3rd January 2020

US-Iran tensions escalate in Iraq

SITUATION SUMMARY On 3 January, the Pentagon confirmed a targeted airstrike had been conducted at Baghdad International Airport. The target of the strike was...

Earthquake in Southern Philippines – Alert Plus
16th December 2019

Earthquake in Southern Philippines – Alert Plus

SITUATION SUMMARY On 15 December, at approximately 06:00 UTC, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake was recorded six kilometres south of Magsaysay, southwest of Davao on...

New Zealand Eruption – Alert Plus
10th December 2019

New Zealand Eruption – Alert Plus

SITUATION SUMMARY On 9 December, at approximately 14.30 local time, the Whakaari/White Island Volcano in the Bay of Plenty erupted, sending a large plume...

President seeks asylum in Mexico amid Bolivian Protests
12th November 2019

President seeks asylum in Mexico amid Bolivian Protests

SITUATION SUMMARY Evo Morales has resigned as the President of Bolivia on 10 November and, a day later, the ousted president accepted political asylum...

Diwali 2019 and Relating Travel Risks
22nd October 2019

Diwali 2019 and Relating Travel Risks

SITUATION SUMMARY Diwali, also know as Deepavali, is the annual Hindu festival of light that celebrates the spiritual victory of good over evil, and...

Ecuador Demonstrations and The State of Emergency
10th October 2019

Ecuador Demonstrations and The State of Emergency

SITUATION SUMMARY Thousands of protesters have been taking to the streets in Ecuador over the past ten days. While the unrest was initially triggered...

World Maritime Day 2019 – Piracy and Maritime Insecurity in the 21st Century
27th September 2019

World Maritime Day 2019 – Piracy and Maritime Insecurity in the 21st Century

World Maritime Day falls on 26th September 2019 In 2010 Solace Global started out as Solace Global Maritime – providing armed security on vessels transiting...

Oktoberfest Travel Advice 2019
9th September 2019

Oktoberfest Travel Advice 2019

SITUATION SUMMARY From 21 September to 6 October 2019, Munich and other major Bavarian cities are set to host the world’s largest Volksfest (or...

UK Government Suspends Parliament
29th August 2019

UK Government Suspends Parliament

SITUATION SUMMARY On 28 August 2019, the Queen of the United Kingdom approved Boris Johnson’s request for a suspension, or a prorogation, of UK...

JAPAN 日本 2019  RUGBY WORLD CUP
27th August 2019

JAPAN 日本 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to kick off on 20 September in Japan. This is the first time the tournament will be...