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US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Washington has a long-standing warning to its citizens to beware extremist attacks in European cities, and in recent years it has expressly warned of dangers at festive events. "Last year, mass casualty attacks occurred at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany in December and a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey on New Year's Eve," the latest…

Kyrgyzstan scraps Myanmar football match over ‘terror’ threat

BISHKEK: Muslim-majority Kyrgyzstan on Monday cancelled an international football match with Myanmar over "a potential terror act", as fears grow for the Southeast Asian country's Rohingya Muslims. At least 87,000 Muslims have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state, according to the UN. Social media users in Kyrgyzstan had suggested staging a peaceful protest against the violence in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar ahead of Tuesday's Asian Cup qualifying match. "The match was cancelled…

Punjab on alert after ‘Afghan suicide bombers’ threat

LAHORE: The Punjab government has alerted foreign officials and high-profile figures to restrict their outdoor activities in view of looming terror threat, ARY News reported. A letter issued by the provincial government says child suicide bombers trained in Afghanistan have been sent to Pakistan for terror activity. The letter asks authorities to especially keep vigilance on Afghan residents in the province. The security authorities have conveyed the concern to all foreign officials and informed them to practise…

Australia kicks off global New Year party, NZ’s Auckland first city to welcome 2017

SYDNEY: Global terror attacks have cast a pall over 2016 but Australia was on Saturday set to defy the threats and ring in the New Year with bumper crowds gathering to watch a firework extravaganza on Sydney's glittering harbour. New Zealand's Auckland became first world city to welcome in 2017. 2016 has seen repeated bloodshed, most recently a deadly truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market, a similar incident on Bastille Day in France that killed 86, and atrocities in Turkey and the Middle East. Some 1.5 million…

Terror Threat: Security high alert in twin cities

ISLAMABAD: Security high alert has been declared in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi due to terrorism threat, ARY News reported on Friday. The security agencies in a raid in Fauji Colony arrested three suspects for alleged links with Taliban militants. Moreover, search operations were launched in Wah Cantt, Texila, New Town, Saddar and Civil Lines areas. The law enforcement agencies detained 43 persons in raids including three foreign nationals. Meanwhile, security agencies in an operation in Rasool Nagar area…