INTERPOL TRAVEL DOCUMENT (video)

28 December, 2012

INTERPOL has developed its first ever travel documents (e-Passport Booklet and e-Identification Card). These are intended to enable INTERPOL officials, chiefs of law enforcement agencies, heads of National Central Bureaus and staff to travel internationally on official INTERPOL business without requiring a visa when assisting in transnational investigations or urgent deployments. Granting the INTERPOL Travel Document special visa status will help law enforcement officers from INTERPOL member countries and...

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Kuwaiti travel documents

25 December, 2012
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KUWAIT: Traveling in the 1930s was not as a familiar process as it is nowadays since Kuwaiti people, back in the days, had no passports to travel with. They traveled to few countries and were restricted to an agreement between the government of Kuwait and the British Empire, researcher in the Kuwaiti heritage Dr Yagoub Al-Ghunaim said yesterday. People who wanted to travel had to go the Amir’s Secretary...

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Effective annexation: Israel now stamping passports of West Bank visitors “Judea and Samaria only” (update)

24 December, 2012
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UPDATE SEE HERE: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/12/201514.htm#ISRAEL   (Ismael Mohamad / United Press International) Effective annexation: Israel now stamping passports of West Bank visitors “Judea and Samaria only” New Israeli stamp says “Judea & Samaria only” in reference to the occupied West Bank. (Rima Merriman) Because the Palestinian Authority has no real control or sovereignty, anyone who wishes to go to the occupied West Bank can only do so with Israeli permission....

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History of Biometrics

19 December, 2012
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By Stephen Mayhew November 22, 2012 Introduction The term “biometrics” is derived from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metrics” (to measure). Automated biometric systems have only become available over the last few decades, due to significant advances in the field of computer processing. Many of these new automated techniques, however, are based on ideas that were originally conceived hundreds, even thousands of years ago. One of the oldest...

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Diplomatic Passport Of East Germanys Minister Of State Security (STASI)

13 December, 2012
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Diplomatic Passport Of East Germany’s Minister Of State Security (STASI) This is the East German Diplomatic Passport of Erich Mielke (December 28, 1907 – May 21, 2000) a German Communist politician and Minister of State Security of the German Democratic Republic from 1957 to 1989. A hard-line Stalinist, he spent several years in the Soviet Union. Mielke held the military rank of four star Army General. In 1993, he...

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My German passport found in Shanghai

8 December, 2012

(by PETER NASH, Sydney) My German passport found in Shanghai Sitting at the computer my wife Rieke knew something special had come into the ‘inbox’ and called me immediately. The unknown sender titled the Subject: “Lost Passport in Shanghai” – a topic with which I was familiar as I had initiated connections to owners of two German Passports a few years earlier. However, this time there was an attachment...

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Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

15 November, 2012
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Louis of Battenberg, the great grandson of Queen Victoria, and second cousin of George V, was born in Windsor, England, on 25th June, 1900. His father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, had been born in Austria. As a result of the anti-German feelings in Britain during the First World War the family changed its name from Battenberg to Mountbatten. Mountbatten was educated at Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Naval College (1913-16)....

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