Tokyo police boost security at embassies

Tokyo police are boosting security at the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Iran after the 2 countries cut off diplomatic ties. Police say they’ve increased the number of patrols at the 2 embassies in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, while security companies continue to provide their usual services. Police are also stepping up patrols at locations including…

Police investigating Myanmar links to website hackers

Police Tuesday were investigating whether hackers who took over several police websites Tuesday acted in response to the Koh Tao murders court decision that has been widely protested in Myanmar. At least five sites had their home pages replaced with a black-and-white message saying “Failed Law, We want Justice”, an apparent reference to the death…

Briton detained for Amsterdam airport bomb hoax

THE HAGUE — A 29-year-old Briton was arrested today (Jan 1) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport after he claimed he was carrying explosives, prompting the temporary evacuation of a departure lounge, Dutch media reported. “We first checked if the man had anything on him … then we searched his bags with dogs. We found nothing and…

Security warning for Indonesian resorts

The US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has warned people of potential security threats on Lombok, one of the central islands, during New Year’s celebrations. The embassy placed an emergency message on its website on Thursday, advising people to be alert at public places, citing Senggigi Beach, a popular tourist site on the island. It does…