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…

Turkey Arrests 2 Suspected of New Year’s Bomb Plot

  Turkey on Wednesday detained two suspected Islamic State members believed to be planning suicide attacks on New Year’s celebrations in the country’s capital. Turkish officials said the suspects were arrested in the Ankara area. The alleged plot involved suicide bombings in central Ankara where crowds gather to celebrate the start of the new year.…