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Man imprisoned for sending terror threats in Pakistan over detention of Czech woman

PRAGUE: A young Bulgarian man was sentenced to 40 months in jail by a Czech court over messages threatening terror attacks in Pakistan unless Islamabad freed a woman arrested with heroin in the country. According to Czech Radio website, the regional court in Plzen, west of Prague, found 21-year-old Nikolai Simeonov Ivanov guilty of sending the threats by email and text message to a television channel and news website in Pakistan. The threats demanded the release of a Czech woman he knew, named as Tereza H, who had been…

Football World Cup, Olympics terror threats growing, says Interpol

DOHA: Terror and cyber-security threats to major global sporting events, including football's World Cup and the Olympics, are growing, Interpol's secretary general warned on Tuesday. Speaking on the fringes of a security conference in Doha, where the 2022 World Cup will be held, Jurgen Stock said "a spectrum" of threats, which also included hooliganism, now existed for big sports events. "It's a spectrum of threats and, unfortunately, these threats are increasing," Stock told reporters. "It's getting more…