Category - Asia


Alerts: Cambodia, Thailand: Travel updates from Ottawa

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada have issued the following updates on the website to the following countries: Cambodia : Exercise high degree of caution Regional warning: Preah Vihear temple area ? Avoid all travel Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to the Preah Vihear temple area between Preah Vihear […]


Avoid non-essential travel to Bangkok: Dept of Foreign Affairs

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to and within Bangkok due to ongoing large-scale political demonstrations, which have been marked by violence, death, and injury. A state of emergency remains in effect. The security situation is very volatile with significant potential for further civil unrest, violent clashes, and attacks. […]


Terror alert: Plan to hijack Indian plane

Pranab Dhal Samanta Posted: Jan 22, 2010 at 0250 hrs New Delhi India has put all Air India/Indian Airlines flights operating in South Asia on high security alert after specific intelligence was received on Thursday that Islamic fundamentalist groups aligned to the Al-Qaeda or the Lashkar-e-Toiba plan to hijack one such flight. According to intelligence […]


Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels bombed in Jakarta

Bombs have exploded at two five-star hotels in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, reportedly the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton. The first explosion happened at the Ritz Carlton at 7:50 am, a second explosion at the Marriott was reported 15 minutes later at 8:05 am. The facade of the Ritz-Carlton hotel was blown off in one blast […]