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Fact Sheet for International Criminal Police Organization

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Observations: The International Criminal Police Organization – Interpol (ICPO-Interpol), was created in 1923 to assist international criminal police co-operation. Interpol, once merely the organization's telegraphic address, was officially incorporated into the organization's new name adopted in 1956, prior to which it was known as the International Criminal Police Commission. Its work centers primarily on public safety and terrorism, organized crime, illicit drug production and drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, trafficking in human beings, money laundering, child pornography, financial and high-tech crime, and corruption.
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Interpol Hunts for 'Jihadi Poster Girls' who Left Parents Notes Claiming: 'We Will Meet in Paradise'

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is searching for two 'jihadi poster girls' who it fears may have been tricked into going to Syria and fighting on the side of Islamist rebels opposing Bashar al-Assad's regime. The two photogenic ... [Published Breitbart Feed - 2 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Italian authorities grant refugee status to wife of Kazakh tycoon

ROME, April 19. /ITAR-TASS/. The Italian authorities have granted the refugee status to the wife of Kazkhstan’s big business tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov - Alma Shalabayeva - and her underage daughter. The decision was made by a special commission for international ... [Published Itar Tass - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Far fewer air disasters, but they worry us more

The consequences will be felt as MH370 has changed air travel.In the safest era in the history of commercial aviation, the causes of ever more infrequent airliner crashes are often obvious. But MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared on March ... [Published Blayney Chronicle - 17 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Naples money launderer caught in Germany

(ANSA) - Caserta, April 18 - Italian and German police onFriday arrested a Naples man convicted of money laundering andreceiving stolen goods in Dusseldorf.Renato Vista, 57, on the run since December 2012, wasescorted back to Rome's Fiumicino Airport ... [Published ansa.it - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

The poster girls for jihad: Interpol searches for two Austrian teens 'in Syria fighting for Islamic rebels'

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished on April 10Social media posts then began, showing girls in Islamic dressInterpol believes they have been tricked into going to SyriaShocking photographs shown one of the girls with AK-47-wielding ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Teacher child-porn rap shocks cities

The Cambridge schoolteacher and child-porn suspect who feds say admitted to secretly videotaping children changing clothes in a locker room had a clean background check when he was hired last year, ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]
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First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

West African police join hands against transnational crimes

World Bulletin / News DeskPolice chiefs from West African countries have agreed to bolster cooperation to fight cross-border crimes, including human and arms trafficking.Following a two-day summit which concluded in Malian capital Bamako on Thursday, ... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

Interpol Admits Challenges in Arresting Genocide Fugitives

The international police (Interpol) has admitted to facing some challenges in arresting Genocide fugitives, mostly related to the time when the crimes were committed.Although Interpol has issued more than 200 red notices at the request of the Rwandan ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 6 reports

Red notice issued by Interpol to arrest 96 criminals

[Colombo, Lankapuvath] – Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, said that red notice had been obtained from Interpol to arrest 96 criminals over different crimes. He further added that 40 out of them are LTTE suspects.Spokesman told that foreign forces ... [Published Lankapuvath - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

LTTE revival neutralized- Police

Attempts by the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to regroup in Sri Lanka are currently being neutralized with the help of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) officials and Sri Lanka Army, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.Since ... [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rep. Pittenger Introduces Bill to Suspend Foreign Aid Upon Failure to Use Interpol's Stolen, Lost Travel Documents Database (4/16/14)

WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4448) to "direct the President to suspend assistance to foreign countries that fail to use INTERPOL's Stolen and . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

PM meets Interpol chief

amThe Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday met the Secretary-General of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), Ronald Kenneth Noble, and discussed relations and issues of mutual ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 17 2014]
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What’s Going on at Interpol? (3) [Published The Corner on National Review Online - Oct 25 2013]
EUObserver picks up on the curious story of the way in which Interpol appears to be being used by certain regimes to harass their opponents abroad:Estonia has complained to Interpol about what it sees as Russia's use of the police agency to interfere ...
Interpol always with us - Zahid [Published JUST READ! - Mar 16 2014]
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday rubbished claims by certain quarters, including foreign media and security agents that the government has repeatedly turned down offers by Interpol to assist investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines ...
Stolen passports used for Malaysia flight, Inte... [Published Harakahdaily - Mar 09 2014]
Interpol says that "at least two passports" used to board flight MH370 were listed in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database. And matching up with what's been reported earlier, the agency identified them...   Read more... ...
Missing plane unlikely to be terrorist incident... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Mar 11 2014]
The head of international police agency Interpol today said he did not believe the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane on Saturday was a terrorist incident."The more information we get, the more we are inclined to conclude it is not a terrorist ...
Interpol says considering Yanukovych warrant re... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Mar 07 2014]
Interpol said today it was considering a request from Ukraine's new government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych.The international police organisation confirmed it had received a request from authorities in Kiev on Wednesday ...
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