Daily Archives: January 21, 2008

World Threat Levels

AMERICAS Antigua & Barbuda (Country threat level – 2): An explosion tore through a police office in downtown St. John’s on 17 January 2008. Authorities stated that there were no injuries, although much of the building was damaged and the … Continue reading

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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Lebanon / Israel (Country threat levels – 4 / 4): Lebanese officials stated that anti-aircraft units opened fire on Israeli military aircraft after they violated Lebanese airspace on 21 January 2008. The incident occurred during the morning hours; officials stated … Continue reading

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Angola (Country threat level – 4): On 19 January 2008 a twin-propeller aircraft crashed in the mountains near the city of Huambo, located approximately 280 mi/450 km southeast of Luanda, the capital. The charter aircraft was reportedly attempting to land … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT WARNINGS

Algeria (Country threat level – 4): The U.S. Embassy in Algiers released the following Warden Message on 18 January 2008: “In response to continuing indications of possible terrorist attacks in Algiers, the Embassy has instructed its employees to avoid non-essential … Continue reading

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EUROPE

Bulgaria (Country threat level – 3): Kremikovtzi steel mill workers are planning to hold a strike in Sofia beginning at 0800 local time on 23 January 2008 in front of the company’s central office. Organizers stated that the strike is … Continue reading

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Pakistan (Country threat level – 5):

Sources reported on 19 January 2008 that Pakistani authorities thwarted planned cyanide and bomb attacks with the arrests of five militants. Officials stated that the arrests — which took place on 18 January in the southern city of Karachi — … Continue reading

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