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Egypt blocks Rafah border crossing with Gaza

“Egyptian authorities have abruptly shut down a terminal shared with the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip, citing security reasons, a Hamas official said.” Source: Egypt blocks Rafah border crossing with Gaza | GulfNews.com

September 8th, 2013 | Posted in Travel Safety | Read More »

Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon

“Several countries have advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible U.S. military strike on Syria.” Source: Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon | Reuters

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Travel Safety | Read More »

Tourism firms to invest $8.6 billion in Mexico over three years

“Private companies plan to invest $8.6 billion in tourism projects in Mexico over the next three years, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday, as the country’s tourism industry works to overcome publicity from drug-related violence.” Source: Tourism firms to invest $8.6 billion in Mexico over three years: President | Reuters

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Travel Safety | Read More »

Indian train kills at least 34 crossing track, triggers protest

“A train killed at least 34 people crossing a railway track in eastern India on Monday, triggering a protest by passengers who beat the driver unconscious, attacked other staff and torched a carriage, officials and media said. About 40 people on average die every day on India’s vast but decrepit railway network. Many of the […]

August 19th, 2013 | Posted in Travel Safety | Read More »

Four Thai nationals released in Nigeria a week after kidnapping

“Four Thai nationals have been released unhurt a week after they were abducted while travelling to a farm in southern Nigeria, police said on Sunday.” Source: Four Thai nationals released in Nigeria a week after kidnapping | Reuters

August 18th, 2013 | Posted in Travel Safety | Read More »