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USA-Bound Travelers from “Countries of Interest” Face Tightened Security

Date: January 6th, 2010 | No Comments

Anyone flying to the U.S. from or through countries the U.S. government considers state sponsors of terrorism or “other countries of interest” will face enhanced screening under new security measures that took effect Jan. 4. Countries the U.S. considers state sponsors of terrorism are Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, and the “other countries of interest” [read more]

South Asia

Date: June 14th, 2005 | No Comments

The last year has seen a significant increase in threats and incidents targeting non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Individuals working for international aid and missionary groups have been attacked in several countries in the region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. NGOs reported a 75 percent increase in incidents worldwide between 2003 and 2004. The security [read more]


Date: October 9th, 2001 | No Comments

Worldwide: It is impossible to say what the ramifications of the military attacks on Afghanistan by the U.S. and allies will be for travelers throughout the world, but special caution is called for. Anti-American sentiment is high in certain Islamic countries, most notably Pakistan and Indonesia, with tensions simmering throughout the Middle East and in [read more]

Central Asia: Ongoing Terrorist Threat

Date: October 24th, 2006 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued its public announcement that it continues to receive information of possible terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Central Asia. Several extremist groups are present in the region, have expressed anti-American sentiments and are capable of carrying out such operations. Attacks could occur on both official and civilian targets, including places [read more]


Date: October 26th, 2004 | No Comments

The death of a 23-year-old Minnesota woman in a suicide bombing in Kabul Oct. 23 is a reminder that travel to unstable areas is risky. She and a 12-year-old Afghan girl were killed and eight others were injured when a suicide bomb exploded in a busy market area. The American woman had been working for [read more]


Date: July 30th, 2001 | No Comments

The Taliban get a bad rap because of their draconian interpretation of Islamic law and the harsh rules they impose, but now it’s clear they’re also bad sports. Midway through a soccer match with a Pakistani squad, the Taliban arrested twelve Pakistani players because they were wearing shorts. The disruption of the match ignited a [read more]

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