Russian embassy in US tightens security, no specific threats
Sep30

Russian embassy in US tightens security, no specific threats

The Russian embassy in Washington on Thursday enhanced security due to potential actions of extremists, although there is no talk of any specific threats yet, the Russian diplomatic mission told TASS. “We have tightened security measures,” a spokesman said. “These are preventive measures. They are not connected with any specific threats.” The embassy also recommended Russian nationals to “abstain from...

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Russian Ambassador and others support Lebanon’s stability
Sep15

Russian Ambassador and others support Lebanon’s stability

The Ambassadors of France, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States,and the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon met this morning the Prime Minister Tammam Salam and reaffirmed their strong support for the continued stability and security of Lebanon.   Ambassadors and the Special Coordinator commended the efforts of the Prime Minister to govern under increasingly difficult...

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Russian MP says Internet turned off in north Crimea for security reasons
Aug12

Russian MP says Internet turned off in north Crimea for security reasons

A Russian senator has said that Internet was turned off in the north of Crimea for security reasons. “(Internet was turned off) for security reasons. Such measures are necessary first of all for security reasons, and people understand that,” member of the Federation Council’s Committee on Defense and Security Olga Kovitidi told Dozdh TV channel today. Several media reported earlier that Internet was disrupted in part of...

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Police tighten security at Geneva airport after French tip-off
Jul27

Police tighten security at Geneva airport after French tip-off

Police tightened security at Geneva’s Cointrin airport on Wednesday (July 27) after a French tip-off about a possible bomb threat. Preventive security measures were being taken around the airport, Geneva police said on their Facebook page, and would continue for an indefinite period. Officers armed with machine guns were on duty around the airport, which straddles the Swiss border with France. “We have received information...

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France: Prolonged Emergency State Threatens Rights, Says HRW
Jul24

France: Prolonged Emergency State Threatens Rights, Says HRW

The decision by France’s parliament on July 21, 2016, to expand and prolong the country’s state of emergency for six months undermines human rights and the rule of law, Human Rights Watch said, adding the government should strengthen safeguards to ensure that the emergency powers are applied only to the extent strictly required. One week after the Bastille Day attack in Nice, the parliament approved a law that not only extends...

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