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SE Asia Terror Alerts Widen

Saudi authorities continue to promise full cooperation in the probe of terror attacks on western compounds in Riyadh. Citing intelligence reports of planned terrorist attacks by Muslim militants, Australia and New Zealand have widened travel warnings to more countries in Southeast Asia. The new advisories follow a wave of travel alerts encompassing Southeast Asian, Mideast and African nations made in the wake of the suicide bombings in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Monday. Late Thursday, Australia added Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, East Timor and Brunei to the list of countries where extreme caution should be exercised. A similar warning was issued by New Zealand to its citizens traveling to, and living in, Southeast Asia. The advisories are similar to U.S. alerts issued earlier this week for Malaysia, the Philippines, and Kenya. (Malaysia warning) The United Kingdom has also banned all flights to Kenya and advised Britons in the African nation to take care because of “a credible terrorist threat to Western interests” — a warning criticized by Kenya as “extreme.” (Kenya threat) The Australian advisory said its citizens in those countries should avoid demonstrations, large crowds, and public places like bars and restaurants which are frequented by Westerners. Full Story

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