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UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions

Voicing alarm at reports that at least 66 people have been executed in Iran in January alone, including several political activists, the United Nations human rights chief today once again called on

UN: Israel must halt illegal settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory

A United Nations committee on Palestinian rights today called on the international community to take steps to compel Israel to end its “illegal” settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territo

High waters in Seine River halt Paris sight -seeing cruises

PARIS — Unusually high waters prompted Paris tour boat operators to halt Seine River sight-seeing cruises.

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspends US flights due to volcanic ash over...

RIYADH — Saudi Airlines said on Monday it had halted flights between the United States and Saudi Arabia because of the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland over the Atlantic.

With a Maoist-initiated national strike, Nepal grinds to a halt

A power struggle in Nepal between the government of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and the Maoists, who hold the most legislative seats, is seeing the local folk and foreign tourists caught in the

Indian court asks government to curb sex tourism

In view of the increasing incidences of rape, sexual offences, sexual abuse of children, particularly street-children, the Indian government and the law ministry were urged to redefine rape and includ

Virgin repeats calls to US to halt AA-BA alliance

LONDON - Virgin Atlantic Airlines on Monday repeated its calls to the U.S.

Eurostar services halted indefinitely

LONDON – The only passenger rail link between Britain and the rest of Europe has been shut down indefinitely, Eurostar said Sunday, promising more travel misery for thousands of stranded passengers

Mexico travel curbed as tour operators halt flights

Air travel tightened to Mexico, the country at the center of the swine flu outbreak, as Air Canada, WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Transat A.T. Inc.

Hebridean cancels all international cruises

Luxury cruise line Hebridean International announced this week that it is pulling out of the international cruise market with immediate effect.

Hawaii Superferry to start laying off workers as of tomorrow

Hawaii Superferry yesterday announced it would start laying off its 236 employees after tomorrow's final sailing, as it appears more likely the company will leave the state for good.

Virgin Atlantic halts Mumbai service

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways has been forced to slam the brakes on its Mumbai-London operations from May thanks to a double whammy of the economic slowdown and excess capacity.

Swiss airline’s last flight to Libya halted

BERN, Switzerland — Swiss International Air Lines said Tuesday that it had lost permission to land in Libya, which has been cutting links since Swiss police arrested dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son t

Aloha Airlines halting passenger service

HONOLULU - Aloha Airlines said Sunday it will halt all passenger service after Monday, signaling the end of an airline that has served Hawaii for more than 60 years.Aloha, which filed for bankruptcy for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 21, was a casualty of fierce competition and rising fuel prices. The airline said it will stop taking reservations for flights after Monday.