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US tells citizens to avoid Kabul airport due to security threats

The United States on Saturday urged its citizens in Afghanistan to avoid traveling to Kabul airport, citing "potential security threats" near its gates......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 22nd, 2021

Afghans face impossible race against time to flee Kabul

Tens of thousands of Afghans were racing Sunday to flee their country as the United States warned of security threats at Kabul's chaotic airport and the European Union said it was "impossible" to evacuate everyone at risk from the Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

The Afghan moment

It seemed so surreal seeing the images of Afghan citizens clinging on to a C-17 US Air Force aircraft as it was taxiing down the runway at Kabul airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

France calls on its citizens in Afghanistan to leave over security

France called Tuesday for its citizens in Afghanistan to leave over security concerns, its embassy in Kabul said, as the Taliban pressed on with a blistering offensive while foreign forces complete their withdrawal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Kabul evacuation intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — The US military in Afghanistan sent helicopters to rescue over 150 Americans unable to reach the Kabul airport gates, an official said Friday, in the first evidence that US forces were willing and able to go beyond the US-secured compound to help people seeking evacuation. The news came as American officials […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Bolivia security forces committed ‘massacres’ — probers

The police and armed forces, separately and in joint operations, used excessive and disproportionate force, and did not adequately protect citizens from acts of violence......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

The West, the East, and Afghanistan

The scenes from Kabul airport seem straight out of the World War Z movie thousands of people desperately running for their lives, squeezing themselves into jet bridges, and climbing departing airplanes to escape a country that is now back in the hands of the Taliban......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

US brass bitter as chaos reigns in Kabul

Washington—The mood was somber Monday in the corridors of the Pentagon, where US military personnel watched helplessly as chaos erupted at Kabul airport and privately criticized the slow pace of Joe Biden’s administration in evacuating US-allied Afghans who fear Taliban retribution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Concepcion: Vaccinate 70% of citizens to avoid lockdowns

Local government units now under lockdown were advised yesterday to aim for a high 70 to 80 percent vaccination of their constituents against the coronavirus disease to avoid the strictest quarantine restrictions in the future......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

China to ban karaoke songs deemed & lsquo;national security& rsquo; threats

China will ban karaoke songs perceived to “endanger national security,” as state controls attempt to muzzle the mics of a KTV-obsessed nation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Kim s sister condemns treacherous Seoul over drills

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Seoul authorities "treacherous" Tuesday over the South's joint military exercises with the United States, warning the two allies would face greater security threats as a result......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Afghanistan recalls ambassador to Pakistan over security threats

Afghanistan on Sunday said it was recalling its ambassador to Islamabad over "security threats" after the envoy's daughter was briefly kidnapped in the Pakistani capital......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

COA tells MCIAA to explain discrepancies in Runway Overlay Project

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has told airport officials of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to explain discrepancies they found on the Runway Overlay Project. COA, in its 2020 Annual Audit Report for Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), found ‘erroneous and overstated cost’ in all segments of the Runway Overlay […] The post COA tells MCIAA to explain discrepancies in Runway Overlay Project appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Marine plastic pollution poses threat to food security – Oceana

Marine conservation group Oceana Philippines is urging the country to act against marine plastic pollution due to its potential threats to the country’s food security......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Makati vax cards can’t be faked – Binay

Makati Mayor Abby Binay assured the public yesterday that the vaccination cards issued by the city government have security features to avoid being falsified......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

UK ‘unprepared’ for climate threats

These impacts range from deteriorating food security to deadly and devastating heat waves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels that will affect families and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning

A new US travel warning for Japan over virus risks will not affect this summer’s pandemic-postponed Olympic Games, the Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday. The US State Department advisory released Monday urges citizens to avoid travel to Japan, where the borders are already closed to almost all foreigners. It cites government health […] The post ‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

PAL appeals transfer of LA terminal

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is appealing a decision to transfer its Los Angeles flights to new Los Angeles International Airport midfield gates starting next month, saying that the move would inconvenience its passengers, a large number of which are senior citizens or persons with disability......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Don’t take chances, positive passengers told

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Tuesday appealed to passengers who have tested positive not to get to their flights and take chances to stem the spread of the coronavirus. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal made the appeal after 138 individuals were intercepted at different security and airline checkpoints of Ninoy Aquino International Airport […] The post Don’t take chances, positive passengers told appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

BOC-9 to early detect entry of illegal goods thru mobile van x-ray

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 26 (PIA) - To strengthen the security measures to avoid the entry of illegal goods in Zamboanga Peninsula region, the Bureau of Custom (BOC)-9 deployed a mobile van x-ray for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Japan accuses the Americans Monday of complicity in the escape of Carlos Ghosn | Economie

Michael L Taylor and George Antoine Zec, in a December 2019 security photo of Istanbul Airport.AP Americans, Michael Taylor and his son Peter, could face.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021