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Several people killed, wounded in Vienna Islamist terror attack
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Several people killed, wounded in Vienna Islamist terror attack

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

Several people carried out a terrorist attack in central Vienna on Monday, in which a number of people were killed ... Read More

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey
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US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals ... Read More

IATA and UNOCT cooperate on countering terrorist travel
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IATA and UNOCT cooperate on countering terrorist travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 17, 2020

The Elite Hotel in Somalia is a luxury beach resort hotel in the capital city of Mogadishu. Today 16 people ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

When flying on Emirates Airlines from Los Angeles to India, you need to change planes in Dubai, UAE. This may ... Read More

Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask
Feature Travel Story

Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask

The Media Line The Media Line- July 26, 2020

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that can identify people wearing masks has been deployed by law enforcement and ... Read More

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

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

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Iranian media claims that US Air Force fighter jets 'unsafely intercepted' Iran's Mahan Air passenger aircraft en route from Tehran ... Read More

Pirates attack tanker in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap 13 sailors
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Pirates attack tanker in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap 13 sailors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020

Pirates attacked the chemical tanker Curacao Trader about 210 miles (around 338km) off the coast of Benin, in West Africa’s ... Read More

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

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing ... Read More

Warning: Islamic State Terror Targeting Egypt and Suez Canal
African Tourism Board News

Warning: Islamic State Terror Targeting Egypt and Suez Canal

The Media Line The Media Line- May 10, 2020

Analysts say the security situation in Egypt’s North Sinai region is deteriorating following a deadly attack claimed by Islamic State. ... Read More

US Navy ordered to sink Iranian gunboats in Persian Gulf
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US Navy ordered to sink Iranian gunboats in Persian Gulf

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2020

American President Donald Trump tweeted today that he has ordered US Navy to destroy any and all Iranian gunboats that ... Read More

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a ... Read More

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2020

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

During an unscheduled televised address on Wednesday night, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to citizens, who breach ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

On January 8, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

Curfew! Shelter in place order for Waikiki, Honolulu and the rest of the Island Oahu, Hawaii. Stay in your hotel ... Read More

oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance airlines call  for extraordinary support
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oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance airlines call for extraordinary support

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on ... Read More

Turkey opens Gates to Europe for Syrians
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Turkey opens Gates to Europe for Syrians

The Media Line The Media Line- March 1, 2020

Europe is on high alert, not only for Coronavirus but for refugees from Syria entering the Schengen area. NATO "Partner" ... Read More

Read what Norwegian Cruise Line victims told the Attorney General
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Read what Norwegian Cruise Line victims told the Attorney General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2020

The cruise business is preparing for major losses of its billion dollar profits. Almost all known cruise companies have been ... Read More

10 people injured in German Carnival parade car attack
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10 people injured in German Carnival parade car attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020

More than 10 people were injured when a car deliberately crashed into a crowd during a Carnival parade in the ... Read More

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in ... Read More

Stay with me! Iran 40 days after remains Xenophobic
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Stay with me! Iran 40 days after remains Xenophobic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

In 2008 it was the hope of an initiative by this publication to get Iranians motivated with the idea for ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines launches memorial to victims of Iran attack
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Ukraine International Airlines launches memorial to victims of Iran attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

On Monday, February 17, at Boryspil International airport, Ukraine International Airlines launched the construction of a park in memoriam of ... Read More

Passenger with bagful of bullets arrested in Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Passenger with bagful of bullets arrested in Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

Police officers have apprehended a woman trying to carry a bag with 50 small-caliber bullets through Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, ... Read More

London train station evacuated after stabbing attack
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London train station evacuated after stabbing attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

London police have swarmed Euston railway station on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, on Saturday afternoon. Armed ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020

Thai police and army detachments are currently searching for an army sniper who has killed at least 17 people in ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

An arrest warrant for Lesotho Prime Minister's wife was issued the day she fled the country, after refusing to report ... Read More

One killed, five wounded as gunmen goes on rampage on California Greyhound bus
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One killed, five wounded as gunmen goes on rampage on California Greyhound bus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

A passenger on a Greyhound bus en route from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, opened fire shortly ... Read More

Rogue drone shuts down Spain’s largest airport, ground all flights
Airport news

Rogue drone shuts down Spain’s largest airport, ground all flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

All departing flights were grounded and inbound flights diverted after the unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted in the airspace around ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines assists families of PS752 victims
Airline News

Ukraine International Airlines assists families of PS752 victims

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines continues providing the families of PS752 passengers and crew with the information, legal, and emotional support in ... Read More

European airlines returning to Iranian and Iraqi airspace
Airline News

European airlines returning to Iranian and Iraqi airspace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group has canceled its advisory for flights over Iranian airspace, saying its decision ... Read More

European pilots: Flying in hostile airspace costs lives
Airline News

European pilots: Flying in hostile airspace costs lives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Europe’s pilots are shocked and deeply saddened by the shooting down of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran
Airline News

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Are visitors in Waikiki really safe? The answer is simple…
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Are visitors in Waikiki really safe? The answer is simple…

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

How safe are visitors in Hawaii when staying as a tourist in Waikiki? The answer remains very simple. Two police ... Read More

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors
South Africa travel news

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

To make Cape Town safe is a big concern for leaders in South Africa. To make Cape Town safe for ... Read More

German Lufthansa extends Iran flight ban until March 28
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German Lufthansa extends Iran flight ban until March 28

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

German Lufthansa airline announced that it will not operate flights to Tehran, Iran until March 28. According to airline, the ... Read More

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