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Tourists in Kenya warned about possible election violence

Tourists have been advised to stay away from Kenya’s beaches after it emerged that gangs of young men have been training in forest camps to disrupt Monday’s election.

Masked men with guns and machetes attack Italian tourists in Kenya

In Kenya, masked men carrying guns and machetes attacked a group of Italian tourists on Wednesday.

Rakhine clashes do not deter Myanmar tourists

Though hopes of developing tourism in Rakhine State suffered a blow as last month’s clashes prompted the cancellation of tour packages in the strife-torn area, the tourist industry has seen few or n

Kashmir waiting for tourists to return

Two years ago, the old city in Srinagar was the sort of place police would only venture into wearing body armour.

Emirates to restart service to Libya after 18-month suspension

The largest carrier in the Middle East, Dubai-based Emirates Airline, will re-start flights to Libya in October after suspending them for almost 18 months due to violent unrest and chaos in the coutry

Egyptian tourism hopes for recovery despite ongoing violence

CAIRO, Egypt - Despite ongoing street violence and more than 70 deaths after a football match riot last week, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism hopes to see a recovery in tourist numbers to between 12 and

Ethnic violence and war threats likely to kill fledgling tourism in...

(eTN) - Tourism once was a beacon of hope for the newly-independent Republic of Southern Sudan, but those hopes are being dashed now on multiple fronts and all at once.

Tahrir Square violence devastates already rocky tourism sector in Egypt

The head of the Egyptian Federation of Tourism Chambers, Elhami Zayat, said that Egypt is threatened with being removed from global touristic brochures if there is not an immediate cessation to the vi

Libyan “revolutionaries” unleash reprisal bloodbath

After months of grinding civil war, with supporters of Moammar Gadhafi slowly yielding territory to anti-Gadhafi rebels, the final battle for Libya's liberation unleashed an apparent bloodbath.

Egypt’s tourism chief: Maspero attacks “catastrophe in every sense”

Egypt’s minister of tourism weighed in on the 9 October attacks on demonstrators at Maspero, calling the incident a “catastrophe in every sense.”

Upsurge in violence makes breaking Israeli-Palestinian deadlock more urgent

The recent serious escalation of violence in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip makes it ever more urgent to break the deadlock in the Middle East peace talks, the top United Nations political officia

UN concerned over high level of violence in Mexico

The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over escalating violence in some parts of Mexico, saying organized crime and brutality could undermine the State and threaten the people''s bas

UN chief voices alarm at escalation of violence in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the escalation of violence in Syria, which has reportedly claimed at least 70 lives over the past week alone, and called for independent and tra

UN: Escalating violence may push Yemen towards civil war

The United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm at the escalating violence in Yemen, which it said may push the country to the brink of civil war, and called on the Government to stop its de

UN: Human rights violations escalate across Middle East

United Nations human rights officials today voiced deep concern about the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, where rights violations have escalated as governments respond to ongoing protests for g

Ban reiterates calls to end deadly violence and mass arrests in...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his calls for an immediate end to the violence in Syria and for an independent inquiry into the numerous killings during recent protests amid fresh reports

Syria: UN urges end to violence and calls for probe into...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ongoing violence against peaceful demonstrators in Syria, which has resulted in more deaths and many injuries, and called upon the country's authorities

Yemen’s tourism minister resigns over violence in Sana’a

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh resigned from his post and quit the ruling party Friday after the shooting attack on anti-government protesters in Sana'a, becoming the first cabinet member to

Ban welcomes authorization of measures to protect civilians

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Security Council’s “historic” decision to authorize the use “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, saying the move was an affi

Attack on gay tourists “saddens” St. Lucia

The government of St. Lucia is apologizing to three American tourists for an attack the men say was motivated by anti-gay sentiment.