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Taiwan: Strike by CA pilots

China Airlines, one of Taiwan’s two major carriers, faces major disruption Friday after a pilot’s union announced a strike just hours before the action was due to take effect, the first of its kind during an extended Chinese New Year holiday week. Passengers can expect long delays at all three major airports in Taiwan following […]


Southern Thailand: Chikungunya increase

Health alert for Phuket, Deep South, Hat Yai, Songkhla (30/01/2019 10:26 PM – 01/04/2019 12:59 AM) Summary Authorities have identified over 1,000 cases of chikungunya in 14 provinces of southern Thailand during January. This case count is significantly higher compared to the same period during 2018. Disease activity appears to be increasing, as new data […]


Thailand: Bomb blast in Southern Yala province

Suspected sepratist militants launch a bomb in the southern province of Yala January 25 ; six people injured In the morning (local time) of Friday, January 25, six people, including police officers and civilians, were injured following a bomb blast in the Krong Pinang district of the southern Yala province. The explosion occured when policemen […]


China: Changchun: explosion in shopping district

Explosions Shake Shopping District in Changchun, China At least one person was killed and another was injured in a series of explosions Friday afternoon in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun, the local authorities said. The police are tentatively treating the explosions as “a criminal case,” the propaganda office of the Changchun Municipal Communist Party […]


Thailand: Islands: Tropical Storm Pabuk

Thailand: tourists flee as Tropical Storm Pabuk set to bring seven-metre waves Thousands leave spots including Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as area’s first tropical storm outside monsoon for about 30 years looms Tens of thousands of tourists have fled the Thai resort islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in a mass exodus ahead […]


Philippines: Manila: Ninoy Aquino Airport: security deemed inadequate

……………DHS has determined that the security measures implemented at NAIA are not adequate as dictated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and will continue to closely monitor the security situation at the airport as well as coordinate with MIAA and OTS regarding next steps to include development and implementation of corrective actions, and scheduling […]