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What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2020

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in ... Read More

Stay with me! Iran 40 days after remains Xenophobic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020

In 2008 it was the hope of an initiative by this publication to get Iranians motivated with the idea for ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines launches memorial to victims of Iran attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

On Monday, February 17, at Boryspil International airport, Ukraine International Airlines launched the construction of a park in memoriam of ... Read More

Passenger with bagful of bullets arrested in Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

Police officers have apprehended a woman trying to carry a bag with 50 small-caliber bullets through Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, ... Read More

London train station evacuated after stabbing attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

London police have swarmed Euston railway station on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, on Saturday afternoon. Armed ... Read More

Thai soldier goes on shooting rampage, kills 17 in Korat shopping mall

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020

Thai police and army detachments are currently searching for an army sniper who has killed at least 17 people in ... Read More

Wife of Lesotho Prime Minister faces charges of murdering his ex-wife

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

An arrest warrant for Lesotho Prime Minister's wife was issued the day she fled the country, after refusing to report ... Read More

One killed, five wounded as gunmen goes on rampage on California Greyhound bus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

A passenger on a Greyhound bus en route from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, opened fire shortly ... Read More

Rogue drone shuts down Spain’s largest airport, ground all flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

All departing flights were grounded and inbound flights diverted after the unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted in the airspace around ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines assists families of PS752 victims

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines continues providing the families of PS752 passengers and crew with the information, legal, and emotional support in ... Read More

European airlines returning to Iranian and Iraqi airspace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group has canceled its advisory for flights over Iranian airspace, saying its decision ... Read More

European pilots: Flying in hostile airspace costs lives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Europe’s pilots are shocked and deeply saddened by the shooting down of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Are visitors in Waikiki really safe? The answer is simple…

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

How safe are visitors in Hawaii when staying as a tourist in Waikiki? The answer remains very simple. Two police ... Read More

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

To make Cape Town safe is a big concern for leaders in South Africa. To make Cape Town safe for ... Read More

German Lufthansa extends Iran flight ban until March 28

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

German Lufthansa airline announced that it will not operate flights to Tehran, Iran until March 28. According to airline, the ... Read More

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay ... Read More

FAA declares South Florida a No Drone Zone during Super Bowl LIV

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also ... Read More

Sweden’s bombing wave continues with explosions in Stockholm and Uppsala

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Powerful explosion rocked an upscale central Stockholm neighborhood on Monday morning, shattering windows and covering entire Östermalm area block with ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

Why Lufthansa Group is also guilty in Ukrainian crash in Iran?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2020

Also responsible for the Ukraine International Airlines crash may be Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot to ... Read More

We shot down a passenger plane but didn’t mean it

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 11, 2020

A Ukrainian plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and was ... Read More

Learn about tourism safety and security?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

In cooperation with the International Association of Tourism Safety & Security Professionals (IATSSP),  The Tourism Safety Security Safety Professionals Conference ... Read More

Iran claims Ukraine International Airlines Boeing ‘caught fire in flight’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

Iran Civil Aviation Organization announced that Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet 'had caught fire in flight' before crashing just ... Read More

What crisis? Russian tourists not canceling their Middle East trips

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

According to the Vice President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian travelers are not calling off ... Read More

CIA: Ukrainian Airlines crash not a missile strike?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a televised address, has asked people not to speculate or jump to hasty conclusions about ... Read More

Transportation Safety Board of Canada issues statement on Ukrainian International Airlines Tehran crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) offers its condolences to the families and loved ones of the people who ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines official statement on Tehran crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Today, on January 08, 2020, a “Ukraine International Airlines” aircraft while operating flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv disappeared from ... Read More

Hiding something? Iran refuses to release crashed Ukrainian plane’s black box

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Iran announced that it will not release the 'black box' from the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger jet, that crashed near ... Read More

Canadian Prime Minister issues statement on deadly Iran plane crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: "This morning, I ... Read More

How to travel safe in 2020? Do not panic

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 8, 2020

There are new realities this decade for travelers and the travel and tourism industry when it comes to safety and ... Read More

Warning: Pakistan and Indian citizens should not travel to Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Pakistan's foreign office issued a travel warning for its nationals after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in ... Read More

Ukrainian plane with 176 passengers on board crashed in Iran

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2020

A Ukrainian International Airline passenger plane with 176 passengers and crew on board crashed on Wednesday morning shortly after takeoff ... Read More

No US retaliation against Iran expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

So far so good! US military officials say the attack by Iran was on areas at the two bases that ... Read More

What tops the list of travel risks for 2020?

editor editor- January 8, 2020

2020 appears to be shaping up to be a year for cautious travel. Several unsettling travel risks that have become ... Read More

Tourism not harmed if people don’t panic after Iran attack on US

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

It is still too early to make a definite statement as to how the hostility in Iraq will impact tourism. ... Read More