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Syrian civil war killing Lebanese tourism

As civil war rages in neighbouring Syria and with tourism from the Gulf non-existent, hardened Lebanese merchants are surviving on a mixed bag of individual initiative, well-off Syrian tourists and he

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

500 Civil War soldiers march in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - On April 15, 1861 President Lincoln called for volunteers to defend Washington, and three days later the first Philadelphians left for the capital.

Gas prices soar as Libya descends into civil war

U.S. gasoline prices increased nearly 33 cents in two weeks, the second-biggest two-week jump in the history of the gasoline market, according to a new survey of filling stations.

Sudan: Violence and hope present in equal measure

Sudan, for so long the focus of the world's humanitarian attention, is back in the news.

Bangkok is dragged into a civil war situation (Updated Sunday, May...

On Sunday morning, the situation continues to remain confused in Bangkok following the escalation of violence between Red Shirt protesters and the government’s forces since Thursday.

Thai general vows civil war before being shot

A renegade Thai general was shot in Bangkok on Thursday as the military planned to encircle barricaded antigovernment demonstrators.

More recognition for Southern Sudan

It was welcome news for the government and people of Southern Sudan, when the EU last week formally opened a representative office in Juba.

Great balls of fire! Two southern belles on new Civil War...

Two of the south’s most famous belles — each of whom are connected to one of the world’s most beloved writers — are being feted this year in a special program.

Record tourist numbers as Nepal emerges from civil war

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Less than three years after a long and bloody civil war ended, tourists are returning to Nepal and its spectacular mountain scenery in record numbers despite a global economic sl

Ivory Coast tourism declines because of drawn out civil war

A drawn out six-year civil war has emptied beachside villages in divided Ivory Coast, like in one area called Assinie, where groups of European tourists used to come in busloads.

Resource-rich Angola creeps out of tortured past

Standing high above the African savannah at the giant rocks of Pungo Andongo in north-central Angola's remote province of Malanje, you can feel the weight of history reverberating from the soles of yo