vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. The plotters included professionals and two housewives. ... of the arrests had been previously announced by authorities, but police had not detailed the group's suspected plans. Some had begun raising money- including via Facebook- to travel to Syria, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577265/malaysian-police-thwart-islamic-militant-bomb-plot
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    Is there a new Edward Snowden? US intelligence chiefs suspect a fresh leak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... fly" list totalling 47,000 people who were supposed to be banned from air travel and a further "selectee list" of 16,000 people who were supposed to get extra screening by security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567875/there-new-snowden-us-intelligence-chiefs-suspect-fresh-leak
  5. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge rules ‘no-fly’ ban on 13 Muslim citizens unconstitutional

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... their presence on the list had a constitutional right to travel and, on Tuesday, found the government violated that right. "For many," Brown wrote in Tuesday's decision, "international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540459/us-judge-rules-no-fly-ban-13-muslim-citizens-unconstitutional
  6. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Fake Hong Kong passports help traffickers fill Australian brothels

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Bryan Harris

    ... mechanism for checking travel documents has come under renewed scrutiny after it was revealed that local women were being trafficked to Australian brothels on fraudulent passports. Last month, the Sunday Morning Post reported that a number of Hong Kong women were being kept in slave-like conditions in Sydney brothels. It has since emerged that many of them travelled using false documents. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509397/fake-hong-kong-passports-help-traffickers-fill-australian-brothels
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US lawmakers fear freed Taliban a threat despite Obama's deal with Qatar curbing their activities

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:32pm by WASHPOST

    ... under a one-year travel ban insisted upon by Washington despite a Taliban request that the men be allowed to make the haj, Muslims' annual pilgrimage to nearby Saudi Arabia. The Obama ... take on other leadership roles within the Taliban. The strict travel ban will keep them from returning to any active role fighting US forces for at least a year. By that time, all US combat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526858/us-lawmakers-fear-freed-taliban-threat-despite-obamas-deal-qatar-curbing
  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Jailed Uygur academic Ilham Tohti's case handed to Xinjiang prosecutors, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... administrative body under the People's Liberation Army. Li and a fellow lawyer, Wang Yu, travelled to Urumqi on Sunday to check on the case and were relieved to learn no trial had taken place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538947/jailed-uygur-academic-ilham-tohtis-case-handed-xinjiang-prosecutors
  9. News - World - SECURITY

    White House adopts new rules after identity of Kabul CIA station chief revealed

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Weston, Massachusetts

    ... travelling to Afghanistan with Obama to withhold the CIA station chief’s name. The name of the top CIA agent in a country is usually not publicised to protect the officer and his family from possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530765/white-house-adopts-new-rules-after-identity-kabul-cia-station-chief
  10. News - World - SECURITY

    Too few airports check stolen passport database, Interpol says

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 07:03am by AFP, AP, Bryan Harris

    ... Ronald Noble said yesterday that the organisation's Stolen or Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database- which contains 42 million records from 167 countries- was being underused. Of the 1.2 ... more action was needed to close what he described as "this glaring security gap" and strengthen global aviation safety. More than a billion times last year, travellers boarded planes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1497952/too-few-airports-check-stolen-passport-database-interpol-says

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