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Medium 1 Nov 2016 Information Published Terrorism / Insurgency Travel warning Iraq
Processions and events planned throughout the country during November as part of Arba’een religious observations As part of Arba’een religious observations, processions and events will take place throughout Iraq, especially in Karbala and Najaf, during November. Religious gatherings have previously been targeted by terrorists. This travel advice was [...] Read more
Low 3 Sep 2016 Information Published Transport Travel warning Kyrgyzstan
World Nomadic Games in the area around Cholpon Ata on LakeYsyk-Köl from September 3 to 9 From September 3 to 9, Kyrgyzstan hosts the World Nomadic Games. The area around Cholpon Ata on LakeYsyk-Köl will be busy and you should be aware of possible traffic congestion. This travel advice [...] Read more
Medium 1 Sep 2016 Incident Published Social trouble Costa Rica
Public sector unions to stage rally in central San José on September 1 On August 23, leaders of the movement Unions United in Action (Unidad Sindical en Acción) consisting of about 20 public sector unions and civic groups announced a protest to be held from [...] Read more
Medium 27 Aug 2016 Information Published Election Travel warning Gabon
Presidential elections on August 27 Gabon is a relatively safe country. However, in light of the presidential elections taking place on August 27, travellers are advised to stay away from large crowds and demonstrations. This travel advice was [...] Read more
Medium 25 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Nigeria
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen invade Enugu village, killing several On August 25, suspected Fulani herdsmen ambushed the Enugu Atakwu community in Nkanu West Local Government Area, shooting sporadically. The incident is currently ongoing, although reports say that several have been killed, including [...] Read more
Medium 25 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Afghanistan
30 militants killed by security forces in operations over Nangarhar's Haska Mena district On August 25, authorities announced that security forces killed 30 militants in a series of raids over Haska Meena district of Nangarhar province. Those operations were jointly carried out by ground troops and air [...] Read more
Low 25 Aug 2016 Information Published Crime Australia
[UPDATE] Police: Hostel stabbing not terror related Australia says no extremist motive in fatal hostel stabbing https://t.co/hx1N9iv6Ul— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) August 25, 2016 'No sign of radicalization' in Australia stabbing attack https://t.co/71V8DNT9M4 pic.twitter.com/nB6YGS5YhG— dwnews (@dwnews) August 25, 2016 Smail [...] Read more
Medium 25 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Afghanistan
Bomb blast kills 4 and injures 14 in Balkh's Khulm district On August 25, at least 4 persons have been killed and 14 injured in a bomb attack which took place around 10:00 am (local time) in Tajkirgan town located the district of Khulm in Balkh [...] Read more
Low 25 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Pakistan
8 terrorists arrested at the AfPak border in Chaman On August 25, security forces arrested 8 alleged terrorists near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman. Weapons, ammunitions, explosive material and items were recovered from their hideout. Now more information have been disclosed at this [...] Read more
Extreme 25 Aug 2016 Information Published Natural disaster Italy
[UPDATE] Death toll reaches 247 victims from earthquake Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands race to dig out survivors from Italy quake that killed 247. https://t.co/11y1UPQgHI — The Associated Press (@AP) August 25, 2016 At least 247 people have died [...] Read more
High 25 Aug 2016 Information Published Terrorism / Insurgency Afghanistan
[UPDATE] 13 killed in attack against America University in Kabul WATCH - Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi talks on university attack in Kabul that left 13 dead #AUAFAttack 1/2 pic.twitter.com/5lKR5qrkiE — TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) August 25, 2016 12 people, including 7 students, were killed [...] Read more
Low 25 Aug 2016 Information Published Social trouble Travel warning Spain
Demonstration in Madrid on August 25 Planned and spontaneous demonstrations take place in Spain, especially in Madrid and Barcelona, in response to economic or other events. If you encounter a large public gathering or demonstration, the U.S. Embassy [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency United Kingdom
Man arrested in London over terror charges On August 24, a 32-year-old man was arrested in North London on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act. Police officers said that the arrest is linked to Syria and that the man is [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Crime Kenya
3 suspects arrested for producing counterfeit currency in Nairobi On August 24, authorities arrested 3 suspects who were allegedly printing counterfeit Ugandan currency in Nairobi. Police apprehended the suspects while they were engaging in the criminal activity, recovering materials and machines used to [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Terrorism / Insurgency Somalia
5 suspects arrested for alleged connection to grenade attack On August 24, Police Commander Abdukadir Ahmed confirmed that 5 suspects were arrested by Somali police due to their alleged connection with the August 23 grenade attack in Hamar-weyne district of Benadir. It is [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil unrest Nigeria
2 students killed after clashes erupt with police at FIDEI Polytechnic On August 24, 2 students of FIDEI Polytechnic were killed after clashes erupted between protesting students and police officers. 1 other student was reported wounded, while 2 police officers have sustained injuries. The [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Social trouble Democratic Republic of Congo
32 opposition supporters arrested during stay-at-home protest On August 24, Jose Maria Aranaz , Director of the Joint United Nations Office for Human Rights in DRC, confirmed that at least 32 people were arrested in Kinshasa and Mbuji-Mayi as a result [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Italy - Poland - Spain
USD 2 million worth of hashish seized, 19 arrested On August 24, 3,300 kilograms of hashish worth USD 1,98 million was seized by Italian and Spanish police off the Italian coast. 19 people were arrested. All of them are Polish nationals. The [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Crime Diplomacy Kenya - Uganda
Joint police force to be deployed on Migingo Island On August 24, Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet confirmed that a joint police force of Kenyan and Ugandan officers is set to be deployed on the Migingo island in Lake Victoria. Security personnel from [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Epidemic Myanmar
Outbreak of Japanese encephalitis kills 3 out of 17 patients in Kayin An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis has killed 3 out of 17 patients in 4 townships in Kayin State. Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Hlaignbwe and Hpapun townships were affected. Japanese encephalitis was common in rural [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Epidemic India
1 dead of leptospirosis in Maharashtra A Kandivli auto driver succumbed to leptospirosis on August 19. Leptospirosis saw a spike with almost 300 people admitted to various BMC hospitals between August 1 and 21. "Only 45 of these [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency India
1 Naxalite killed in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district On August 24, security forces killed a Maoist militant in an encounter which took place in Ponga Bhejji village. The encounter took place after a Special Task Force carrying out a search operation intercepted [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Somalia
Gunman opens fire on police officer in Mogadishu On August 24, local news reported that a suspected al Shabaab gunman opened fire on the Bakaro Market in Mogadishu, killing 1 police officer. Soldiers responded to the incident and were able [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Diplomacy Terrorism / Insurgency Mozambique
Peace talks suspended until September On August 24, Bloomberg News reported that peace talks between the Mozambican government and officials from opposition party Renamo were suspended until September 12 after the two warring parties failed to agree [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Transport Travel warning Lebanon
Baalbek site subjected to security measures during International Festival of Baalbeck On the occasion of the International Festival of Baalbeck (Bekaa), held from July 22 to August 28, the route to the site of Baalbek will be subject to reinforced security measures by [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Natural disaster Transport Travel warning Italy
Advice to avoid the region of central Italy near Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto, and Pescara del Tronto following earthquake The U.S. Mission to Italy continues to advise U.S. citizens to avoid the region of central Italy near Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto, and Pescara del Tronto. The U.S. Mission has restricted [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Aviation security Travel warning Portugal
Industrial action by contractors starting on 24 August 2016 expected to cause delays at airports Industrial action by contractors starting on Wednesday 24 August 2016 is expected to cause delays to departures at airports in Portugal for an indefinite period. You should allow extra time for check-in [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Irregular migration Kidnapping Guatemala
9 arrested for kidnapping Salvadoran migrants in Southeastern Guatemala On August 24, nine people were arrested by Guatemalan authorities for conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and conspiracy to kidnapping a group of Salvadoran migrants. Operating under the name OperacionSinFronteras, the Anti-kidnapping [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Mexico
3 killed in continuing violence in Acapulco On August 24, three people were found dead, and two of them dismembered in the main tourist area of Acapulco. Official reports indicate that two dismembered bodies and a severed head were [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Mexico
3 police officers killed and two wounded in ambush in Tlacopac On August 24, convoys of 15 federal police conducting security tours aboard three vehicles in the community of Pueblo Viejo were ambushed by armed assailants followed by a skirmish that lasted at least [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Corruption Colombia - United States
Former Colombian cabinet minister arrested in South Florida On August 24, former agriculture minister of Colombia, Andres Felipe Arias was arrested at his home in Weston, Florida as requested by the government of Colombia. Arias was convicted in 2014 of [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Politics Terrorism / Insurgency Colombia
Colombian government and FARC rebel group reach historic peace deal On August 24, the government of Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia reached an historic final peace deal with the Marxist rebel group FARC in Havana, ending one of the world's longest running [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Brazil
33 arrested in anti-drug trafficking raid On August 24, Brazilian civil police arrested 33 people in an operation against international drug trafficking conducted across 15 cities in five Brazilian states. A total of 81 arrest warrants were issued for [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Russia
[UPDATE] Moscow hostage-taker surrenders, hostages freed Moscow bank hostage-taker surrenders, all hostages released - police https://t.co/YrVQl3trl0 — RT (@RT_com) August 24, 2016 Захватчик банка в центре Москвы сдался властям https://t.co/PqIUMD9rp1 — bbcrussian (@bbcrussian) August 24, 2016 [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Terrorism / Insurgency United States
Mississippi resident sentenced to eight years in prison over attempt to join IS On August 24, a U.S. court sentenced a Mississippi resident who attempted to join the Islamic State group to eight years in prison. According to reports, Muhammad Dakhlalla planned to travel to Syria with [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Crime Russia
Up to four hostages taken at Citibank office in Moscow URGENT: Reports of man with ‘explosive device,’ hostage situation at bank office in downtown Moscow https://t.co/YrVQl3trl0 — RT (@RT_com) August 24, 2016 В здании банка на Большой Никитской улице в Москве четыре человека находятся [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Afghanistan
[LIVE FEED] Ongoing terror attack at the American University in Kabul On August 24, gunfire and explosion were reported at the American University in Kabul. A terror attack appears to be ongoing. Tweets about American University Kabul !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Crime Nigeria
NCC arrests 15 suspected pirates and goods totalling N 60 million On August 24, Zonal Manager, Uwem Udoh, announced that anti-piracy raids by the Nigerian Copyright Commission in Ojo, Somolu and Festac of Lagos state have led to the arrest of 15 suspected copyright [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Pakistan
Terror attack foiled in Gujrat: 1 terrorist killed On August 24, security forces killed 1 alleged terrorist in a raid in Rakh Pabbi area of Gujrat. Security forces recovered weapons, ammunition and hand grenades from the spot. According to the Counter [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Afghanistan
Explosion reported near American University in Kabul Kabul explosion: It is said that the explosion happened near the #American #University of #Afghanistan — TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) August 24, 2016 [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil war Ukraine
1 Ukrainian military killed, 1 wounded in Donbass On August 24, Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian Presidential administration spokesperson on ATO, reported that 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 1 was wounded in combat action in Donbass over the past 24 hours. [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Russia
2 militants killed in Dagestan On August 24, Interfax reported that on August 23, at 9 45 pm local time, federal forces killed 2 militants near a gorge in the Shamilsky district of Dagestan. The shoot-out between the [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Travel warning War Turkey
Operations by Turkish military near Karkamis On August 24, the Turkish military started operations across the Turkey-Syria border near Karkamis and declared special security zones in villages along the Turkey-Syria border in Gaziantep Province. The FCO advise against [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Pakistan
Grenade attack injured at least 10 in Balochistan's Awaran district On August 24, at least 10 persons have been injured in a grenade attack carried out by 2 masked men in a market in Awaran district of Balochistan. No group claimed the [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil unrest India
1 protester killed and 40 injured in violent clashes in Kashmir's Pulwama district On August 24, violent clashes between security forces and protesters left 1 civilian dead and 40 others injured in Pulwama district of Kashmir. The demonstrations came after the Home Minister Rajnath Singh [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Oil & gas Workplace disaster Nigeria
Several killed after oil tanker explodes, spills fuel and flames in Edo state On August 24, several have been reported dead after a tanker transporting fuel fell and exploded along the Benin-Auchi express road in Edo state. Fuel inside the tanker has spilled throughout the [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Saudi Arabia
Suicide bombing thwarted in the Eastern Province’s Tarout island Updated: #Saudi foils fresh attack on a restaurant, would-be bombers - a Saudi and a #Syrian - identified https://t.co/lk0dk8GMlV #Tarout — Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 24, 2016 #Saudi Arabia has foiled a new [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency India
1 Maoist militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district On August 24, security forces killed 1 Naxalite near Ponga Bhejji village in a forest of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh province. Security forces were carrying out a search operation when they intercepted [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil unrest Zimbabwe
Police use tear gas, water cannons to disperse protesters in Harare On August 24, police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of more than 200 youths of the opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The youths gathered in [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Aviation security United Kingdom
Airlander 10 crashed during test flight Damage on landing of #Airlander not caused by hitting telegraph pole, @AirVehicles say https://t.co/ijRxvHTEFw — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 24, 2016 Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, has crashed during its second test [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency United Kingdom
1 terror suspect detained in Somerset A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Somerset on suspicion of terrorism offences https://t.co/MHhG7Tkc8Q pic.twitter.com/Bb7QjUFOQb— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 24, 2016 Serving member of British armed forces arrested over 'Northern Ireland-related terror' [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Somalia
Ministry of Defence officer killed in Mogadishu On August 24, officer for the Ministry of Defence, Yahye Haji Ali, was killed in Dharkeynley of Mogadishu after 3 gunmen opened fire on him. Although motivation behind the attack is unclear and responsibility [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Terrorism / Insurgency Israel - Palestinian territories
Stabbing attack reported south of Nablus, 1 soldier injured Initial Report: stabbing attack south of #Nablus. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/wF7OgsJDmt— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 24, 2016 Breaking: IDF soldier lightly hurt in stabbing attack near West Bank… https://t.co/9zoA0vzJjo #ArabIsraeliConflict pic.twitter.com/CnVNd4odcQ— The Jerusalem Post [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Information Published Social trouble Ethiopia
Stay-at-home protest enters third day in Amhara On August 24, streets remained empty as part of the third day of a stay-at-home anti-government protest in Amhara. Businesses, government offices and transportation in Bahir Dar and many other cities have [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Natural disaster Myanmar
M6.8 earthquake in central Myanmar #BREAKING: An #earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hits 143 km west of the city of Meiktila, #Myanmar, on Wed: USGS pic.twitter.com/M6GQSJaxtU — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 24, 2016 BREAKING: Officials say a powerful earthquake registering [...] Read more
Medium 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil unrest Terrorism / Insurgency India
9 officers injured in grenade attack in Pulwama district of Kashmir #FLASH Grenade attack on police party in Pulwama (J&K), 5 injured. — ANI (@ANI_news) August 24, 2016 Nine security personnel including an officer injured in militant attack in Pulwama district of Kashmir, say police: [...] Read more
Low 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Transport Germany
9 injured in bus-train accident in Melle A freight train has crashed into a bus in Germany, injuring nine https://t.co/t5MfbuL908— Newsweek Europe (@NewsweekEurope) August 24, 2016 BREAKING: Several injured as a freight train crashes into a school bus in Germany [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Epidemic India
Encephalitis outbreak in Gorakhpur BRD Medical College (Gorakhpur, UP) reports that they have recorded upto 10 deaths in a day due to Encephalitis. pic.twitter.com/fuLfvgZPvx — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 24, 2016 682 people admitted in BRD Medical College [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Civil war Terrorism / Insurgency War Syria - Turkey
Turkish tanks reported to have crossed into Syria in offensive to drive IS from border area BREAKING: Turkish state media says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of operation to free IS-held town. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2016 Turkish tanks reported to have crossed into [...] Read more
High 24 Aug 2016 Incident Published Cybersecurity France
DCNS suffers massive data leak France's DCNS, builder of Australia's new submarines, suffers huge data leak https://t.co/CroXzWxiAB — The Daily Star (@DailyStarLeb) August 24, 2016 22,000 pages outlining Indian Navy submarine combat capability have leaked. French contractors DCNS looking [...] Read more

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