NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K.: Biometric Visas Efficient and Working

The United Kingdom's biometric visa system has reduced identity checks from two days to 30 minutes, says the British visa checking agency.

Chinese Hack Attacks Worry Pentagon

The Defense Department, however, stops short of accusing the Chinese government of the attacks.

Australia: Security Industry Gets Tough on Its Guards

Under tough new standards implemented in September, the security industry in New South Wales, Australia, has fired more than 150 security guards and refused licenses to 65 more for inappropriate behavior .

The Terrorism Threat Online

Terrorism and computer security experts discussed the myriad real and potential terrorism threats emerging online, such as cyberattacks against vital infrastructure and terrorist use of online social networking to aid in their activities.

UN Personnel No Longer Protected From Attack

"Our blue flag does not protect us anymore," UN official says.

Congress Tries to Get a Grip on Private Security Firms

Witnesses and senators alike agreed on the necessity of regulating private security contractors overseas.

Indian Muslims Denounce Terrorism as Un-Islamic

A new declaration adopted by 10,000 participants from 6,000 religious schools says "Islam prohibits killing of innocent people."

U.S. Embassy in Belgrade Attacked

Protesters angered over Kosovar independence attacked the U.S. Embassy in the Serbian capital of Belgrade today. (updated)

Bali's Antiterrorist Fisherman

Police in Bali are using fishermen to watch the island's shoreline for terrorist activity.

Germany Vaults to Top of al Qaeda's Hit List

German officials fear the domestic security situation has deteriorated as the threat of homegrown terrorism has increased.
 




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