On 15 January 2021, Associated Press reported that Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Corps held an exercise involving ballistic missiles and drones in the country’s central desert. The exercise took place amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear programme.
Travellers from the United Arab Emirates face quarantine on arrival in the UK from 12 January 2021 after the British government changed its list of countries with a travel corridor.
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On 12 November 2020, multiple gunshots have been reportedly fired at the Saudi embassy on the Koninginnegracht in the centre of The Hague. Reports suggest the building was hit at least 20 times and that dozens of casings litter the ground. Police were alerted to the shooting shortly before 0600hrs. No casualties have been reported.
On 11 November 2020, four people were reportedly wounded in a IED blast at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during a ceremony commemorating the armistice marking the end of World War 1. The event included diplomats from several European countries. It is currently unclear if any officials present were among those wounded.
On 03 November 2020, the UK changed its Threat Level from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE indicating that a terrorist attack is highly likely.
On 02 November 2020, multiple gunmen opened fire at six locations in central Vienna near the central synagogue, killing at least one person and wounding 15 in what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terrorist attack”.
On 14 October 2020, MI5 Director General Ken McCallum addressed a group of journalists for the first time, where he spoke about his top priorities and the current threat landscape. See more at: https://www.mi5.gov.uk/news/director-general-ken-mccallum-makes-first-public-address#sthash.NOl1umKl.dpuf
On 10 October 2020, Philippine forces have captured an Indonesian would-be suicide bomber and have accused her of being involved in a “very imminent” plot to attack a town in the country’s south. Army troops and police arrested Rezky Fantasya Rullie with two Filipino women, who were suspected to be the wives of Abu Sayyaf […]