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Egypt: The U.S. Department of State Reissues Travel Alert

Date: December 27th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel alert for Egypt Dec. 18, just days before a car bomb killed 14 people at a police compound in Mansoura, 80 miles north of Cairo. The Dec. 24 bombing appears to have targeted police, but reports indicated that several civilians were also killed or injured in [read more]

Thailand: Protests Continue in Bangkok

Date: December 6th, 2013 | No Comments

Thousands of protestors calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down remained in the streets of Bangkok after riot police removed barricades Dec. 3. At least four people were killed and 256 injured during the height of the three weeks of demonstrations. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban called for more action against the government and [read more]

Ukraine: Protestors Fill Streets of Kiev

Date: November 29th, 2013 | No Comments

An estimated 100,000 demonstrators filled the streets of Kiev Nov. 24 in what may have been just the first in a series of protests. The marches were spurred by the government’s decision to back out of talks with the European Union and to instead work on strengthening economic ties with Russia. Riot police were mostly [read more]

Bangladesh: Strikes Turn Violent

Date: November 1st, 2013 | No Comments

At least four people were killed during a three-day strike Oct. 27-29 headed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in an effort to bring down the government before January elections. The country’s major tourist season is just beginning, but many tour companies warned against traveling to the country as the strikes grew violent. Clashes erupted [read more]

Cambodia: Protests Turn Violent in Phnom Penh

Date: September 18th, 2013 | No Comments

At least one demonstrator was killed and several more injured when protests turned violent in Phnom Penh Sept. 15. Officials say that security forces used tear gas and water cannons, and fired their weapons into the air to disperse the crowds as they gathered to protest alleged cheating in the country’s July elections. Though [read more]

Ukraine: Protests Continue for Third Week in Kiev

Date: December 13th, 2013 | No Comments

Protests in Kiev continued for a third week as security forces moved in to raid the opposition party’s headquarters Dec. 9, just one week after violent clashes erupted in the capital. Armed police cleared out encampments and cut off electricity to the occupied City Hall, allegedly using force against many of the demonstrators. The actions [read more]

Ukraine: Number of Protestors Grow in Kiev

Date: December 6th, 2013 | No Comments

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov warned of a coup in Kiev Dec. 2, as he was informed of demonstrators’ plans to seize the parliament building. The protests began Nov. 21 when Ukraine announced plans to back out of talks with the European Union in order to strengthen ties with Russia. The number of demonstrators has grown [read more]

Thailand: Protestors Strike in Bangkok

Date: November 15th, 2013 | No Comments

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Bangkok Nov. 11, while organizers announced plans for a three-day strike in the coming weeks. The protests began in response to an amnesty bill, which sources say would allow for the return of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The strike could affect transportation and other [read more]

Brazil: Violent Protests in Sao Paulo

Date: November 1st, 2013 | No Comments

The shooting death of a teenager by local police Oct. 27 spurred a new surge of violent protests in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations originally targeted increased transit fees announced Oct. 25, but after the shooting, protesters set several buses on fire and temporarily blocked a major highway leading out of the city Oct. 28. Police [read more]

Egypt: Violence Continues, Travel Warning in Effect

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

Violence continued in Egypt for a second month as the Egyptian Army launched helicopter strikes against possible militant targets in the Sinai Peninsula and sealed off roads leading to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya and Tahrir Squares, where supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi continue to gather. National train service has been suspended for more than [read more]

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