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August 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Southern African leaders ended a regional summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a new mutual security pact that will permit member states to intervene in internal conflicts in other states to prevent them from destabilizing other countries. Officials of the 14-member Southern African Development Community said they hoped the pact would prevent civil wars in the region.
February 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Egypt boosted security along its border with the Gaza Strip after Hamas allegedly threatened to kidnap Egyptian troops if Palestinian militants arrested in the Sinai are not released, a security official said. Snipers were deployed on rooftops on the Egyptian side of Rafah, a town divided by the border. Egyptian forces were told to move only in armed groups of at least three, the official said. The official said Hamas warned that it would abduct security personnel if Egypt did not release 15 members of the Islamic group arrested last week in the Sinai desert bordering Gaza.
February 16, 2014 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney, who led the 2002 Winter Olympics in the United States, said Sunday that security threats in Sochi have not been overblown but that the Russians have shown they could keep the Games “reasonably safe.” “There's no such thing as a 100% guarantee, but I think at this stage people feel pretty comfortable that the Games will be safe,” he told NBC's “Meet the Press.” Romney, the president and CEO of the 2002 Winter...
April 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Buddhist villagers in southern Thailand, outraged over the inadequate security in the area, confronted the army chief with the charred body of a woman killed by Muslim insurgents. The demonstration was the latest sign of fraying tempers among Buddhists in the deep south, the only place dominated by Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand. A Muslim insurgency in the south has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the last three years.
January 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel unveiled a security system designed to keep suicide bombers off buses. The key element of the system is a simple turnstile that the driver can lock if anyone arouses suspicion while boarding. A more sophisticated version includes electronic sensors to detect explosives up to 3 feet away, setting off an alarm near the driver. A bomber could still detonate explosives outside the bus, but fewer casualties would probably result.
February 25, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, described security preparations for the Summer Games as "unprecedented" Tuesday, adding remarks intended to offer assurance that the Athens Games will be safe. "Everything that is humanly possible has been done," he said. "It is not an easy task to organize an Olympic Games," Rogge added in a speech opening a meeting of the Assn.
November 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier wants to study the possibility of using a private company rather than the marshal's office to install and operate an airport-style security system for the Central Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Board of Supervisors will take up her request at its meeting today. Court officials have long pushed for the security system, which they said is needed to detect weapons brought into the courthouse.
February 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
With Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics, Canada is preparing for the biggest domestic security operation in its history -- a $900-million policing nightmare that takes in 3,860 square miles of downtown stadiums, remote woodland valleys and miles of urban waterways. The military contingent alone will require nearly twice the 2,500 soldiers Canada has in Afghanistan. Police and contract security agents must screen up to 1.6 million ticket holders and protect 5,500 athletes and officials -- while preparing for domestic protesters, who a year ago announced preparations for "Riot 2010."
September 12, 2001
Please federalize the airport inspection process. It is likely that the New York World Trade Center destruction and Pentagon attacks by hijacked aircraft could not have occurred if stringent inspection by professionally trained federal officers had taken place. In most countries of the world inspections are done by the government. The inspectors are well trained, follow stringent procedures and have the ability to use deadly force to protect citizens. S.D. Roe San Marino Tuesday's events sicken me, but even more, they make me so angry.
June 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The presidents of China, Russia and four Central Asian nations met in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to bolster a security alliance and open an anti-terrorism center. The one-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization marked what Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said was the start of the group's work to become a vital international institution. Chinese President Hu Jintao offered $900 million in credit to alliance countries, which include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
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